Inspired B'y: The Majestic Iceberg - Watercolour Workshop

Date: Aug 30
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Where: Level 3 Atrium
Come Home Year


All About Icebergs Watercolour Workshop
Icebergs are naturally captivating – they appear on our horizons and shorelines every spring and summer, breathing cold arctic air over the land. Sculpted by wind and ocean, ever changing in shape and colour.

During this engaging afternoon, participants will get to touch iceberg ice collected from the North Atlantic, be inspired by beautiful paintings of icebergs by artist Tara Byran, see historic iceberg photographs, see a lifejacket used on The Titanic, and will create their very own iceberg-inspired watercolour painting using actual iceberg water.

Takeaways also include a memento bottle of iceberg water and a custom postcard set of historic iceberg images from our Archives.

This is a workshop for adults. No painting experience necessary - all skill levels welcome!

Included in the workshop fee:

  • Iceberg-themed tour of exhibitions
  • All instruction and materials to create your own watercolour painting
  • Light refreshments (tea, coffee and a cookie or muffin from The Rooms Cafe)
  • Iceberg postcard set
  • Iceberg water memento
  • A voucher for free admission to The Rooms for a return visit

Cost is $100 per person. Limited spaces! Pre-registration required. To register, please contact Visitor Services at 757-8090. For more information on the workshop schedule and content, please contact Joy Barfoot at


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Shakspeare By The Sea

by William Shakespeare
Directed by Mallory Fisher

This production marks Artistic Director Mallory Fisher's directorial debut with the company, and will broaden the appeal of Shakespeare by re-examining one of his lesser known and infrequently staged plays—Coriolanus—in a contemporary context. Set in present-day Newfoundland, the production will underscore the play’s extant themes of corruption of power, instability of capitalism, desensitization to violence, and toxic masculinity to examine our current political and social zeitgeist.

Tickets: $25 (general admission), $20 (students, seniors, unwaged)