Family Art Workshops

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Join the FUN and CREATE with us! WheatonArts offers one-hour family art workshops on selected Saturdays. Times available during 11:00 a.m.—3:30 p.m. Workshops scheduled January to March are free. All materials are provided.

 2018 Schedule – April through December, Free with Admission

Collagraphs
Saturday, April 14
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Suggested Ages: 6 & above
In this workshop, you will learn the printmaking technique called collagraphy. Collagraphs are created by applying rigid materials (such as cardboard) to a surface. Printing ink will be applied to the resulting collage and pressed onto a sheet of paper. The resulting print is called a collagraph. We will be using cardboard, foam core board, and mat board.

Egg Carton Geodes
Saturday, May 12
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Suggested Ages: 4 & above
Geodes are rock structures with an internal cavity lined with minerals. Natural geodes can take thousands of years to grow. In this workshop will make faux geodes within minutes using egg cartons, glue, salt, and food coloring. These “geodes” can be placed on a shelf for display or you can make a few to create your own geode-inspired sculpture.

Textured Clay Cylinders
Saturday, June 9
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Suggested Ages: 6 & above
Create your own clay tumbler perfect for holding pencils or small trinkets. You will learn to roll clay slabs, use tools, and found objects to create texture, and then handbuild them into a tumbler. We will use air dry clay that does not need to be fired. All projects can be taken home the same day and can be painted at home once the clay has dried. For extra durability, you can apply Modge Podge after painting. Please note paint and Modge Podge will not be supplied but can be purchased at your local crafts store.

Paper Crane Origami: Sculptural Hangings
Saturday, July 14
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Suggested Ages: 6 & above
The Japanese word, “origami” is a combination of two words in Japanese: “ori” which means “to fold” and “kami” which means “paper”. In this workshop, you will learn how to fold a traditional peace crane. String, beads, and other objects will be available to use as you assemble your cranes into a sculptural hanging.

Cut Paper Collage
Saturday, August 11
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Suggested Ages: 5 & above
Using assorted tissue paper you will create a multi-layer collage. Because of the translucency of the tissue paper, the multiple layers will create a beautiful, dimensional collage.

“Symbiotic Spheres” Family Activity Stations 
Saturday, August 11
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Suggested Ages: 6 & above
Enjoy expanded activity stations in the Museum Lobby. Get hands-on and learn about art and science with a chromatography, DIY kaleidoscope, and visual light spectrum project!

Reservations are encouraged.  Walk-ins welcome if seats are available. Sign up online or call 856-825-6800 or 800-998-4552Register online by clicking here.