Family First Workshops

Elementary school-aged children and their favorite adult visit the Museum and make art together during Family First Workshops. Participants tour the Museum with a Reynolda House education specialist to view selected artworks or objects in the historic house and galleries, which then inspire a special art activity in the studio. Workshops are scheduled on the first Sunday of every month from 2-4 p.m. Art projects vary each month to connect to different inspirations in the collection and changing exhibitions.

To be added to the family programs email list and receive information about this and other programs, please email Julia Hood (

Upcoming workshops:

August 5 — Arty Pool Party
In this shortened workshop, come for the art-making and stay for the swimming. We’ll play with shaving cream to create marbleized paper during the first half of the workshop, then participants can swim in the historic pool.  Register for August 5.

September 9* — Paper Relief Sculpture Workshop

*Moved because of Labor Day holiday

Take inspiration from sculptural lions in the furnishings at Reynolda and in the gardens to create a lion head sculpture from cut and folded paper.  Register for September 9.

October 7 — Sun + Paper + Water = Photograph | Solar Print Workshop

This workshop has been canceled. 

Dorothea Lange documented the world through photography. In this workshop, we’ll collect items and make photographic prints using photosensitive paper.


November 4 — Felt Bird Ornament Workshop

This workshop is at capacity.

With a simple pattern, felt, thread and fiber stuffing, workshop participants will create a bird ornament inspired by various birds at Reynolda. 


December 2 — Holiday Tour and Cardmaking

This traditional, annual workshop offers an opportunity to learn about holiday stories at Reynolda and make one-of-a-kind cards on the printing press and with our classic hand-carved stamps. Register for December 2. 





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