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 from toddler to tween in a wide range of abilities.

Family Art Saturday is offered free of charge.
Museum admission is a $5 suggested donation to help support our programming.
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Schedule of Projects and Activities

MAY 14
Rocket to the Moon
Larissa Sansour’s A Space Exodus explores ideas of displacement, loneliness, and isolation. Think about the people and places you would miss if you were leaving on a space expedition. Draw a picture of your favorite place or people here on Earth. Then, create a single-person paper rocket that will take you far away to the moon.

JUN 11
Media Spectacles
UMOCA’s main gallery exhibition, Ideologue, highlights our media saturated society. What we see on TV, in movies, in magazines, and on the Internet isn’t always an accurate portrayal of the world. The media is often the lens through which we see the world. Create a pair of media spectacles and see how the colorful lenses change your perspective.

Mapping Memories
Promise South Salt Lake and UMOCA are pleased to present a special art-making activity at Historic School School (3280 S 540 E, South Salt Lake, UT 84106). Dig into your memory to visualize landmarks of two special places, one from your past and one from your present. Use these personal landmarks to create a collaged map of your experiences, then and now.

Home as Self-Portrait
Through a decades-long process of collecting and arranging items of everyday life, Jim Williams has transformed his home into a livable self-portrait. Personal events, family photos, and mementos infiltrate his entire home. Many artworks are incorporated into the architecture of the structure itself. Construct a modular paper house with plenty of compartments for collecting your own photos, mementos and artwork.


SEP 10
Costumes and Construction
Leeza Meksin’s large-scale installations explore relationships between buildings, bodies and paintings by dressing up inanimate structures in architectural fashion. First, create a wearable headpiece based on the colors and shapes of your favorite Salt Lake City building. Then, dress up your hat even further by clothing your architectural look-alike in its very own threads.