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ARTventures

Looking for fun and creative projects for you and your family? Take your family on an ARTventure with a variety of art-making experiences.

Guided by a museum educator, each ARTventure explores the artistic processes of a highlighted artwork in the museum’s collection. Each month is a different experience for the whole family to enjoy!

This in-person program is perfect for all ages and all levels of artistic ability. Individual creativity and self-expression is encouraged! Drop-ins welcome.

Time: Every 2nd Saturday, 1:00-3:00
Location: Lange Family Experienceter Classroom
Ages: All ages welcome!
Cost: Free with admission, advanced registration encouraged
Supplies: Provided

Max Capacity: 20 max at any given time (20 max capacity of the room, guests welcome to wait in Experiencenter Gallery until space is available if classroom is filled). Drop-in Studio format.

Dates and Project Themes:

January 13: Chinese Ink Drawing – Featured Gallery / Exhibition: Gallery 112 Chinese Art
Learn Sumi ink drawing techniques to create a landscape inspired by ink drawings from the Chinese collection gallery artworks.

February 10: Line Portrait Painting – Featured Gallery / Exhibition: Focus Exhibition Techno-Cubism by James Pate: The Art of Line Painting
Create a painted portrait using line drawing techniques featured in Focus Exhibition Techno-Cubism by James Pate: The Art of Line Painting.

March 9: Ukrainian Egg Collage – Featured Gallery / Exhibition: Special Exhibition: The Artistic Life of Aka Pereyma
Using pattern, shape, and color, construct a delicately decorated paper collage to explore the excellent artworks of Special Exhibition: The Artistic Life of Aka Pereyma.

April 13: Japanese Cherry Tree Printmaking – Featured Gallery / Exhibition: Gallery 105 Japanese Art
Let your creativity blossom as we explore printmaking techniques and processes featured in our Japanese print collection. Create Styrofoam relief prints of Japanese cherry trees to celebrate the beginning of spring!

May 11: Japanese Clay Sculpture
Featured Gallery / Exhibition: Focus Exhibition Captivating Clay: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Horvitz Collection
Inspired by Focus Exhibition Captivating Clay: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Horvitz Collection, use a variety of clay pottery techniques to create a unique hand-built or hand-carved clay sculpture.

June 8: NO ARTventures due to Art Ball!

July 13: TBD: Projects and subjects to be determined by the new program lead

August 10: TBD: Projects and subjects to be determined by the new program lead

September 14: TBD: Projects and subjects to be determined by the new program lead

October 12: TBD: Projects and subjects to be determined by the new program lead

November 9: TBD: Projects and subjects to be determined by the new program lead

December 14: TBD: Projects and subjects to be determined by the new program lead

Register for ARTventures

Recent ARTventures … at Home! Projects

South American Jewelry

South American Jewelry

Create pendants inspired by ancient South American artworks, using metal embossing techniques.

Leaf Texture Collage

Leaf Texture Collage

Create a monochrome leaf texture collage using tree leaves and collagraph printmaking techniques.

Surrealist Scene

Surrealist Scene

create a dream-like world filled with unusual creatures and other imaginary elements

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