Family Days! Presented by PNC Arts Alive!

kids creating butterflies with tissue paper

WheatonArts’ new Family Days! Presented by PNC Arts Alive! provides FREE Admission to all WheatonArts visitors on select days listed below, along with a variety of enhanced family programming including artist demonstrations, special exhibition tours, hands-on workshops, & children’s art activities.


FREE Admission Dates 2018:

September 22 & 23, Marble Weekend
October 27, Customer Appreciation Week
October 28, HalloWheaton
November 17, Sand Mandala Ceremony
November 23, Big Glass Blast
November 24 & 25, Holiday Studio Sale
December 1, “Sketch & Tell” Museum Workshop
December 2, Menorah Lighting Ceremony

FREE Arts Programming 2018:

All programs run 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

September 22 & 23, Painting with Glass Marbles
Marbles are for more than playing games. Learn how to use marbles with paint and gravity to create expressive, abstract paintings!

October 27 & 28, Paper Cranes: Sculptural Hangings
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, 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. Join our community art project “1,000 Cranes” by leaving behind a few cranes for us to use in an installation that will be placed on our site next year!

November 17, Loose Parts: Mandalas
The creation of Tibetan sand mandalas is a form of meditation. During this workshop you will design a mandala pattern. Create your mandala using colored sand and a variety of found objects to add texture and personal meaning. Found objects will be available for you to choose from, however you are welcome to bring in your own objects.

November 23 – 25, Lego® Printing
Lego® bricks are no longer just for 3-dimensional building. Create one-of-a kind architectural prints! In this workshop we will look at examples of castles built in the Middle Ages. Observe and sketch the architectural elements that interest you. Create you own castles by stamp-printing with various sized Lego® bricks!

December 1, “Sketch & Tell” Museum Workshop
More information coming soon!

December 2, TBA

woman helping teenager create a print using glass panels

FREE Family Art Workshops:

Join the FUN and CREATE with us! During the winter season, WheatonArts offers FREE Family Art Workshops every other Saturday. All materials are provided. Reservations are encouraged.  Walk-ins welcome if seats are available. Sign up online or call 856.825.6800 or 800.998.4552.

January 19, 2019
February 2 & 16, 2019
March 2 & 16, 2019