PUBLIC PROGRAMS

Public Programs For Kids

SUNDAYS

Family Sundays

Every Sunday*
1:00 pm tour at the Museum
Stop by the Manes Education Center anytime between 1:30 pm and 4:00 pm

Free with admission

Converse, collaborate and create together during our Family Sundays! Each week explore new art materials, vocabulary and ideas in our studio with our museum educator. Family Sundays provide children and the adults in their lives the opportunity to take time from their busy schedules to reconnect while talking about and making art together. New projects are featured every week. All Family Sundays will draw inspiration from the current exhibition.

*In lieu of Family Sundays on October 28,the Museum is offering a special Super Family Sunday, information below.

Smithsonian Day

Saturday, September 22
Free admission for two with a paper/phone ticket from Smithsonian Museum Day 2018

Grand Unveiling:
Sculpture Garden New Additions

Thursday, October 11
(Rain Date: October 18)
5:30 pm
Free with admission

Join us for a festive opening, with refreshments, and guided tour with the director of the exciting new additions to the renowned Museum sculpture garden, including major new works by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Marko Remec, Arthur Carter, Nathan Slate Joseph and Hans Van de Bovenkamp.

Super Family Sunday
Enchanted Forest

Sunday, October 28
Stop by the Manes Education Center anytime between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm

Museum admission, plus $15.00 materials fee per family

Join us for our annual family friendly Halloween celebration, when the Museum’s forest is transformed into a magical place. Design a fall-inspired reusable cotton tote bag, use art-making and natural materials to build a forest sculpture, create with our friends from Free Style Arts in our outdoor classroom, listen to stories and visit our animal friends from Volunteers for Wildlife.

Upcoming Super Family Sundays

January 20, 2019
Art and Animals at a Gold Coast Mansion

May 5, 2019
Art on the Move with RADD Crossfit & Free Style Arts Association

EDUCATION

Fall Art Classes For Kids and Teens

Register online or pop in to the Manes Education Center, we’ll be happy to help you choose an art class that is right for you.

TUESDAYS

After School Art
Ages 7+

with Samantha Hofsiss
Tuesdays, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm (8 weeks)
at The Manes Education Center

Session I: September 25 - November 20
Session II: November 27 - January 29
$255 Members; $300 Non-Members

Spark imagination, creativity and art based learning with traditional art making and contemporary concepts. Classes will combine studio art skills with process based explorations while discovering a variety of art materials, applications and surfaces.

TUESDAYS

The Art of Painting
Ages 11 - 14

with Samantha Hofsiss
Tuesdays, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm (8 Weeks)
at The Manes Education Center

Session I: September 25 - November 20
Session II: November 27 - January 29
$255 Members; $300 Non-Members

Young artists discover the fundamentals of painting including color mixing, value and composition. A variety of painting techniques are explored through watercolor and acrylic paints on paper and canvas board. (Paint and canvases not included)

TUESDAYS

Art Compass: For Teens and Young Adults with Autism

Tuesdays, 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
October 16, 30; November 13; December 4; April 2, 16; May 7, 21; June 4, 11
$300 for the series
Registration will open late summer 

Teens receive hands-on training in basic artistic processes that can be translated into practical job skills. Based on current exhibitions in the galleries at the Museum, these workshops will encourage participants to explore different methods of art making and design and how a museum can be a resource for creative inspiration. Students with autism will have the opportunity to apply their artistic skills and functional academic learning in a real world setting, while preparing to transition to after school life. Partial funding for our program for autism comes from the North Shore Autism Circle.

WEDNESDAYS

Mind Crafting: Design and Build 3-D Worlds
Ages 8+

with David Marini
Wednesdays, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm (8 weeks)
at The Manes Education Center

Session I: September 26 - November 21
(no class on 10/31)
Session II: November 28 - January 30
$255 Members; $300 Non-Members

Inspired by video games and movies, participants create 3-dimensional worlds that become interactive with original characters and storylines. From the screen to the drawing board, to construction, participants will use a variety of materials from cardboard to paint to create with.

THURSDAYS

After School Art
Ages 7+

with Roshanak Keyghobadi
Thursdays, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm (8 weeks)
at The Manes Education Center

Session I: September 27 - November 15
Session II: November 29 - January 31
$255 Members; $300 Non-Members

Spark imagination, creativity and art based learning with traditional art making and contemporary concepts. Classes will combine studio art skills with process based explorations while discovering a variety of art materials, applications and surfaces.

THURSDAYS

The Art of Drawing
Ages 11 - 14

with Samantha Hofsiss
Thursdays, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm (8 Weeks)
at The Manes Education Center

Session I: September 27 - November 15
Session II: November 29 - January 31
$255 Members; $300 Non-Members

Young artists discover the fundamentals of drawing from observation and explore techniques involving line, shape, light and shadow, and color. A variety of art materials including pencils, charcoal, oil pastels, and inks will be used to create inspired works of art in this creative and fun class.

THURSDAYS

College Portfolio Prep
Ages 14 - 18

with Robyn Cooper
Thursdays, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm (8 weeks)
at The Manes Education Center

Session I: September 27 - November 15
Session II: November 29 - January 31
$375 Members; $425 Non-Members

High School students develop college art portfolios with group and individual instruction. Focus on the elements and principles of art and design through application to individual students’ work, along with conversations about the work on view in our galleries. Participants work from live models* and still lifes in a variety of traditional art materials, participate in critique sessions and portfolio reviews under the guidance and support of a skilled artist, college educator, and college admissions associate.

* includes model nudity.

SATURDAYS

Creative Expeditions:
For Children with Autism
Ages 5 - 12

Saturdays, 10:00 am - 11:15 am
October 13, 27; November 17; December 8; March 30; April 13; May 11, 25; June 8, 15 
$300 for the series
Registration will open late summer 

This innovative program gives families a chance to witness their child experience success in a welcoming and creative learning environment. Parents and caregivers will gain skills in behavioral methods which they can employ when bringing their child into a community setting. Families will engage in fun interactive gallery experiences that provide opportunities for everyone to look at and talk about art in a group setting followed by hands on art making activities that encourage experimentation with new materials, processes and creative play. Partial funding for our program for autism comes from the North Shore Autism Circle.

Maps to Download

Sculpture Map
Trail Map
Kids' Sculpture Adventure
Architecture Scavenger Hunt

MuseNews Newsletter, August 2018 Edition

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