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.

 

Saturdays, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Pizzagalli Center for Arts and Education Classroom

 

September

 

30    Stitched Canvas Practice your stitching as you weave a colorful coaster and then visit the Hat and Fragrance Textile Gallery to see masterful quilts and samplers.

 

October

7         Gone Fishing Visit the Upstream with Ogden Pleissner exhibit and imagine what kinds of fish the fisherman might find. Come create a print of your imagined fish at Webby’s Art Studio.

14    Poised Pastel Use pastels to draw a scene inspired by Edgar Degas’ ballerina paintings, found in Electra Havemeyer Webb Memorial Building.

21    Animal Circus How many different animals can you find in the 500-foot-long miniature circus parade? Recreate your favorite circus animal and bring it home with you. Activity will take place in the Circus Building 

28    Lets do the “Monster Mask” Halloween is almost here! Come construct something silly or scary to wear.

 

November

4      Sweet Treats Are you craving something sweet? Make a mouthwatering candy sculpture inspired by Sweet Tooth: The Art of Dessert.

11    Food made Famous Learn about who inspired Patty Yoder to create the rug, V is for Victor a Natural Vegetarian, and then create your own fruit and vegetable animal.

18    Turkey Day   Craft a sculpture for your Thanksgiving Day table.

25    Printed Still Life Look at the realistic still life paintings found in Webb Gallery and then make your own modernized still life print.

 

December

9       Holiday Cards Design a handmade card for someone special.

16   Gumball Machines Create something sweet to hang on your tree!

 

Webby’s Art Studio Holiday Week Special:

26      Arctic Animal Bookmarks Hold your page in your favorite book with these cute arctic animals.

27     Sleighs and Sleds Try your hand at building a sled inspired by the winter transportation vehicles found in the Round Barn.

28       Snowflake Resist Lets make our own snowflakes using oil pastels and watercolors!

29     Winter Trees Decorate a tree for the winter season!

30     Open Studio Celebrate the end of 2017 with us! Use materials from 2017 Webby’s Art Studio activities to produce your own work of art.

 

January

13    Stitch and Weave    Learn the basics of stitching or refine your skills as you create a burlap wall hanging.

20    Curly Whirly Create a work of art that jumps off the page after looking at Patty Yoder’s hooked rug, J is for Joseph, Who is a Coat of Many Colors.   

27    Delectable Desserts Use this marbleizing technique to create mouthwatering, mixed-media desserts inspired by the artist, Ivan Alifan, who is featured in the exhibit, Sweet Tooth: The Art of Dessert.

Art on the Go Carts

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:

 

September 30, 2017 – December 31, 2017

Art on the Go Cart: Rug Hooking

After viewing Hooked on Patty Yoder come explore the art cart, where you can learn about the art of rug hooking though tactile objects, activities, and books.

 

June 20, 2017 – September 30, 2017

Art on the Go Cart: Back to School

Go back in time, to the year 1840 at the Vergennes Schoolhouse, and practice your penmanship, play a game, learn about geography, and much more!

 

August 16, 2017 – October 31, 2017

Art on the Go Cart: 19th Century Vermont

Take a walk into the Settler’s Barn where you will find historic games, activities, and objects typically used by a family in the 19th century.

 

Dive in with Webby

Museum-wide