Enjoy learning about art together!
Families and children are invited to participate in a range of programs especially designed with younger visitors in mind. The Family Programs offer fun, interactive art making activities for families with children ages 3 and up that will sure to spark one’s creativity! Activities are recommended for children ages 3 and up. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
No registration is required – drop-in, make and take a fantastic work of art home with you.
The art activities program will be held in the Stender Family Interactive Education Galleries and is appropriate for the entire family.
ART LAB provides hands-on activities, which instruct on the basic elements of art. A Walk Through Time takes visitors on a journey through major events in art history and includes replicas of famous works of art.
May 10 – Luminous ARTlifes
After looking at the artwork in the exhibition Janet Fish: Master of Light and Shadow, create a colorful masterpiece using drawing paper, vellum (parchment paper) and colored pencils.
June 14 – Red, White & Blue!
Inspired by the Looking at the Collection: Contemporary Works on Paper exhibition, produce a patriotic work of art based on Jasper Johns, American Flag using construction paper and stamps.
July 19 – Artful Fishy Tails!
Explore the Buccellati Silver Animals exhibition. Create a fish sculpture using art papers and other materials for embellishment.
August 16 – Get Your Hollywood On!
Discover the character drawings in the exhibition Al Hirschfeld: A Celebration of Hollywood and Broadway. Draw your “selfie” using gel pens and add a bit of glitter to your work!
In the Museum Academy – Art classes are offered weekdays and Saturdays for children ages 3 and up. No prior experience is necessary to enroll, and all materials are provided for the children’s classes. High School and adult art classes and workshops are also available. See the following Museum Academy schedules.