Webby’s Art Studio

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

Create a masterpiece at Webby’s Art Studio! Each program features a specialized art activity designed for all ages and inspired by temporary and permanent exhibitions.

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education Classroom


1       Take Flight  Build a colorful kite that can fly through the air. Visit the Toy Shop and see if you can find a kite in the Museum’s toy collection.

8       Crafting like Cawley  Tour Crystal Cawley’s exhibit in the Hat and Fragrance Textile Gallery and then use printing and embroidery techniques to create your own work of art.

15     Smudging the Lines  Find the work by Peter Fried in the new special exhibition, New England Now. Let his work inspire your finger-painted photo collage.

22     Round and Round  Craft a circular weaving inspired by the technologies found in the Weaving Shed.  

29     Monet the Master  Learn a new sponge painting technique to recreate Monet’s famous Lily Pad masterpieces. Visit the Electra Havemeyer Webb Memorial Building to see more of Claude Monet’s work.


6         Bird of the Day   Pick your favorite songbird and create it with yarn.

13       Pumpkin Patch   Get creative as you decorate a mini pumpkin!

20       Horse of the Plains   Visit the exhibit, Playing Cowboy, and see how many horses you can find. Afterwards, paint a scene for your mini horse figurine inspired by the artwork in the exhibition.

 27     Wonderful Wands    Get ready for Halloween by designing a fun wand.

Art on the Go Carts


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:

May – September at Pleissner Gallery

Life of an Artist
Enter into the mind of the American painter, Ogden Pleissner (1905-1983). Explore the activities on the cart to learn more about Pleissner, other American painters, and the artistic process.

July – October at Beach Lodge

Northwest Wilderness
Visit this log cabin, and explore the activities on the cart to learn about animals and their habitats.

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