Family Art Saturday

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

UMOCA invites children of all ages and their families to discover our changing exhibitions and participate together in hands-on art making activities led by a trained educator. Each activity connects to a brand new idea, medium or theme explored by an artist currently exhibited in the museum. Projects are suitable for a wide range of ages and abilities.

Family Art Saturday is offered free of charge.


JUL 12
Journey Through Space and Capture It In A Jar

Jet through space with your own paper bag astronaut helmet, then explore the wonders of the cosmos by creating a galaxy in a jar with a space-themed snow globe!


Seeded Sculptures

Eat Art Together (E.A.T.) is a collaboration between UMOCA, local artists and three community garden spaces to create public artworks from recycled materials that improve the gardens. Create your own sculptural container using recycled and reusable materials of all kinds. Then, take it home, plant a seed and watch it grow!


SEP 13
Color Eruption!

Fall brings transitions of all kinds: summer ends, school starts, and the mountainsides change into a rainbow of colors. Find inspiration in Olafur Eliasson’s photographs of a volcano as it changes throughout the year, and celebrate the new season by drawing a mountain-scape in each of the four seasons.


OCT 11

Art Crate Candy Containers

Ever wonder how art travels to the museum and arrives safe and sound for each exhibition? The art crate exists behind the scenes, but we’re bringing it into the spotlight. Artwork arrives in crates of all shapes and sizes, bringing us artistic treats year-round. Create a custom candy bag to collect your own Halloween treats inspired by the simplicity and structure of a wooden crate.


Sun Prints

How would you make an image using the sun? Will Lamson creates photographs on the land by directly exposing the landscape to the sun’s energy. Find creative ways to expose sun-sensitive paper using found objects, natural materials and cut paper, then develop your images before taking them home.


DEC 13
Scandinavian Holiday

The exhibit Bikuben explores Utah heritage through the lens of contemporary Danish art. Come celebrate the holidays by exploring the decorative holiday traditions of Scandinavian cultures. Weave together your own paper heart ornament, decorate a dala horse with festive painting and more! Take a hands-on look at another culture and add a new tradition to one of your family’s own.

Special thanks to our media sponsor Utah Family Magazine.


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