Family Days! Presented by PNC Arts Alive!

Group of young children at a long table 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.

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a family watches as Glass Artist Joe M. molds glass in the studio.

FREE Family Art Workshops 2019:

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. Click here to sign up online or call 856.825.6800 or 800.998.4552.

January 19, 2019 – Percussion Pods: Rattles
Make your own musical instrument! Rattles are created out of clay or other materials, which have a hollow body containing small, loose beads of clay that make noise when shaken. In this workshop, we will use clay to make these small percussive pods. A variety of surface treatment techniques will be demonstrated for you to experiment with. 

February 2, 2019 – Captured Kisses: Glass Enamel
Capture your lip prints using glass enamel! In this workshop, you will place your lip print onto a small piece of glass. You will then pick your enamel color and a WheatonArts studio staff member will dust powder over your print as you watch. We will then fire your glass prints in our kilns overnight. The lip prints will be available to pick up within 2 days.

woman helping teenager create a print using glass panels

February 16, 2019 – 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 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.

Join our community art project “1,000 Cranes” by leaving a few cranes behind for us to use in a installation on our campus in 2019.

March 2, 2019 – Tree Ring Prints
Capture the history of a tree using a printmaking technique! Cross sections of trees make beautiful prints. In this workshop, learn how to use ink to draw out the growth rings of a tree, and use pre-cut, sanded, and burned logs as printing plates. Everyone will have a chance to ink a log and pull a print!

March 16, 2019 – Collagraphs
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 collograph. We will be using cardboard, foam core board, and mat board.

March 30, 2019 – 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 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.

Join our community art project “1,000 Cranes” by leaving a few cranes behind for us to use in a installation on our campus in 2019.