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Family Saturday

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2:00-3:30 pm


4-5 years 6-8 years


Skidmore College
815 North Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY, 12866
United States


Contact name: 
Ginger Ertz
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Family Saturdays foster multigenerational creative cooperation through looking at artwork, discussing it, and engaging in a hands-on art activity. Most programs run from 2:00 - 3:30 pm and include a tour of a specific exhibition. All programs are free and open to the public, and suitable for children ages 5 and older, accompanied by their adult companions. Materials are provided.

Oct. 14: 3-D Still Lifes
We will look at and talk about Njideka Akunyili Crosby’s paintings and the objects she puts in her interiors. Then we will make 3-D still life constructions, including miniature pots and pans.
Oct. 21: Family Celebration Weekend
Come any time between Noon and 1:30 pm.
Drop-In family art project at the Tang. No reservations required.
Check out Dorothy Dehner’s large black sculpture, Fist, in the Tang’s atrium. Then using hers as inspiration, make a wooden sculpture out of colored craft sticks. Perfect for families to make together!
Oct. 28: Spiders and Spider Webs
We will take a ride to the second floor in our spooky elevator with Tony Oursler’s Talking Light, then look at Dean Snyder’s shiny metal spider web in in the Staff Only part of the museum. Afterwards, we will make colorful spiders and spider webs out of pipe-cleaners, beads, and colored wire, just in time to decorate for Halloween or just for fun!
Nov. 4: Fish Sculptures
After looking at Tim Hawkinson’s sculpture The Fin Within in Other Side: Art, Object, Self, we will make fish sculptures out of recyclable plastic bottles and other materials.
Nov. 11: Design a Board Game
We will look at and talk about Willie Cole’s large installation based on a chess set, To get to the other side. Then each participant will design and make a game board and pieces to move on it. At the end, we can try out each other’s games!
Nov. 18: 15th Annual Potato Turkey Festival!
Come to our 15th Annual Make-a-Turkey-Out-of-a-Potato Festival! We will make holiday centerpieces out of potatoes, pipe-cleaners, feathers, and beads. Create a fantastic bird sculpture to decorate your table!
Registration is required and can be made anytime.
Nov. 25: No Program
Dec. 2: Spool Sculptures
We will look at Dario Robleto’s You Make My World A Better Place To Find and make sculptures from wooden spools and colorful buttons, gathering inspiration from his technique of taking something old and turning it into something new.
Dec. 9: Image Transfer Art
We will look at Njideka Akunyili Crosby’s artwork and discuss her mixture of painting, collage, and photo transfer in each piece.  We will then learn to use transfer techniques to make our own images.
Dec. 16: Construct a Train!
We will talk about Kate Ericson and Mel Ziegler’s piece Constitution on Tour and construct train cars out of cardboard.