Webby’s Art Studio

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

Create a masterpiece this summer 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.


16 & 17    Start your Engines  Build a wooden car and put it to the test as you race your friends and family down the track during the Shleburne Museum Auto Festival. Activity @ Pizzagalli Center for Arts and Education Classroom.


Webby’s Art Studio Moves to Owl Cottage for the Summer

Activities will run daily from June 18 – August 12 with a new activity offered each week.


18 – 24     Decoy Design  Visit Dorset House to see all of the different varieties of waterfowl. Take inspiration from the hand painted decoys and then come design your own wooden bird.

25 – 1       Catch of the Day  Find the watercolor Leaping Salmon by Ogden Pleissner. Use paper to fabricate a leaping fish of your own.



2 – 8           Bug on a Wire Design beaded wire insects inspired by Jennifer Angus’s installation for the exhibit, In the Garden.

9 – 14         Riding West Build a horse that can rival the amazing horses from the exhibit, Playing Cowboy: America’s Wild West Shows.

16 – 22       Pattern and Print Create a unique block printed tote and then visit the Hat and Fragrance Textile Gallery to see the mixed media work of Crystal Cawley.

23 – 29      Join the Circus! Visit the Circus Building and decorate an animal mask inspired by the animals featured in the Roy Arnold Miniature Circus Parade and the Kirk Bros. Miniature Circus.

30 – 5         Fragrant Flowers Put away the gardening tools and grab a paintbrush! Join us this week for watercolor painting in the Gardens of Pleissner Courtyard



6 – 12       Yarn Dolls Create a contemporary yarn doll modeled after a simple colonial American children’s toy. Look for more 19th and early 20th century toys at the Toy Shop and Variety Unit.


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.

June – August at Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education

Growing in the Garden
This tactile Art on the Go Cart will engage your many senses as you learn about flowers and insects that can be found In the Garden.

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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