Children/Family Program

Join us as the Oceanside High School Chorus performs in the museum library.

Oceanside West will perform from 11:30 a.m.
Oceanside East will perform at 3 p.m.

Join us for this wonderful holiday classic.
When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism that he sees amongst everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas paegent. Charlie Brown accepts, but it proves to be a frustrating struggle. When an attempt to restore the proper spirit with a forlorn little fir Christmas tree fails, he needs Linus' help to learn what the real meaning of Christmas is.

Join us for a Share the Wonder holiday craft activity for the whole family: Decorating your own wrapping paper!

As part of Share the Wonder, this event is free to the public.

Share the Wonder at the Farnsworth Art Museum is sponsored by Machias Savings Bank and the Wyeth Foundation.

The appearance of the American Magic-Lantern Theater of East Haddam, Conn. on December 14, is supported in part by a grant from New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA). 

Join us for this holiday classic! Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer tells the story of a young red-nosed reindeer who, after being banished from the reindeer games because of his bright nose, teams up with Hermey, an elf who wants to be a dentist, and Yukon Cornelius, the prospector. They run into the Abominable Snowman and find a whole island of misfit toys. Rudoph vows to see if he can get Santa to help the toys, and he goes back to the North Pole on Christmas Eve. But Santa's sleigh is fogged in. But when Santa looks over Rudolph, he gets a very bright idea...

As part of Share the Wonder, this event is free to the public.

 

Join Tom Ulichny in the museum rotunda as he performs hand drums and guitar as part of the 2013 Share the Wonder ongoing celebration at the Farnsworth!

This program is free with museum admission.

 
Join our free children’s mask and puppet building workshop taught by Shoestring Theater, Maine's longest running community puppet theater.
Celebrate the 80th birthday of Toto, Dorothy’s faithful, furry companion, with Oz-themed crafts, snacks, music, and more.
*Note: Toto’s actual birthday is on Sunday, Nov. 17th, but we will be celebrating a day early!
 
This weeklong workshop will provide kids ages 8 to 12 years old with a strong foundation of artistic skills including color understanding, line variety, and what makes a strong composition. Weather permitting the group will work outside and make visits to the museum and local galleries. Each session will end with a positive critique of the day’s work, which parents are invited to attend. Students should come with a bagged lunch.
 
This weeklong workshop will provide kids ages 8 to 12 years old with a strong foundation of artistic skills including color understanding, line variety, and what makes a strong composition. Weather permitting the group will work outside and make visits to the museum and local galleries. Each session will end with a positive critique of the day’s work, which parents are invited to attend. Students should come with a bagged lunch.
 
Art instructor Kathie Gass will guide students ages 7 to 11 through a watercolor painting project. The class will make boats then create worlds around these boats. Also, each day a different visiting artist will join the class for lunch. A healthy snack will be provided, and participants should also plan on bringing a lunch along with their creativity.
 
Instructor Kathleen Gass studied drawing and fiber arts at the State University of New York and has been an art educator for the past 20 years. Trelawney O’Brien will be a studio assistant for this class.

Location: Gamble Education Center