School may be out, but that doesn’t mean your kids can’t have fun and learn something new and exciting this summer. On each Saturday from July 13 through August 10, 2019, the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College will present Family Saturdays, a free series of multigenerational creative collaborations.
Enjoy Hands-On Art Activities Each Saturday Afternoon
Family Saturdays are designed to foster multigenerational creative collaboration through examining artwork on display in the Tang’s galleries, discussing and sharing ideas, and then taking part in a hands-on art activity related to the subject. This summer’s exhibitions include the following: Streb Action, Elevator Music 39: Bug, Beauty and Bite, and Ree Morton: The Plant That Heals May Also Poison.
These free programs run from 2:00pm-3:30pm and are suitable for kids ages 5 and older, accompanied by their adult companion. Kids of all ability levels are welcome to attend, although registration is required. You can register starting one week before each program by calling the Tang’s Visitors Services Desk at 518-580-8080.
Summer 2019 Family Saturdays Schedule
Saturday, July 13: Superhuman Shields! – Explore Streb Action and learn about overcoming your fears and finding your own strengths. Participants will create a unique superhuman shield.
Saturday, July 20: Connecting Sound, Color and Movement – Family Saturday participants will discover how their sense of sound and color can be closely linked through a digital application called Bug. You will also use a wide range of colored papers and patterns to create your own sound.
Saturday, July 27: Funky Storyboards – Take a look at the whimsical works by Frank Moore, and then create your own storyboard inspired by them. You will be able to use poster board, stamping, markers, felt, and specialty papers to create your storyboard.
Saturday, August 3: Out of This World! – Check out works in the Tang’s collection that feature outer space or are inspired by the universe. Then, create cosmic artworks out of paper, model magic, cardboard, metallic markers, felt, and more.
Saturday, August 10: What a Relief! – During this Family Saturday, you will look at the works of Ree Morton and then create your own wild multimedia relief using cardboard, model magic, felt, yarn, and other materials.