Suitable for all ages
Explore 7 hands-on models of the universe made from dried beans. Take a bean bath. Sound three metre-long bean rainsticks. Play the bean-star game. Taste seven bean chili with your selection of seven different hot sauces. Sew your own bean bag. Search for the seven beanets of the Beanetary System high overhead with lensless telescopes. Select beans from a hill of mixed beans on a slowly-rotating table and use them to help make a two-dimensional bean model of the universe.
The Department of Household Science and Advanced Proverbs uses the methods of the kitchen, the basement workshop, and backyard play to nourish human understanding through touching, hearing, tasting, seeing and making. Presented in the St. Matthew's Church, a listed heritage building from the late 1800s.
This is the ninth hands-on Scotiabank Nuit Blanche project from John Shipman, an OCAD University medalist in integrated media.
St. Matthew's United Church
729 St. Clair Avenue West
This project is indoors.