Children/Family Program

This 4-day 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.
Instructor Kristine Biegel is an experienced teaching artist who works with artists of all ages and abilities. She believes in the power of arts to further learning in all aspects of our lives. She offers a variety of programs at her studio, The Creative Child and Adult Arts Program, in Scarborough. 
Kids ages 5 to 8 years old are invited to hang out with art instructor Trelawney O’Brien and other creative kids this spring school break at the Farnsworth’s Gamble Education Center. Create your own colorful paper bowls, look at cool maps and create your own "map" of your world with different materials, make your own masks out of plaster and paint and make awesome tie dye T-shirts. We will inspire and learn from each other while also making awesome art projects to take home.
 
Come celebrate Mother's Day at the Farnsworth Art Museum! 
On Saturday, May 10, 10 a.m. to noon at the Gamble Education Center at the corner of Grace and Union Street in Rockland, families are invited to come participate in a special Mother's Day craft activity. All materials will be supplied—as well as music and snacks!
 
Come celebrate spring at the Farnsworth Art Museum! 
On Saturday, April 12, 10 a.m. to noon at the Gamble Education Center at the corner of Grace and Union Street in Rockland, families are invited to come participate in a special spring craft activity. All materials will be supplied—as well as music and snacks!
 
Kids ages 5 to 8 years old are invited to hang out with art instructor Trelawney O’Brien and other creative kids this winter school break at the Farnsworth’s Gamble Education Center. Create your own colorful paper bowls, look at cool maps and create your own "map" of your world with different materials, build snow sculptures outside, make your own winter masks out of plaster and paint and make awesome tie dye  T-shirts. We will inspire and learn from each other while also making awesome art projects to take home.
 

Families are invited to make special Valentine’s Day cards for those they love. We’ll have lots of great art supplies for everyone to use—colorful paper, doilies, tissue paper, glue, glitter, etc. We’ll have snacks and music to add to the festivities.

This event is free and no reservations are required!

 

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.