Each day features a different theme and animation technique, so a brand new experience is guaranteed every time! From 3D clay to painting on cel and paper cut-out, there’s always something to discover in these hands-on sessions.
Monday, December 27 — Wintry Windows (2D paper)
What’s that image forming in the frost? Your own original creation!
Tuesday, December 28 — Hockey Fever (3D clay)
Play Canada’s favourite sport in a whole new way!
Wednesday, December 29 — Mush! Mush! (3D clay)
Today, we’ve gone to the dogs. Join us for an animated sled race!
Thursday, December 30 — Snowy Treetops (Painting on cel)
Watch out for falling snow in our animated forest!
Friday, December 31 — Fluffy Snowflakes (2D paper)
They say no two snowflakes are exactly alike… animate your very own!
Sunday, January 2 — Holiday Baking (3D clay)
Make your own tantalizing treats in our creative kitchen… no cooking experience required!
Winter Wonderland! screening program — ages 3 and up
Once daily, Dec. 27—31 and Jan. 2
2 p.m. — 3 p.m.
$2/child or free with workshop registration, supervising adults free
An hour-long program of family-friendly, animated holiday films at the NFB Cinema featuring a selection of the following titles:
Christmas Cracker — 1963 (8 min)
Three segments of movie magic by Oscar-winning animation pioneer Norman McLaren.
HA’Aki — 2008 (4 min)
A lyrical and wonderfully unorthodox interpretation of hockey as played in the mind of lyrical and wonderfully unorthodox animation artist Iriz Pääbo.
Léon in Wintertime — 2007 (27 min)
This delightful puppet animation portrays the adventures of a distraught bear cub who runs away from home.
Lights for Gita — 2001 (7 min)
The traditional Hindu festival of lights, Divali, comes alive in a sparkling new way for eight-year-old Gita.
Molly in Springtime — 2009 (26 min)
In this sequel to Léon in Wintertime, it’s carnival in Balthasarville, and the scoundrel Bonifacio is scheming to overthrow Léon and become King Quack.
The Sweater — 1980 (10 min)
Bestselling author Roch Carrier narrates a mortifying boyhood experience in this animated adaptation of his beloved story “The Hockey Sweater.”