Children/Family Program

Haven’t decided what do to over school vacation week yet? Get hands on with art at the FARNSWORTH!

The detailed schedule for Thursday, February 18:

Exhibition highlight: Louise Nevelson
Activity: Nevelson assemblage project led by Denise Mitchell
Performance: Djump! An African drumming and dance ensemble
Haven’t decided what do to over school vacation week yet? Get hands on with art at the FARNSWORTH!

The detailed schedule for Wednesday, February 17:

Exhibition highlight
: Real and Abstract: Contemporary Art from the Farnsworth
Activity: Treasure hunt in the galleries led by Farnsworth docents
Performance:Pink Illimani - Bolivian music with Augusto Salazar, Greg and Aidan Ryan
Haven’t decided what do to over school vacation week yet? Get hands on with art at the FARNSWORTH!

The detailed schedule for Tuesday, February 16:

Exhibition highlight: The State of Printmaking since 1940
Activity: Printmaking basics led by Stephenie Sala

Performance: Starry Night with the Terra Diddle Collective

During school vacation week this winter, families are invited to a week of fun, in-gallery and studio art activities, in addition to live performances in the Farnsworth auditorium.
Free admission for children!
All ages will love this 2006 French animated fairy tale fantasy feature film written and directed by Michel Ocelot using 3D computer animation with two-dimensional, painted backgrounds and non-photorealistic rendering. Azur and Asmar are two children nursed by the same woman who tells them the story of the Djinn fairy waiting to be released from her chamber. Brought up together, they are as close as brothers until they are abruptly separated. Years later, Azur is haunted by memories of the legendary Djinn fairy, and takes it upon himself to journey all the way to Asmar's homeland to seek her out. (In English with some Arabic. Recommended for kids ages 8 and up.)
Bring a pumpkin to paint at the Gamble Education Center! Images of pumpkins are found in Andrew and Jamie Wyeth's paintings, and children will have the opportunity to paint their own pumpkin face. The Farnsworth will supply the paint materials. The galleries are open for exploration all day and parents are asked to pay the price of admission to view the current exhibitions; children 18 and under are free. Please bring your own pumpkin!  

Historic Sites Curator Janice Kasper will lead students in an afternoon Victorian-life experience. Come learn how children spent their leisure time during the Victorian era. Participants will tour the Farnsworth Homestead, make and eat homemade ice cream, and learn the rules to and play croquet as well as other Victorian games!

Level: ages 8-12 years
Group size: limited to 6 participants
Cost: $10 members, $15 non-members

This art camp is designed with all young artists in mind with a belief that art is for everyone and everyone can make great art. Students will build a strong foundation of basic art skills including color understanding, line variety and interesting compositions through 2D and 3D projects, as well as plein-air art activities if the weather permits. The class will visit the Farnsworth galleries, as well as other local art galleries if time allows. Each session will end with a positive critique of the day’s work. Kristine Biegel is the owner of The Creative Child, a studio based art education business that works with artists of all ages and abilities. 

Historic Sites Curator Janice Kasper will lead a 45-minute walk back in time once a week in July. While the group strolls through the downtown Rockland neighborhood, Kasper will describe what it was like when the Farnsworth family lived here during the 19th Century “Great Age of Sail.”

Tour size: limited to 10 people
Cost: free with admission
Reservations: advance reservations are not required