The Art of December Fun

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Looking for some free artsy fun in December? We’re got you covered!

All of our events are free and will be held at The Annex in Mount Pearl (right next to Admiralty House on Mortimore Drive)

Please register so we have enough supplies for you to participate in the activities.

These AAMP activities are supported by funding from the Department of Canadian Heritage (Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage Program), the City of Mount Pearl, and ArtsNL (Community Arts Program.)

Three sponsor logos. The Department of Canadian Heritage (text with a Canadian flag beside it), The City of Mount Pearl (text with a blue circle enclosing an orange diamond), and Arts NL, Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council (text with the letters NL made up of hundreds of coloured dots.)

Inuit Drum Dancing, Storytelling, and Games 

Monday, December 5, 7:00-8:00PM at The Annex

Bring the whole family to join performer Stan Nochasak (who lives in St. John’s is but originally from Nain, NL, Nunatsiavut) for an interactive evening of music, and stories and then try your hand (and your feet!) at all kinds of traditional Inuit games. 

Register by emailing info@aamp.ca


Making Comics! 

Tuesday, December 6, 7-9PM at The Annex

Have lots of ideas and little doodles but haven’t quite figured out how to put them together into a comic?

Join cartoonist Kevin Woolridge for this workshop and learn all about mini-comic construction and get tips on lettering and layout along the way. 

Register by emailing info@aamp.ca


Studio Time

Wednesday, December 7 and Thursday, December 8, 10am-12pm

Would you like some company while you work on your current creative project?

Are you trying to finish a gift but you can’t quite carve out time to do it at home?

Could you use a space to spread out your work and take a good look at it?

Studio Time is just what you need. 

Join us in the Annex for two hours of creative work time with good company, snacks, and lots of room to do your thing. 

Register by emailing info@aamp.ca


Hands-on Creativity for Preschoolers

Friday, December 9, 10-11AM at The Annex

If your kids love going all-in with fingerpaints and playdoh but you get overwhelmed by the mess of hands-on creativity, we can help.

Bring your little ones to this session, borrow a smock, and let them dive right in and make a mess. When they’re done, you can wipe their hands and take them home, leaving the mess for us to clean up. 

Register by emailing info@aamp.ca


Printing for Punks

Saturday, December 10, 2022, drop in between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Note: It will take about an hour to do your project.

In honour of Admiralty House’s recent show “Punk Rock Pearl”  Artists Jennifer Morgan & Virginia Stoddard are hosting a printing workshop. 

Using Jennifer’s eccentric collection of old-fashioned letterpress type, they will help participants typeset their names and a short phrase of five words. Participants will be printing in various colours on tissue paper, which can then be pasted onto punk posters (or made into Christmas cards, if you want to be seasonal).

This is a family event, and good for all ages, although children will need at least one accompanying adult.

No registration necessary


Seniors Painting

Monday, December 12, 1:30-4:00PM at the Annex

Join us for a seasonal project, a snack, and some conversation. No previous art experience required. 

Register by emailing info@aamp.ca


Studio Time

Monday, December 12, 7:00-9:00PM at The Annex

Would you like some company while you work on your current creative project?

Are you trying to finish a gift but you can’t quite carve out time to do it at home?

Could you use a space to spread out your work and take a good look at it?

Studio Time is just what you need. 

Join us in the Annex for two hours of creative work time with good company, snacks, and lots of room to do your thing. 

Register by emailing info@aamp.ca


The Sights Before Christmas

(Wonderbolt Circus Christmas Play)

Wednesday, December 14, 6:30PM at the Annex

THE SIGHTS BEFORE CHRISTMAS explores the fantasy world of Bernadette Doyle, a young child who is determined to stay awake all night so that she will not miss one second of Christmas magic. In her sugar plum dreams she is visited by a wild mummers troupe, Old Father Christmas himself, and Evergreen, a magical elf who stuffs Bernadette’s stocking and decorates a fanciful Christmas tree.

The characters in The Sights Before Christmas, enchant audiences with a wild array of theatrical and circus characters. From juggling and unicycling to carolling and storytelling, the show is a thrilling, wide-eyed Christmas adventure. 

The Sights Before Christmas is written and performed by Beni Malone and features Susan Jarvis.

Register by emailing info@aamp.ca


Appliqué Beading Workshop

Saturday, December 17, 1:00-4:00PM

Ready to really focus while creating something beautiful?

Join Sarah Hannon, a Mi’kmaw/settler beadworker, for this class in flat-stitch beading basics and leave with a lovely project and a calm feeling of accomplishment. 

Warning: This class may lead to a new hobby and compulsion for buying beads. 😉

Register by emailing info@aamp.ca


Pocket Creativity

December 17, 3:00-5:00PM at the Annex

Bring a group or go solo for this fun creativity challenge with host Angela Hennebury. 

You’ll be given a bag of craft supplies and doodads, a list of prompts, and 30ish minutes to do as many prompts as you can.

Snap photos of your creations and be entered to win a prize.  

Register by emailing info@aamp.ca


Solstice Celebration

Sunday, December 18, 6:00-8:00PM at the Annex

In this time of long nights and short days, there are lots of reasons that people come together and celebrate! Join us for this family-friendly gathering to enjoy this magical time of year and connect our celebrations with what is happening in the natural world too.

We will make animal-friendly decorations to string on the outdoor trees: popcorn garland and fruity ornaments tied with cotton thread and hemp string.

We will share a storybook about a family who also makes treats for the forest creatures each year. Next we head outside to decorate a tree, enjoy a mug of hot chocolate and share our favourite holiday songs as we sing together.

** Dress for the weather (expect to be outside for about half the program).

** Bring your own mug and spoon per person. (We will have spares if you forget.)

** Bring a flashlight.

** And if you wish to bring along a hand drum, bells or another musical instrument to play along while singing outdoors, please do.

Hosted by Denise Hennebury of River Rascals Family Programs

Register by emailing info@aamp.ca

Author: Christine Hennebury