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Create a collage about your favourite place

This Sunday, join me for a fun afternoon creating a collage about your favourite place in Maple Ridge. Maybe it’s a particular spot in nature, a historical landmark, a place you spent time as a child or where you love to hang out with your friends or family. Wherever it is, bring something that reminds you of your favourite place to the workshop—a photograph, a feather, a drawing , some writing, it’s up to you.


During the workshop, you’ll have a chance to share about your favourite place and listen to other’s stories. Then we’ll break out the art supplies and create our collages. I’ll also have copies of local historical photographs and maps care of the Maple Ridge Historical Society that you can incorporate into your piece.

You don’t need any particular art experience or knowledge to take part. The workshop is designed to be fun for everyone, and I’ll be on hand to help you with composition and techniques  if you’re feeling lost or uncertain.


  • Cost: Free
  • Date/time: Sun Feb 28: 1 – 4 pm
  • Location: 23740 Fern Crescent (below the Maple Ridge Lapidary Club) – map
  • Bring: Photo or other item that reminds you of your favourite place, to incorporate into your collage
  • RSVP/Questions: email robi [at] robismith.com or fill out this contact form:  


This Place


Maple Ridge has a rich and varied history, from the traditions and culture of the Katzie First Nation, to the expansion of the railway, early logging, brickworks, and hard-working pioneer families, through to the creation of Golden Ears Park and the development of our neighbourhoods, community organizations and businesses.

And then there are the people who come from all parts of BC, Canada, and the world to live and work here. Some arrived generations ago and have stayed, others are newly arrived. We all bring our stories and histories with us as we create community together.

Over the coming months, I’m looking forward to exploring our individual and collective histories with neighbours and community-members through art.

Specifically, we’ll be working with photos, maps and writing to create collages that speak to our own experiences of “This Place”.  For historical photos and stories, we’ll be able to access the on-line collections of the  Maple Ridge Museum and Archives. You’re also invited to bring your own to add to the mix.


No art experience is necessary to take part in these free workshops. All ages are welcome (adult support is required for children under the age of 12).

For dates and details on upcoming workshops, click here. I look forward to you joining me!