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MOCA Family Weekend: Parents are a Drag!

Saturday, April 1, 2023
 – Sunday, April 2, 2023
 | 12:00 pm
 – 4:00 pm 
 | Free with Admission

April: Parents are a Drag!


Workshop with The Drag Academy 

Saturday, April 1 

Inspired by the work of Athena Papadopoulos, who creates sculptural works that play on stereotypical feminine signs and materials and offer commentary on the process of self-augmentation — of “dolling” and “dragging” oneself up, this week’s workshop is led by The Drag Academy. Featuring storytime with drag artist Barbie Jo Bontemps, a drag sing-a-long and the opportunity to get silly and dress up your art piece with body mapping, this workshop will show us that it’s never too early (or too late!) to get silly, dress-up and have fun with gender! Kids will trace their images on brown craft paper and then use unconventional materials like clothing, cushions, plush toys, wigs and textiles to decorate the tracing.

Registration is recommended for this workshop as there is limited capacity.

April TD Community Sunday 

Sunday, April 2

Join MOCA’s Arts Educators for a playful garment making workshop that also takes inspiration from Athena Papadopoulos’s The New Alphabet. This all-ages workshop will focus on teaching a few fundamental textile skills that will allow you to make a small wearable garment or accessory.


MOCA Family Weekend

MOCA Family Weekend is a monthly series of family-focused activities, bringing together young ones and their families for two afternoons of child-centered programming. 

Each weekend is inspired by a different exhibiting artist or theme, making for new and exciting programmes each month. Visitors can expect kid-friendly tours, registered workshops facilitated by guest artists and MOCA’s Arts Educators and other activities that place children and youth at the centre of contemporary art.  

Family Weekend Schedule

12:00–12:45 pm Kid-friendly Tour 
1:00–2:00 pm Artist-led Workshop*
2:00–2:45 pm Kid-friendly tour
3:00–4:00 pm Artist-led Workshop*

*Registration required

12:00–12:45 pm Kid-friendly Tour
12:00–4:00 pm Drop-in Workshop
2:00–2:45 pm Kid-friendly Tour

What's next

  • May: The Power of Plants!
  • June: Green Dreams and Green Screens!

Athena Papadopoulos, TAPPED, 2017. The Smurfette, Installation view, Emalin, London. © Athena Papadopoulos. Courtesy the artist and Emalin, London. Photography: Plastiques.

Venue Information

MOCA Toronto

158 Sterling Rd
Toronto, ON  M6R 2B7

This event takes place on TD Community Sunday.
TD Community Sundays are made possible by TD Bank Group through its corporate citizenship platform TD Ready Commitment.

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