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Museum Explorers Family Workshop

Museum Explorers Family Workshop

Each week's interactive tour and hands-on art activity is inspired by the exhibition, Get the Picture! Contemporary Children's Book Illustration. This workshop is designed for children ages two to eight accompanied by an adult. Participate in one or all of these workshops.

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July 7: Line Up
Look for all types of lines – straight and curvy, thick and thin – in art throughout the museum and make linear designs using scratch art paper.

July 14: Fantastic Places
Search the museum for exciting places and draw fantastical and colorful worlds using oil pastels. Three-time Caldecott Award winning artist David Wiesner will greet families during the program and sign copies of his books, including Art and Max and Mr. Wuffles! from 11 a.m. to noon.

July 21: Creative Characters
Seek out traditional and unusual portraits throughout the museum and assemble a 3-D character from new and recycled materials.

July 28: Art Sounds
Imagine the sounds suggested by works of art and respond to jazz music while creating expressive pictures. Bryan Collier, winner of multiple Caldecott Honors and Coretta Scott King Awards, will greet families during the program and sign copies of his books, including Dave the Potter and Trombone Shorty, from 11 a.m. to noon.

August 4: Animal Safari
Capture the lines and shapes of animals on a trip through the museum, then add color and texture with a variety of art materials.

August 11: All about Me
Hunt for clues about famous people in illustrations by Melissa Sweet and other artists and make an autobiographical mixed-media collage. Artist Melissa Sweet and author Jen Bryant will greet families during the program and sign copies of their books, including A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin, from 11 a.m. to noon.

August 18: Superhero Shapes
Soar to adventure with dynamic illustrations of classic and new stories, then develop an amazing superhero using Model Magic!

August 25: Finding Color
Gain inspiration from landscape art and reveal the colors of late summer with watercolor crayons.