Saturday, August 17, 2013

CNE Tips for moms with artsy kids

Muskoka chairs throughout the CNE, done by young artists in Toronto schools

Visiting the CNE with an artsy kid?

You will want to see:
• Celebrity Sand Sculpture in the Better Living Centre.
• International Sand Sculpting Competition in the Direct Energy Centre. It involves six international competitors. See them in action until August 21. Admire their artwork until September 2.
Butter Sculpting in Better Living Centre (where OCAD students sculpt pounds of butter).
• Mixed media craft activities at the Arts, Crafts & Hobbies Centre (to create small cards, theatre mask and origami). Don't miss the Toronto in origami, a display by Yuri and Katrin Shumakov. 
• Fibre arts craft on Kids Street near Kids World Park.

Circus workshops in Kids World Park (seven daily sessions).
Tic Toc at the Ricoh Coliseum, a Cirque du Soleil-like show (daily at 2 and 5 p.m.). 
• Recycled Orchestra from Paraguay on the International Stage closer to Princes' Gate. They use instruments made out of stuff fund at the landfill! (August 16-20 & 22-25, check the schedule upon arrival).

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