Adult Program + Children/Family Program + Educator Workshop

Learn how to incorporate art-making into your natural science lessons with local artist, Karen Talbot.  In this workshop, participants will study local species and their habitats as they create realistic illustrations that connect to classroom learning.  Karen will lead educators through her process of investigation with a hands-on art-making lesson.

Facilitator(s): Karen Talbot, Artist
Registration is required for this workshop.  Please contact Andrea Curtis at acurtis@farnsworthmuseum.org to reserve your space.
Contact Hour(s): 2 hours

 

Connecting to the Hindu festival of Holi, the Farnsworth Art Museum is celebrating color and spring.  Arts educator, Ingrid Ellison, will explore these themes in the museum galleries, followed by a hands-on art-making activity for educators to share with their students in the classroom. 

Facilitator(s): Ingrid Ellison, Arts Educator
Registration is required for this workshop.  Please contact Andrea Curtis at acurtis@farnsworthmuseum.org to reserve your space.
Contact Hour(s): 2 hours

 

During FAM Educator Open Sessions, local educators are invited to lesson plan in the FAM galleries.  This is a free period, in which educators receive professional support in developing arts-integrated lessons.  Educators may choose to work independently on school projects or collaborate with other educators.  We encourage educators to invite colleagues to create in-school partnerships.  At the end of the session, participants share their plans for group feedback.  

This workshop is designed to assist teachers creating photography books online to publish student work.  This is a hands-on work session for teachers that are ready to publish.  Please email Andrea Curtis for preparation details and workshop requirements.

Facilitator(s): Andrea Curtis, FAM Education Project Manager
Registration is required for this workshop.  Please contact Andrea Curtis at acurtis@farnsworthmuseum.org to reserve your space.
Contact Hour(s): 2 hours

 

There is no official workshop scheduled for this date, but educators are welcome to sign in for free from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the main lobby and work independently in the galleries. 

 

During FAM Educator Open Sessions, local educators are invited to lesson plan in the FAM galleries.  This is a free period, in which educators receive professional support in developing arts-integrated lessons.  Educators may choose to work independently on school projects or collaborate with other educators.  We encourage educators to invite colleagues to create in-school partnerships.  At the end of the session, participants share their plans for group feedback.  Participants will receive one Contact Hour for their time. 

Deep below snowy, cobblestone streets, tucked away in networks of winding subterranean tunnels, lives a civilization of hardworking mice, terrified of the bears who live above ground. Unlike her fellow mice, Celestine is an artist and a dreamer - and when she nearly ends up as breakfast for ursine troubadour Ernest, the two form an unlikely bond. But it isn't long before their friendship is put on trial by their respective bear-fearing and mice-eating communities. Based on the classic Belgian book series by Gabrielle Vincent, Ernest & Celestine is winner of the Cesar Award for Best Animated Feature and numerous festival prizes.

Rated: PG; Running time: 1 hr. 20 min. Recommended for adults and children ages 6 and up.

Open seating, first come, first served.  

As part of our ongoing Share the Wonder programming, the Farnsworth will once again host a gingerbread house decorating workshop. To sign up, please email kfinlay@farnsworthmuseum.org. Please indicate whether you would like to participate in the 10 a.m. or the 11:30 a.m. session and how many participants. $5 suggested donation at the door.

 

This April break, join other young artists (ages 8 to 11 years) as we explore and build sculptures of all shapes and sizes. Using found materials, students will create small dioramas, a "mystery box" creation, and explore art installation. We will be learning about contemporary sculpture and artists.  Be inspired and come create outside the box! (Parents, please note that we will be using hot glue guns and Xacto knives. Participants should bring work gloves and long sleeved shirts.) Lead by artist and art educator, Trelawney O’Brien. 

Cost: $90 for nommembers, 72 for members.

All ages are invited to come make colorful, light-catching sun catchers to take home. Hang it up in your window and get a head start on spring.

All Family Activity Days are free of charge!

  Suncatchers