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
Found Object Printmaking
Artist Andrew Rice works with oil stick as well as collagraphs, a style of printmaking that incorporates found objects to create texture and form. Use a variety of found materials such as mesh, foam, and even spaghetti to make your own collagraph-printed environment, accented with oil pastel.
The abstract forms in Cara Krebs’ artwork look soft and squishy, as if to both draw you in and push you away. Make your own goo in the color of your choice, and seal it in plastic for a miniature sculpture that you can take home. Take a goo recipe when you leave so you can recreate the project in the future!
Leeza Meksin’s large-scale installations explore relationships between buildings and bodies by dressing up inanimate structures in architectural fashion. Construct your own costumed artwork that relates what we wear to the structures in which we live. Create a wearable headpiece based on the colors and shapes of your favorite Salt Lake City building.
Like the other artists featured in the exhibition, Object[ed], Tove Storch uses the language of sculpture to visualize possibilities that exist outside of rigid expectations. Storch layers flat drawings between hard steel rails, transforming flat imagery into 3D geometric form. Overturn your own expectations for sculptural materials by drawing in three dimensions with colorful wire!