Family Art Days

Family Art Days

Create memories. Make art. Learn together.

 

Make Art Together

We're back with FREE Family Art Days on the third Saturday of the month, September through May, 9am-Noon. Due to the ongoing health situation, we will offer a demonstration in our gallery, with free pick up art kits (available in the gallery). Learn from one another, share in the fun, and create unique works of art together. DROP IN ANYTIME! 9am-Noon.

 

Share your creations!

This winter, we'll be hosting an online exhibition of works of art made as part of Family Art Days. The exhibition will run March 1-31. There is no limit to the number of works each artist can submit. Upload your images here by Wednesday, February 24, 2021 to be included.

 

Upcoming Sessions

A white silhouette of a fox on a dark blue background

February 20, 9am-noon

Solar-Powered Pictures

Tomiko Jones used a historic, camera-less photographic process to create the cyanotypes on view in From the Studios. Try this process yourself—use sunlight to capture the shapes of objects set on specially-treated paper.

 

Project Archive

During the coronavirus shutdown, PenArt posted weekly family art projects online. Some were designed to use supplies most people have at home. Others were given away as kits. Check out our library of projects below.

 

clay bust of a smiling person

Storied Statues (kit)

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A large square of paper with cut out black brush strokes on colored papers

Layered Lines (kit)

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A colorful parallelogram on a plaster-coated piece of burlap

Portable Frescos (kit)

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a small anvil, hammer, and forged clay leaf

Forging with Clay (kit)

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A greeting card with a light-up firefly inside a jar on the cover

Light-up Cards (kit)

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Painting supplies on stump

Plein Air Painting (kit)
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two accordion books

Accordion Books (kit)

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Swirling paint in a tray of shaving cream
Marbling
 
Blowing on drops of food coloring with a straw to make a painting of fireworks
Fireworks
 
Fabric pieces pressed into rigid foam insulation to make pictures
Arpilleras (kit)

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Drypoint plate, brayer, and print
Drypoint Prints (kit)

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t-shirt and fabric square with wax transfer drawings.
Wax Monotypes (kit)

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Clay wistle in the shape of a bird
Clay Ocarinas (kit)

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