Area Art Activities Fall-Winter 2011-2012

Philadelphia Museum of Art 26th and Benjamin Franklin Parkway Phila., PA 19101

(215)763-8100

www.philamuseum.org

Early Bird Read and Look (ages 3–5)

Tour meets in the West Lobby at the Family Cart. Free tickets required after Museum admission

Preschoolers and their families enjoy picture books and art projects presented in the Museum galleries.

Bee-bim Bop!

Sunday, October 9, 2011, 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Sunday, October 23, 2011, 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Orange Pear Apple Bear

Sunday, November 20, 2011, 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Sunday, November 27, 2011, 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

A Penguin Story

Sunday, December 18, 2011, 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Family Gallery Tour (ages 6–10)

Tour meets in the West Lobby at the Family Cart. Free tickets required after Museum admission

Children and their families are led on a gallery tour to explore themes and discover works of art.

Impressionist Painters

Sunday, October 9, 2011, Starts at 11:30 a.m.

Sunday, October 23, 2011, Starts at 11:30 a.m.

Art of the Renaissance

Sunday, November 20, 2011, Starts at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, November 27, 2011, Starts at 11:30 a.m.

Asian Art

Sunday, December 18, 2011, Starts at 11:30 a.m.

Tours for Tots (ages 3–5)

Tour meets in the West Lobby at the Family Cart. Free tickets required after Museum admission

You are never too young to explore the Museum! Movement, play, and hands-on activities make up this fun tour designed especially for preschoolers and their families.

Seasons Colors Shapes

Sunday, October 9, 2011, Starts at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, October 23, 2011, Starts at 11:30 a.m.

Sunday, November 20, 2011, Starts at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, November 27, 2011, Starts at 11:30 a.m.

Sunday, December 18, 2011, Starts at 11:30 a.m.

Drawing Together (all ages)

Free after admission

Do you like to draw? All family members are welcome to try their drawing skills in the Museum galleries. An artist is on hand to provide materials and encouragement. Drop in anytime between noon and 3:00 p.m. to sketch, doodle, or create a masterpiece.

Sunday, October 9, 2011, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Sunday, October 16, 2011, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Sunday, October 23, 2011, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Sunday, October 30, 2011, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Sunday, November 13, 2011, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Sunday, November 20, 2011, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Sunday, November 27, 2011, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Sunday, December 18, 2011, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Stroller Tour (newborns–age 1)

Tours meet in Lenfest Hall/West Lobby.

Free after admission

Museum educators lead engaging gallery tours for parents and caregivers and their young ones. If the baby fusses, don’t fret— you’ll be in good company. Tours meet in Lenfest Hall/West Entrance unless otherwise noted.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011, Starts at 11:00 a.m.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011, Starts at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 21, 2011, Starts at 11:00 a.m.

Family Studio

Location: Student Lunch Room, ground floor

Free after admission

Let your creativity soar at the Family Studio! The Museum’s art studios become a fun family destination where people of all ages can create, learn, and have fun together. Projects explore art on view in the Museum—come

back again and again to discover the whole collection.

Family Studio is generously supported by the Joseph F. McCrindle Art Education Fund at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Sunday, November 6, 2011, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Dutch Treat

Sunday, December 4, 2011, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Winter Family Studio

Monday, December 26, 2011, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 27, 2011, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 28, 2011, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Thursday, December 29, 2011, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Friday, December 30, 2011, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 31, 2011, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts 18 N. Broad St. Phila., PA 19102 (215)972-7600 www.pafa.org

Saturday Family and Community Art Workshops for All Ages/Family Arts Academy

Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday art workshops are for children, families, adults, groups, seniors, and others who will love these fun, creative activities. Participate in a variety of art projects while exploring and developing your creative spirit!

Program fees These workshops are offered FREE for all Philadelphia School District students and their families! Member fees: FREE Nonmember fees: FREE with Museum admission. Ask about special

group rates.

Contact Judy Ringold for more information at 215-972-2061 or jringold@pafa.org.

The James A. Michener Art Museum 138 South Pine St. Doylestown, PA 18901 (215) 340-9800 www.michenerartmuseum.org

EARNING TO LOOK AND LISTEN- Fall Wednesday Afternoon Session for ages 3-6 with one adult Wednesdays, September 14, 2011 through November 16, 2011 · 1 pm - 2 pm Instructor: Melissa Easton-Sandquist

LEARNING TO LOOK AND LISTEN- Fall Wednesday Morning Session for ages 3-6 with one adult Wednesdays, September 14, 2011 through November

16, 2011 · 10 am - 11 am Instructor: Melissa Easton-Sandquist

LEARNING TO LOOK AND LISTEN- Fall Thursday Morning Session for ages 3-6 with one adult Thursdays, September 15, 2011 through November 17, 2011 · 10 am - 11 am Instructor: Ruth Anderson

DRAWING & PAINTING: WORKING WITH COLOR ages 10-14 Saturdays, September 17, 2011 through October 22, 2011 · 1-4 pm Instructor: Kristy DeFlores Elliot

FALL FAMILY SUNDAYS ages 3-6 with an adult Sundays, September 18, 2011 through October 23, 2011 · 1 pm - 3 pm Instructor: Janet Wyatt

MOM'S NIGHT OUT: QUINTESSENTIAL QUILTS Friday, November 4, 2011 · 6:30pm - 9:30pm Instructor: Ruth Anderson

SCOUT BADGE WORKSHOPS: QUILT ARTS for Scouts of all

ages Saturday, November 5, 2011 · 10-12 pm or 1-3 pm Instructor: Robin Lane HOLIDAY GIFT MAKING WORKSHOP all ages Saturday, December 3, 2011 · 1-

3pm Instructor: Ruth Anderson

Woodmere Museum 9201 Germantown Ave. Phila., PA 19118 (215) 247-0476

www.woodmereartmuseum.org FAMILY EVENTS

Family events and workshops are designed for children and adults to participate in together. Events are free to members unless noted. Select Fridays in September, October, November, and December. 6:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m.

Art Making Ages 4 – 11 with adult FREE with Hay Maze admission

STORY TIME IN THE PARLOR

Ages 4–8 | $2 (FREE for members) These programs use storytelling to introduce children to works of art in Woodmere’s Founder’s Collection. Led by Museum educators, each program includes reading a children’s book, looking at one work of art, and completing a simple, hands-on activity.

Still Life Stew by Helena Clare Pittman, illustrated by Victoria Raymond November 4

Sheep on a Ship by Nancy Shaw, illustrated by Margot Apple November 11

Everyday Life: Join a Party by Cynthia Rylant, illustrated by Nikki McClure November 18

ARTFUL EVENING

Ages 8 – 11 | $2 (FREE for members)

Faces, Places, and Inner Spaces December 2 Join Museum educators in lively discussions about art. Bring your observations skills, imagination, and creativity as we explore faces and places in the Founder’s Gallery. An art activity will follow.

Classes for Children and Teens

Flower Power Meets 6 times K1 Saturdays, October 29–December 3, 9:00–11:00 a.m. Instructor: Marty Conklin $180, includes materials Come explore the world of flowers through painting, drawing, printmaking, and sculpture. Using fresh eyes we will see these wonders in nature and be amazed by their color and design. We will look at the artwork of painters like Georgia O’Keeffe and the textiles of various cultures. We will also take advantage of the blooms from our fall gardens to produce our own pieces of art.

Watercolor Meets 6 times K2 Saturdays, October 29–December 3, noon– 2:00 p.m. Instructor: Woodmere staff $170, includes materials Explore the world of watercolor in this fun and playful class. We’ll learn to use washes and create beautiful colors on watercolor paper, as well as make collage, landscapes, and portraits. Students will paint with traditional watercolors, colored ink, gouache, and water-based inks.

Animation Meets 6 times K3 Saturdays, October 29–December 3, 3:00– 5:00 p.m. Instructor: John Serpentelli $170, includes materials Animation is the rapid display of a sequence of images of two-dimensional artwork to create an illusion of movement. In this class students learn the basics of hand-drawn animation. Children’s animations will be loaded onto a CD and viewable on a computer. Advanced lessons are provided for those who have animated before.

Brandywine Museum Route 1 Chadds Ford, PA 19317 (610) 388-2700 www.brandywinemuseum.org

Read-Aloud Tours

Introduce young children to the museum through this popular program

which includes a story, a brief gallery tour and an art activity for children ages 3 to 6 accompanied by an adult. Read-Aloud Tours are offered on Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m., from October 13 through November 17. The programs are included with regular museum admission and free for members. Registration is requested by contacting the education office at 610-388-8382 or education@brandywine.org.

October 13: The Art Lesson by Tomie dePaola October 20: The Night Pirates by Peter Harris, illustrated by

Deborah Allwright

October 27: November 3:

Ike at Night by Karl Kuerner

Goldilocks and the Three Bears adapted by James Marshall

November 10: November 17:

Birdsongs by Betsy Franco, illustrated by Steve Jenkins

Aesop’s Fables by Jerry Pinkney (“The Crow and the Pitcher”)

Read-Aloud programs are offered on Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m. Registration is requested by contacting the education office at 610-388-8382

or education@brandywine.org. Free for members and children under age 6 and included with museum admission.

Pirate Adventure Day

November 6, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Discover a world of pirate adventure! Create a pirate hat and colorful parrot, listen to pirate tales and go on a treasure-hunt in the special exhibition, N. C. Wyeth’s Treasure Island: Classic Illustrations for a Classic Tale. At 1:30 p.m., see the movie Treasure Planet (PG, 2002), featuring the voices of David Hyde Pierce, Martin Short and Emma Thompson. This animated Disney production brings Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island into the future, as young Jim Hawkins sets off across the universe in search of riches. The film’s animators were influenced by N. C. Wyeth’s illustrations and incorporated aspects of his style into the movie’s backgrounds and settings. Free for members and included with museum admission. Arrive before noon to take advantage of the museum’s Free Sunday Mornings from 9:30 to noon.

Workshops are free with museum admission of $10 per adult; $6 children six and over and seniors; children under six and museum members are free.

READING PUBLIC MUSEUM

Story Thursdays

500 MUSEUM ROAD READING PA (610) 371-5632 www.readingpublicmuseum.org

On the first and third Thursday of each month, the Department of Lifelong Learning staff offers a story reading, brief tour and hands-on activity for ages 4 and 5. Cost: $5 per participating child. Parents/chaperones are free. (Check the Museum calendar for program dates titles)

Family Exhibition Guides

Families can explore the Museum’s galleries (and Arboretum) at their own pace with our family-friendly gallery guides. Guides are available in the Museum’s Atrium.

Family Learning Gallery

Come and see the Museum’s newest space: the Family Learning Gallery. Located on the ground floor, the Family Learning Gallery will be transformed in conjunction with the Museum’s special exhibitions.

ALLENTOWN ART MUSEUM

• 31 N. Fifth Street • Allentown, PA 18101

(610) 432.4333 •

www.allentownartmuseum.org askus@allentownartmuseum.org

Delaware Art Museum 800 S. Madison St Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 571-9590 www.delart.org

Every Friday, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. $3.00 (no admission fee) | Ages 3 –6

Due to an overwhelming response, Glory of Stories is now offered every Friday morning from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The program includes a story reading for preschool and younger home-school children. The stories relate to the Museum’s current exhibitions and permanent collection. After viewing and discussing the relevant artworks, children will create their own pieces of art.

October 7 Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert 14 Pezzettino by Leo Lionni 21 Billy’s Picture by Margaret and H.R. Rey 28 Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

November 4 The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds 11 Chameleon’s Colors by Chisato Tashiro 18 A Plump and Perky Turkey by Teresa Bateman 25 Canceled in observation of the holiday

December 2 Shiver Me Letters by June Sobel 9 My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss 16 George Shrinks by William Joyce 23 Canceled in observation of the holiday 30 How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long

FESTIVAL OF GOBLINS Saturday, October 29 | 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Ages 3 – 12

Come in your most creative costume and go on a special trick-or-treat Museum! Kids and their families will enjoy a variety of activities that i art, listening to spooky stories, an enchanting luminary labyrinth walk costume parade, and much more! Kids: $15, Adults: $40 4 Ticket S combination of kids and adults): $99 Members save 10%

SUNDAY STUDIO SERIES Last Sunday of each month, 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Ages 3 and

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September 25: Eye-Popping Op Art October 30: Monster Hand Puppets November 27: Impromptu Sketch with Pen and Ink December 18: Stained Glass Co

Winterthur Winterthur, DE 19735 (800)448-3883 www.winterthur.org

From the littlest one in her stroller to her grandparents, there's something for every family member at Winterthur, an American country estate! Enjoy the beauty of the Winterthur Garden while riding a garden tram, strolling on our gentle walking paths, or experiencing the magic of our very special hildren's garden, Enchanted WoodsTM. Have you always thought that museums were hands-off territory? Not in our Touch-It Room*, where history fits into the palm of your hand. Special "touchables" in the Galleries also provide hands-on contact for all ages. The Elegant Entertaining, Once Upon a Family, and annual Yuletide** tours invite families into the former home of our founder, Henry Francis du Pont to see fabulous period rooms, fascinating historic objects, and, during the holiday season, a taste of celebrations of yesteryear. Winterthur also accommodates families on an everyday basis by providing child-friendly food in our restaurants, changing tables in restrooms, and stroller loans to ease tired little feet.

While Winterthur welcomes families throughout the year, we also invite our family visitors to special events on a monthly basis. From Breakfast with Santa to African American history presentations to the very special summer Terrific Tuesdays for the littlest ones, there's lots to do at Winterthur. Check our Calendar of Events for details!

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