Begin your visit exploring works of art through hands-on activities with our Teen and Adult Docents in the Children’s Gallery and other exhibits. Next, visit the studios to create art of your own inspired by what you saw in the galleries. Different projects are offered each month in a variety of media, such as paint, charcoal, collage, and found objects.
Perfect for Families of all ages. FREE for children and their accompanying adults.
Please register in the Museum Lobby on the day of the program.
Explore Danforth Art’s newest exhibition Robert Ferrandini: Down in the Valley as you play fun gallery games with our Teen Docents. In our studios create your own watercolor landscape and be an inventor as you experiment with found objects and pencils to create unusual drawing tools.
Discover the art of paper engineered books as you visit Pop-Up Shape and Color! From the Ellie G. Levine Movable Book Collection. The Children’s Librarian from our neighbor the Framingham Public Library will be our special guest, bringing a selection of the library’s pop-up book collection for families to view. Play with 3-D in our studios as you create your own pop-up page and turn a cool 3-D still life into a 2-D charcoal drawing.
Meet exhibiting artist Matt Brackett and learn more about his creative process. Inspired by Brackett’s exploration of the real and surreal, create your own cray-pas animal drawings. Consider the many meanings of the color pink as you look at the photographs in Lisa Kessler: In the Pink, then create your own frame in our studios using 3-d objects and different shades of pink paint. Feeling photogenic? “Frame” yourself and say “cheese” for our cameras!