Here are some Art workshop events that we found at the Time Out NY site. Before you head out it's always a good idea to call just in case there are last minute-changes. [Posted week of Feb. 14th]
Families and Folk Art: Museum educators introduce children to folk art through discussion and a hands-on project involving painting, drawing, or use of found objects such as buttons or wire. First Saturday of each month, 12:30pm. Free with museum admission. Ages 4 to 12.
Arty Facts: Designed to cultivate kids art vocabularies, this workshop combines gallery tours, movement activities and hands-on projects. The program begins with a perusal of the galleries, where tykes might be asked to mimic the poses depicted in works of art. Families then have some time to themselves before heading to the studio to work with paint and clay. Sun at 11am, 1:30pm. $10 per family (up to four people), plus museum admission. Ages 4 to 7.
Just Drop-in: In an appointed gallery, youngsters examine a cart loaded with puzzles, blocks, sketch pads and more. Educators assist with the fun; for example, theyll show your tot how to use a viewfinder to focus on a detail in a painting, or help him draw what he sees in a particular work. Sun 14pm. Free with museum admission. Ages 4 to 12.
Second Sundays:Parents and their charges take a thematic tour of one or more of the museums current exhibitions, often stopping to sketch along the way. Second Sunday of each month, 10:30am1pm. $15 per family. Ages 5 to 10.
Drop-in Art Workshop: Each session of this weekly class has a different theme. On January 3, kids will make tzedakah vessels (or coin jars) from funky found objects. On January 10, theyll craft collages inspired by the modernist artist Man Ray. The museum hosts an additional workshop on the second Sunday of each monthDig Drop-in (noon1pm). Participants sift through sand to find replicas of ancient artifacts, then sketch their discoveries. Sun 14pm. Free with museum admission. Ages 2 to 12.
Start with Art: While exploring the Mets vast collection, little ones touch replicas of paintings to see how artists layered materials to attain visual effects. Beginning in February, the Sunday session will include art projects related to the exhibition The Drawings of Bronzino. Tue, Sun 2:303:30pm; Thu 3:304:30pm; Fri 4:305:30pm; Sat 1011am. Free with museum admission. Ages 3 to 7.
Look Again: The conversation and sketching at these weekend workshops always focuses on a specific theme, such as lines and colors in modern art, or artwork produced in France during the past 200 years. Select Saturdays and Sundays; 11am12:30pm, 23:30pm. Free with museum admission. Ages 5 to 12.
Hello, Met!: Never been to the Met? Take advantage of this general tour, which allows families to explore and learn about the museums vast collection. Sun 2:303:30pm. Free with museum admission. Ages 5 to 12.
Studio Sundays: Both kids and adults are welcome at this hands-on workshop, where a different mediumclay, metal, fiber, wood, glass, paper, rubberis explored each week. Sun 2-4pm. $10 per person, includes museum admission. Age 6 and up.
Tours for Fours: This 45-minute program geared solely to four-year-olds focuses on movement-based activities and looking games rather than seated discussion. Projects may include re-creating a Cubist piece with mailing labels or making sculptures out of tinfoil. Sat, Sun 10:2011:15am. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at the information desk prior to the start of the activity. Free for families (up to two adults and three children). Age 4.
A Closer Look for Kids: Interaction among family members is encouraged as groups look at contemporary works of art, then re-create what theyve seen through movement and sketching. Sat, Sun 10:2011:30am. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at the information desk prior to the start of the activity. Free for families (up to two adults and three children). Ages 5 to 10.
Tours for Tweens: Children and young teens are invited to share ideas and perspectives as they tour the museums current exhibitions. Sat, Sun 10:30amnoon. Free; preregistration is required. Ages 11 to 14.
Yak Packers Early Childhood Art Program: Tapping into their creative energy, kiddies in this class listen to Himalayan music and play with costumes, puppets and toys from Tibet and Nepal. Hands-on art activities are also on the docket: Children get to manipulate traditional materials like paint and clay as well as less-expected ones, such as twigs, recycled foam, sand and dough. Thu 10amnoon. $10 per child, free for accompanying adults. Ages 2 to 5.
Family workshops: Dedicated to the preservation of Himalayan culture, the Rubins family workshops each focus on artwork from that region of the world. In January, kids will make their own tree of life symbolizing their hopes for the new year, learn about the mystical powers of the mandala charm and celebrate Sankrant, a kite festival that marks the beginning of the Indian harvest season. Sat 23:30pm. $10 per child, free for accompanying adults. Ages 5 and up.
Word Play! Early Childhood Storytelling Program: Imagination is the name of the game in these classes, which celebrate Himalayan culture through stories, puppet making and theater. Mon 35pm. $10 per child, free for accompanying adults. Ages 3 to 5.
Moving Through Art Early Childhood Program: Instructors employ dance and yoga to tap into tots interest in art. Fri 11amnoon. $10 per child, free for accompanying adults. Ages 3 to 5.
Tours at Two: Hoping to convey how art comes to be, an educator leads families through an exhibition and discusses how the pieces developed from idea to finished work. Sketching is incorporated into the chat. Select Saturdays, 23pm; see website for schedule. $10 per family (up to two adults), includes museum admission. Ages 6 to 10.
Whitney Wees: Little ones enjoy a gallery tour centering on two or three objects that adhere to the same theme. Afterward, they talk about the art and make related projects. Select Saturdays, 10:3011:30am. $10 per family (up to two adults), includes museum admission. Ages 4 to 5.
Family Fun: Families create art inspired by what theyve seen and discussed during a gallery tour. Select Saturdays, 10:30am12:30pm, 13pm. $10 per family (up to two adults), includes museum admission. Ages 6 to 10.
Artists Choice, Artists Voice: Led by a contemporary artist, this two-hour workshop focuses heavily on discussion. The talking is followed by an art-making session that incorporates both the artists favorite materials and his or her process. Select Saturdays, 13pm. $10 per family (up to two adults), includes museum admission. Ages 8 to 12.