“Emanation” Family Activities 12/5/15

Family Activity Stations will be located throughout the museum on Saturday, December 5 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

menorah-like drawing on white paper

How Would You Design It?

Exhibiting artists of “Emanation: Art + Process” were inspired by our historical glass collection, our location, and our daily museum archival activities. Use your creativity to imagine and draw a design of what you would create if you were the artist.  Judy Pfaff was inspired by our lobby and the two chandeliers. Design an installation for our lobby!

Spirit of Giving Gift Suggestion: Use your design as a holiday card!

Mad Libs: Magnetic Poems

Play the world’s greatest word game while being inspired by contemporary art! Paula Hayes was inspired by a trip she took and created a poem. Using the magnetic board, create your own poem. Once your poem is finished, take a photo and join the Mad Libs community by posting to the Mad Libs Facebook page! Don’t forget to tag us at #wheatonarts!

Mixed Media Animal Sculpture

Everything but the Kitchen Sink: Animal Sculpture

Zip ties, cereal boxes, popsicle sticks and so much more! Everything and anything can be used to create a contemporary art sculpture. Choose from a wide selection of materials and build an imaginary or real-life animal.

Spirit of Giving Gift Suggestion: Create an ornament for the holidays!

Mixed Media animal sculpture

Patterns in Glass and Fabric       

Patterns are found in both glass and in the fabrics we wear and live with everyday. Virgil Mari was inspired by our collection of Art Nouveau glass and used those patterns to inspire screen printed wallpaper.  Choose from a variety of fabric scraps to create your own textile design.

Spirit of Giving Gift Suggestion: Leave your textile square behind to be included in a quilt that will be donated to the Warm Up America Foundation.