Programs for Children and Families

Childrens story time

For the remainder of 2016, and through 2017, Danforth Art Museum\School will serve a range of audiences in the MetroWest community through offsite outreach programming connected with Danforth Art’s Permanent Collection.

On the Go Storytime
Free and Open to the Public; advance registration is not required

At the Framingham Public Library Main Branch
49 Lexington Street, Framingham, MA 01702
(508) 532-5570 \ fplmail6@minlib.net

Hours/ directions
For additional information, including directions, or to verify hours of operation before your visit, please visit their website.

Look at reproductions of artwork from the Danforth Art Permanent Collection. Listen to a reading of a thematically connected children’s book, and enjoy with a hands-on art activity. Best suited for ages 4 and up; adult caretakers are welcome to participate. Workshops last 45 minutes each. Additional dates will be added soon.

Friday, November 25 \ 3 pm
Book Selection: Not a Box by Antoinette Portis
Featured Artwork: Space Man, West End by Jules Aarons
Hands-on Activity: Use a variety of art-making materials to transform small cardboard boxes into your own “not-a-box.”

Thursday, December 29 \ 3 pm
Book Selection: Lines That Wiggle by Candace Whitman
Featured Artwork: Abstract Landscape by Jason Berger
Hands-on Activity: Play with lines and “draw” with colorful yarn.

Thursday, February 23 \ 3 pm
Book Selection: The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat
Featured Artwork: Untitled (Collaborations #22) by Morgan Bulkeley and Jessica Hess
Hands-on Activity: Create three-dimensional imaginary creatures using a variety of

Additional offsite workshops and slide lectures for children will be developed and delivered at partnering schools, libraries, afterschool programs, and community centers throughout the year.

Public program dates will be listed here as the event details become available. For more information or to make a program request, please contact info (at) danforthart.org.