Webby’s Art Studio

Come create! Specialized art activities for all ages, inspired by temporary and permanent exhibitions.

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Webby’s Art Studio will be held in the Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education classroom on the following days

February

1     Clay Creatures Form a simple polymer clay animal pendant inspired by the new exhibition that opens today, Creature Comfort: Animals in the House.

15   Playing with Paint Play with unusual materials and tools to create a contemporary landscape painting. Afterwards, compare your landscape to the ones found in Webb Gallery.

22   Animal Books  Create a pop-up book inspired by one of the animals found in the exhibition, Creature Comfort: Animals in the House. 

29   Quilt Block  Look at a sample quilt and learn about quilt patterns, then design a unique quilt square using block printing techniques.

March

   What’s Down is Up?   Visit the exhibition, Time Lapse: Contemporary Analog Photography, to see how Abelardo Morell turned a room into a camera obscura, and then construct a small camera obscura of your own.

14    Big Birds   Search for the bird themed furnishings in the exhibition, Creature Comfort: Animals in the House, and then craft and paint a giant bird to hang in your own home.

21   Portrait Prints  Bring along a family member or friend to be your model for this wacky portrait painting technique. Wear your painting clothes!

28   Claymation Station Visit the new exhibition, Short List: Animation Today, and use model magic and a Museum iPad to create your own mini stop motion video.

 

Art on the Go!

Museum-wide

Go hands-on! Our bright blue carts are filled with art supplies, games, activities, and books for all ages. Each cart has a different theme to connect to a Museum collection, building, or special exhibition. Look for them at these locations:

Duck, Duck, Goose   Visit the Joel Barber & the Modern Decoy exhibition  and then explore the art cart outside. Joel Barber was an architect, artist, writer, and, most notably, the “father of decoy collecting”. He was the first person to recognize these wooden ducks as works of art. Explore this art cart and learn about carving decoys, practice your draftsmanship as you sketch like Barber, use a field guide to locate specific waterfowl, draw your owl colorful decoy design, or read a book next to a stuffed animal mallard.

October – January at Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education

 

 

Gallery Guides NEW!

Gallery Guides are fun, interactive workbooks that visitors can use individually or together. They are designed to help you learn about and make connections with the Museum’s collections. These booklets can be filled out using pencil and they can be taken home.

Collect all four!

Look for them in these buildings:

Beach Lodge

Circus Building

Dorset House

Webb Gallery