Family Art Saturday

Held the second Saturday of each month from 2 to 4 pm

Family Art Saturday invites children of all ages and their adult companions to explore UMOCA exhibitions and participate together in collaborative hands-on art making activities led by a trained educator. Projects are suitable for a wide variety of ages and abilities. FREE

 

JAN 11
Do-It-Yourself Calendars

UMOCA’s do it exhibition is a compilation of do-it-yourself projects and installations instructed by renowned contemporary artists. This month’s Family Art Saturday kicks off the New Year in true do it style with a do-it-yourself calendar inspired by the artworks of the new exhibition.

 

FEB 8
Make Believe Books

The do it exhibition is a compilation of do-it-yourself projects and installations instructed by renowned contemporary artists. This month’s Family Art Saturday is inspired by a selection from this set of instructions. Have you ever wanted to write your own story? Books inspire us to make believe and imagine possibilities outside the material world. Create your own bound book with a title and cover page for a story from your imagination. Complete the activity by producing your book’s own library catalogue card for our collaborative installation, and then take your booklet home to write and illustrate the entire story.

Reference: Raqs Media Collective, do it p. 315

 

MAR 8
Stickers Everywhere!

The do it exhibition is a compilation of do-it-yourself projects and installations instructed by renowned contemporary artists. This month’s Family Art Saturday is inspired by a selection from this set of instructions. Decorate the museum by choosing where to place fun stickers. High or low, close or far, ordered or arbitrary, your choices determine how the halls of UMOCA are stickered.

Reference: Anton Vidokle, do it p. 381

 

ARP 12
Not-to-be-looked-at Art

The do it exhibition is a compilation of do-it-yourself projects and installations instructed by renowned contemporary artists. This month’s Family Art Saturday is inspired by a selection from this set of instructions. Although art is typically something one is encouraged to look at, the exhibit halls of a museum also contain visible objects that are not meant to be looked at. Practice the act of seeing and build critical observation skills while touring our gallery spaces, scavenging for and recording these not-to-be-looked-at objects hidden within the exhibits. Then, make your own not-to-be-looked-at artwork to take home.

Reference: Jimmie Durham, do it p. 149

 

MAY 10
Patterned Painting

The do it exhibition is a compilation of do-it-yourself projects and installations instructed by renowned contemporary artists. This month’s Family Art Saturday is inspired by a selection from this set of instructions. Become an instant artist using paper, a pencil and ten colors of your choice. Explore pattern, rhythm, color and balance while following a set of rules to create your own painting.

Reference: Etel Adnan, do it p. 66

 

JUN 14
DO IT!

 The do it exhibition is a compilation of do-it-yourself projects and installations instructed by renowned contemporary artists. By making art as set forth in a set of instructions, participants can simply create without the worry of being original. As the last Family Art Saturday inspired by the do it exhibition, this project exemplifies the play between originality and creativity. Create your own set of instructions for creating a work of art. Then, switch with a friend or neighbor and complete the steps they outlined to bring each artwork to life!

Reference: Jim Shaw, do it p. 355

 

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