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
JUL 14, 2018
Lawn Chair Strap Paintings
Weave beautiful patterns of line and color using plastic webbing from lawn furniture. Inspired by Buster Graybill’s lawn chair strap ‘paintings,’ this art project celebrates material from everyday life and challenges the distinction between ‘high’ and ‘low’ culture. Stretch, layer and interweave colorful straps to create a playful take-home artwork.
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 email@example.com before the event. Files should be at the highest possible resolution. Extra photographs will be available for those who need them.
Family Art Saturday is made possible in part by: