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

AUG 11, 2018
Hybrid Home Paper Sculptures
Krista Svalbonas combines photographs of buildings to create angular, 3D artworks that represent ‘home.’ The artist assembles these sculptures using images of multiple places in her past and present, such as New York City, rural Pennsylvania and Chicago. Use a variety of architectural images to cut, fold and construct your own paper sculpture inspired by the artist.

BEFORE YOU ATTEND: Want to use your own photographs of buildings that represent ‘home’ to you? Email your image(s) to elly.baldwin@utahmoca.org before the event. Files should be at the highest possible resolution. Extra photographs will be available for those who need them.

SEPT 8, 2018
Fold, Cut, Collage… ’Zine!
SLUG Magazine has plugged the underground scene of Salt Lake City for three decades. Initially a guide to navigating the punk scene of the city, the mag eventually expanded to trumpet many aspects of local life and culture. Don’t miss this opportunity to bind and design a DIY magazine inspired by SLUG.

OCT 13, 2018
Abstract Soundscapes
Artist Ryan Ruehlen records very low frequency (VLF) sounds that are usually inaudible to the human ear. He then transmits the sounds from remote locations to audiences in urban areas. Inspired by Ruehlen’s methods, we will explore how to translate sounds from the museum into visible marks. Create a visual listening map using imagery inspired by the sounds you hear.


Family Art Saturday is made possible in part by: