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
Artist-Led Stencil Workshop
Create your own original stencils with Jann Haworth, artistic director of the traveling exhibition, Work In Progress. Engaging community members in its very creation, Work In Progress is an ongoing collaborative mural of women who have made historic contributions to science, activism, the arts and more. View the mural for inspiration before designing, cutting and printing a stencil to take home.
BEFORE YOU ATTEND: Have someone in particular you would like to portray? Email firstname.lastname@example.org by January 9 with their name (if well known) or an image. Files must be at the highest possible resolution and no smaller than 2 MB. Extra photos will be available for those who need them.
Hybrid Animal Selfies
Rona Pondick and Robert Feintuch explore psychological aspects of being human through humorous representations of fragmented and hybrid bodies. Turn yourself into a composite creature, too! Dream up the body of a funny animal to paint on a portable “head in the hole” photo board, then place your face in the opening and pose for a photo to complete your perplexing artwork.
Stop and Go
Can moving images represent the real world? Justin Chouinard creates media sculptures, performances, and motion image artworks inspired by the limitations of film. Learn how a sequence of still images can trick the brain into seeing movement, and then illustrate your own flipbook animation for a take-home artwork that embodies both the static and cinematic.