Children/Family Program

 

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
Kids ages 5 to 8 are invited to join teaching artist Trelawney O'Brien this summer where we will be creating colorful tie-dye t-shirts and traditional "Shibori" dyed tapestries for the beach, flower pinwheels, fun chalk drawings of your favorite ocean scenes, build a fairy house, have fun with flower and leaf prints, make "sun prints" with the cyanotype photographic process, and paint bright colored stones from the beach.

Children ages 5 to 8 years old are invited to hang out with art instructor Trelawney O’Brien and other creative kids during the April school breaks at the Farnsworth’s Gamble Education Center. Celebrate spring with seasonal crafts like creating spring paper wreaths, earth day inspired art projects, like earth mosaics and spend some time outdoors while wearing your own felt animal!