Saratoga Springs is filled with art, galleries and workshops. If you’re searching for inspiration or an opportunity to create some art, the return of Family Saturdays is just what you’re looking for. The Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College are offering 90-minute workshops for kids and families to unleash their artistic side.
Step Into Your Creative Shoes
The Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College is a model for learning through art.
Their exhibition programs teach children about interdisciplinary ideas like biology, history, dance, health and physics. This award-winning place is teaching in disguise – the perfect place for families to make learning fun.
Get Crafty at Family Saturday
Starting on July 17, 2021, the museum will hold two sessions of a family-friendly art workshop. The two 90-minute sessions begin at 1pm and 3pm.
Discuss ideas, explore art and history with hands-on learning, and create your own art inspired by the gallery’s exhibits. The best part is, the sessions are free!
Explore Artistic Mediums with these Themes
Each Family Saturday has a theme that tells the story of the art-making process. Join in on the fun and get messy with these themes..
- Just Hangin’ Around, July 17: Explore a wide range of materials that artists use to create their art. Have you ever used string or fabric in your arts and crafts project? Create abstract art inspired by Sara Cain.
- You’ve Got Mail, July 24: Postcards are one of the most underrated pieces of art. Explore the artwork by Ellsworth Kelly and create your own collage on a mailable postcard.
- What’s in a Picture? July 31: As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. A portrait can tell more stories than you may realize. Tell your story using different mediums that make up your own portrait.
- Symphony of Colors, August 7: Peek into Sara Cain’s music book and see the “strings” that connect visual arts to music. Explore how music influences the world.
- Jazz it Up! August 14: Album covers represent more than just the music inside, but can also illustrate symbols, experiences and figurative imagery. Observe the album art by Ouattara Watts and Sun Ra to inspire your own artwork.
Register for Your Next Adventure
Registration can be done within one week of the upcoming program. Call the The Tang Visitors Service Desk at 518-580-8080 to sign up for a session.
If you can’t make it in to the museum, there’s something else for you – The Tang Teaching Museum continues their Tang at Home Studio sessions this summer. This online series also features guided art-making, discussions and sharing. These will run on the same weekends, conducted via Zoom on Sunday mornings at 11am.
Whether you’re able to make it in to see the stunning art in person, or join in on an online session, you won’t want to miss this inspiring conversation. Come to Family Saturdays at the Tang Teaching Museum in Saratoga Springs for an afternoon of fun, messy art, and learning through the eyes of the artist.