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.

Schedule of Projects and Activities


OCT 14, 2017
Water from the Great Salt Lake soaks into and crystalizes onto the surface of larger-than-life veils of black fabric in Balqis Al Rashed’s installation, In Progress. Representing the duality of the human spirit and the physical body, salt and water hang suspended in simultaneous growth and disintegration. Paint a captivating salted watercolor image on fabric using these same two materials: the salt that forms the body of your design, and the pigmented water that flows in bold rainbows among the crystals.

NOV 11, 2017
From Waste to Weaving: Plastic Artifacts
By creating artifacts out of deconstructed plastic grocery bags, Carol Sogard questions the necessity of plastic and draws attention to the vast quantities we consume. For this project, repurpose single-use plastic by turning it into a tactile, woven artwork. Use our collection of old grocery bags or bring your own stash from home and learn how to make your own “plarn,” or plastic yarn, before weaving your ARTifact. EndFragment

DEC 9, 2017
Fluffy Paintings
Warm up this winter with an activity inspired by the wool artworks of Anna Betbeze, the 2017 Doctorow Prize winner. Betbeze burns, bleaches, dyes and stitches traditional flokati rugs, forming visceral fields of color that are both painterly and sculptural. Create your own fluffy textile artwork by cutting and coloring a unique arrangement of fun, furry, fuzzy fabrics.


Family Art Saturday is made possible in part by: