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, 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. Drop in any time, 9am - noon.

 

Upcoming Sessions

Two girls wearing masks with paint, feathers, and rhinestones

October 30, 9am-2pm

Mask Making Extravaganza

Get ready for Halloween and celebrate Fall Jack O' Lantern days during our annual mask making extravaganza. Start with a molded paper mask and let your imagination fly!

To ensure families can participate safely, we'll be extending the event until 2pm, spreading out by opening up all four studios in our new children's wing, and limiting the number of people who can be inside at once. Participants will be required to wear face masks.

FAD-Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

November 20 - Tessellations

December 18 - Word Art

January 15 - Zines

February 19 - Automata

March 19 - Art-Making Machines

April 16 - Collaborative Mural

Many 21 - Exquisite Plant Collages

 

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.

 

Little girl in a cape covered with plastic bags

Sound Capes (Kit)

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White silhouette of a fox on a blue background

Solar-Powered Pictures (kit)

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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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