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

MAR 10, 2018
Layered Earth Drawings
Like the deposits of sand and clay that formed the rock of the Badlands millions of years ago, Molly Kaderka’s drawings take shape through a detailed process of mark-making, layer by layer. For your artwork, gain inspiration from mysterious and intriguing natural phenomena like geology and the night sky. Then, draw organic textures onto transparent sheets before sandwiching together these artistic strata to compose your layered drawing.

APR 14, 2018
Experiment with Abstract Art
Just like in ancient myth and contemporary culture, Wren Ross’ artworks use symbols and colors to communicate. Although her style is abstract, it is full of intention and meaning. Join KUED Kids at UMOCA to create your own abstract artwork. We will use curriculum from a brand new PBS Kids program, Pinkalicious & Peterrific, to inspire our abstract painting, using experimental tools like straws and feathers. After learning about how abstract artists like Wren Ross make decisions as they create, we will discover the hidden meaning within our own paintings.

MAY 12, 2018
Landscape Printmaking
Penelope Umbrico’s Sunsets combines hundreds of photographs of the Sun, each one taken by a different person. By assembling these images, Umbrico shows us how our different perspectives of the world can originate from similar desires. Join us as we use Styrofoam “master plates” to create our own landscape prints. In addition to taking individual prints home, we will combine all our images together to form a larger group perspective.

JUN 9, 2018 Family Art Saturday Canceled Due to UMOCA’s Annual Spectacle



Family Art Saturday is made possible in part by: