Walters Art Museum Announces Summer Art Adventures: Museum at Home Edition
7/17/2020, 6 a.m.
The Walters Art Museum is pleased to announce its free Summer Art Adventures program. Designed for ages 6 to 11 and combining live workshops, at-home art making projects, and art making videos, Summer Art Adventures features a variety of formats to support busy schedules and learning preferences.
Live workshops led by Walters educators are offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, with morning classes designed for ages 6 to 8, and afternoon sessions for children aged 9 to 11-years-old. In addition, Summer Art Adventures includes downloadable activity packets that include an introduction to a work of art from the Walters collection, an art-making project using materials that can be gathered from around the house, coloring sheet, and a scavenger hunt.
“Our free summer programming is
another way we are fulfilling an important part of our mission, which is to serve as an educational partner with families in the region,” said Julia Marciari-Alexander, Andrea B. and John H. Laporte
Director. “We want to connect students with art and learning throughout the summer months and during this challenging time, it’s vital to provide working parents with additional no-cost resources that cater to their specific needs.”
To accommodate families with limited
Internet access, 2,000 Summer Art Adventures Art Kits are available for free for Baltimore City and County residents and can be picked up at distribution sites around the city. Each kit, available in English and Spanish, includes the activity packet along with all of the supplies needed to complete the art making activity.
“Summer Art Adventures is a free digital version of some of our most popular offerings and everything is designed to give options to families that best suit their schedules and access to technology,” said Amanda Kodeck, Ruth R. Marder Director of Education. “Each 75-minute program is interactive, led by professional educators, and aims to connect students with works from the collection that span the globe. Kids will have opportunities to participate in art games or challenges, and to explore their own creative process with fun and imaginative art making.”
The themes and dates for each week are:
*Fashion Forward—July 20-24
*Full STEAM Ahead—July 27-31
*The Natural World—August 3-7
*Art Tales—August 10-14
Registration is available at: thewalters.org.