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Family Programs.

The National Academy Museum is proud to offer free family programs in connection with our exhibitions. Please join us!

  • Go on a special tour of the Museum
  • Get creative in an art-making workshop
  • For children ages 4 to 12 and their adult guardians

To RSVP, please e-mail rsvp@nationalacademy.org or call 212.369.4880 x201.

Storytelling & Music
Sunday, April 6, 2014, 2 – 4 PM – RSVP
Presented in connection with Anders Zorn: Sweden’s Master Painter
How are stories told through art and music? Families participate in a gallery tour and music workshop. After looking at works in the museum galleries, a visiting musician will play traditional folk songs and lead a music workshop. Drawing activities are also incorporated. All materials provided.

Light & Color
Sunday, May 4, 2014, 2 – 4 PM – RSVP
Presented in connection with Anders Zorn: Sweden’s Master Painter
Families will discover the language of color and light in the work of Anders Zorn. Following a conversation in the galleries, parents and children will create their own images, exploring the expressive possibilities of paint. All materials provided.

To RSVP, please e-mail rsvp@nationalacademy.org or call 212.369.4880 x201.

PAST PROGRAMS

Faces: Lessons in Portrait Making
Sunday, October 20, 2013, 2 – 4 PM
Presented in connection with See it Loud: Seven Post-War American Painters
After stopping at several artworks in the galleries, parents and children will create a contour portrait drawing of one another with pencil. Later, in the art studio, they will add sharpie marker and oil pastels. They will also make a “frame” for their drawing by collaging papers in a variety of colors, textures, and shapes.

Movements, Shapes, Colors: Drawing & Watercolor
Sunday, January 12, 2014,  2 – 4 PM – RSVP
Presented in connection with See it Loud: Seven Post-War American Painters
Get an up-close look at artworks in the galleries.  Parents and children will be guided as they create gestural drawings and do fun movement activities. Then, they’ll get to translate their drawings to watercolor paintings in the studio. Led by educator Kate Gugliotta with help from an assistant. Materials will be provided.