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 (

Spring 2019 Themes and Offerings

February 3: Valentine Workshop 
Combine your love for art with your love for friends and family as you create unique, handmade Valentines to share. Register for February 3. 

March 3: Bodacious Bugs Watercolor Workshop 
Look carefully at (not-real) bugs and draw your own version, adding shapes and color to create a painting. We’ll look at works of art by Charles Seliger to inspire our bug-based paintings. Register for March 3.

April 7: Cardboard Cityscape Workshop 
Take inspiration from the urban landscapes on view in Hopper to Pollock to build your own cityscape sculpture from cardboard. Register for April 7.

May 5: Make it Abstract Workshop
Simplify an idea into a few shapes and colors using acrylic paint to create your own abstract work of art! We’ll look to William Baziotes and other artists in Hopper to Pollock for examples. Register for May 5.

June 2: Storied Prints Workshop 
In this workshop, you’ll look closely at Martin Puryear’s prints of Cane, and then create your own relief print. By drawing in balsa wood to make your printing surface, you will create an image that can be printed several times. Register for June 2.

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