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Family Art Days

Create memories, make art and learn together!  FREE Family Art Days are held monthly (usually the third Saturday of the month) from September through May for families with children ages 3- to 17-years-old. We provide the art materials and the inspiration, so you can share the fun and accomplishment of creating fine art projects together. 



September 16, 2018 - Sketchbook Project

Artists have always kept sketchbooks to document their lives and work. Using guided prompts to get your creativity flowing, explore a variety of drawing mediums - charcoal, pencil, and watercolor and ink. 

October 27, 2018 - Mask Making

Get in the Halloween spirit and create your own spooktacular mask, then join in the Jack-o-Lantern Days fun and trick-or-treating in Fish Creek.

November 17, 2018 - Nature on a String

As we move indoors for the winter, bring the outdoors with you! Taking our inspiration from Alexander Calder, we will create our own nature- themed mobiles.

December 15, 2018 - Print Around the World

Explore the unity and diversity of different cultures through fabric. Create your own block printed tote bags and tapestries.

January 19, 2019 - Poppin' Hearts

Create and print your own Valentine’s Day hearts inspired by the Pop Art artist Jim Dine.

February 16, 2019 - Dot, Dot, Dot

Have fun and pose in our funky, dot-filled photobooth and create paintings inspired by by Yayoi Kusama's well-known dot paintings.

March 16, 2019 - Is it Pie or Pi?

Come eat and paint pie with us while celebrating Pi day (March 14). We will learn about Wayne Thiebauld’s paintings and how artists use math in their compositions exploring ideas of the Golden Mean and the rule of Thirds.

April 13, 2019 - Earth Art

Learn about how artists have worked to inspire change in the environment and create your own earthwork on the PenArt grounds  inspired by Andy Goldsworthy, Nancy Holt, and Robert Smithson.

May 18, 2018 - Saving for a Rainy Day 

In conjunction with Door County's Celebrate Water Initiative, paint large rain barrels for installation on the PenArt campus as well as water-themed artwork to take home.