Art Adventures - Ages 3-5
Fridays: September 6-December 20; 10:30 am
Drop by with your preschooler to see artworks in the galleries and to do a simple art-making activity. Art Adventures
is a great way for young artists to have their first Museum experiences - with a grown-up by their side - before coming to art classes on their own. Art Adventures is a drop-in program; no registration is required.
Class fee includes Museum admission.
Joslyn Members: $8 adult/child pair per session, $1 each additional child
General Public: $10 adult/child pair per session, $2 each additional child
Download a printable Art Adventures schedule here
Fall 2013 Schedule
September 5 SCULPTURE PORTRAITS: Visit an ancient Egyptian sculpture of Amenirdas I before using self-hardening modeling material to sculpt a portrait of someone important to you.
September 13 FRESCO PAINTINGS: Fresco painting involves painting onto wet or dry plaster. Medieval frescos in the gallery will inspire us to make our own plaster paintings in the studio.
September 20 TRIPTYCH PAINTINGS: Three panel paintings, called triptychs, were popular decorations for religious alters in the Renaissance. Learn about symbolism and storytelling by looking at a triptych, then use primary colors to create a three-paneled painting.
September 27 PATTERNED PLATES: Learn about color, pattern, and the ceramic tradition of majolica by looking at brightly decorated plates in the gallery. Design your own paper plate using oil pastels and paint.
October 4 LINE DRAWING: Learn to use a ruler to create lines and shapes like Agnes Martin. We will make designs with thick and thin lines and see how things change when lines are close together or far apart.
October 11 PEN & INK: A trip to see drawings by Dr. Seuss will inspire you to make colorful and crazy characters while learning to create with ink, using a brush and pen.
October 18 PATTERN: Look at Sherrie Levine’s wooden paintings of stripes and make your own colorful pattern paintings on wood in the studio.
October 25 STILL LIFES: Learn about space by creating a collaged still life. We will draw fruits and vegetables, then cut them out and layer them to show which ones are closest to us in space.
November 1 RELIEF SCULPTURE: Learn about relief sculptures, like those found on the outside of the Museum, and use self-hardening clay to create small relief tiles. This session will meet in the Storz Fountain Court.
November 8 PRINTMAKING: Thomas Moran’s beautiful sunset in The Pearl of Venice will inspire us to make monoprints of cityscapes, with sunsets created by blending colors of ink.
November 15 PORTRAIT COLLAGE: Visit the galleries to look at artworks of people before returning to the studio to cut, rip, and tear paper to create portraits full of texture and color.
November 22 SCULPTURE: Find sculptures of animals in the galleries then use self-hardening clay to create real or imaginary three-dimensional animals.
November 29 DECORATIVE ART: We will marble paper with shaving cream to mimic the beautiful glass used to make art deco vases. Then we’ll fold and cut our paper to make symmetrical vase shapes.
December 6 IMPRESSIONISM: Use pastels to make dabs of color onto wet paint to produce impressionistic pictures like Claude Monet.
December 13 MOVEMENT: Look at sculptures throughout the Museum to see which ones dance and which ones stand still. In the studio, use wire to create ballerinas, ninjas, and other things that move.
December 20 GLASS: Decorate clear glass balls to create colorful orbs like the hanging sculptures of Dale Chihuly.