RBCM@Home (Kids)

Book Illustration with Ellen Rooney

We love to read books, but we also love to see books. The pictures that often go along with words can help us imagine the world that we are entering into in fun and beautiful ways.

For this session we'll be meeting artist/ illustrator Ellen Rooney and making illustrations of our own. Through the process we'll explore how to make drawings using collage technique, as well as the importance of representing diversity in what we create.

This session is in partnership with the Greater Victoria Public Library BC Summer Reading Club.

RBCM @ Home (Kids) is hosted by Chris O'Connor.

What you'll need:

  • Paper
  • Drawing and colouring materials (crayons, markers, paints, etc.)
  • Scissors
  • Glue/ Glue stick
  • Construction paper or other coloured paper for collage (including old newspapers, magazines, etc.)

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The Zoom Room has a capacity of 500 spots. If you are not able to access through Zoom, we will also be streaming on Facebook Live. Please visit the Royal BC Museum Facebook page.

If you missed past sessions, check out our RBCM @ Home (Kids) YouTube page.
RBCM @ Home (Kids) is like a museum playdate online. Visit with members of the museum staff who are working from home, along with families from across BC, as we make and learn together. Each session will have some kind of making activity, so get your paper and pencil crayons ready. RBCM @ Home(Kids) takes place on Wednesdays at 11 am, visit our calendar for topics, presenters and a list of materials so you can join in with hands-on activities at home.

For adults and youth, check out

RBCM @ Home. This program takes place on Tuesdays at 12pm and highlights members of the curatorial and collections staff who are working from home during the pandemic and discover how they do their work, how their work is reflected in their homes and what they're working on now.

Get in Touch

Chris O'Conner
Chris O’Connor
a/Director of Community Engagement and Regional Partnerships