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

DEC 8, 2018
Data Selfies
Molly Morin’s weightlifting-inspired artworks visualize her practice as an athlete and coach. The artist collects data based on the movements of lifting weights and transforms this information into intricate patterns. Create a self-portrait based on data in your life! Celebrate your everyday actions by visualizing them as a constellation of symbols and colors.

JAN 12, 2019
New Year’s Nature Calendars
Art Truck artist Céline Downen believes that our backyards are sources of inspiration for year-round art-making. Using natural materials, we will make a functional 2019 calendar by creating twelve 2D miniatures that will inspire you to get outside throughout the year to come.

FEB 9, 2019
Whoop Dee Masks
Whoop Dee Doo is a theatrical art experience that encourages youth across the country to take ownership of their own creativity through immersive, interactive performances. The dreamlike costumes and set pieces on display in the education gallery originate from humble materials like butcher paper, tape and cardboard. Using a variety of media, bring to life your own memorable character mask that can transport you to the world of Whoop Dee Doo.


Family Art Saturday is made possible in part by: