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Youth and Family

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Family Art Affair and Jazz Jams

Let the music inspire you as you create artwork in our studio to take home.  Each date has a specific theme related to Museum exhibitions, so bring the whole family for these FREE Sunday outings each month!

Sunday, September 24, 2 to 4 P.M.
Come and create in our studio!  Bring the whole family for a fun afternoon at the MMFA.  Listen to delightful music while you create a print inspired by the Frank Stella exhibition.

 

First Sundays

Learn more about the artwork in the Museum in these one-hour FREE docent led-tours, held the FIRST Sunday of each month at 1 P.M.  No Registration required.

June 4, July 2, August 6, and September 3  at 1 P.M.

Third Saturdays

Learn more about the artwork on view at the Museum in these FREE docent led-tours offered the THIRD Saturday of each month at 1 P.M.  No Registration required.

June 17, July 15, August 19, and September 16  at 1 P.M.

Gallery Backpacks

The Gallery Backpacks, designed for elementary students and their families, include imaginative activities to guide young learners through the Museum.  Backpacks can be checked out in
ARTWORKS (with a valid id) from the Educator on duty.

Films

Film: Night at the Museum
Wednesday, August 2, 1:00 P.M.

Kids and adults alike have enjoyed this film since its release. For the first time, we invite families to view Night at the Museum at the MMFA! If you haven’t seen this movie starring Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, and a cast of familiar characters who reside in the Museum of Natural History, you won’t want to miss this opportunity. Bring the whole family and enjoy a summer movie. The Museum will provide complimentary popcorn, and beverages will be available for purchase.

Preschool

(Ages 2 to 5 with an adult partner)

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This FREE monthly program for young learners ages 2 to 5 and their adult caregivers helps develop early learning about elements of art through storytelling and a simple craft activity related to art on display in the galleries.

Instructors: Education staff and Docents
Time: 10:30 to 11 A.M. and 11 to 11:30 A.M.
Wednesdays: June 28, July 19, August 23, and September 20

Tales for Tots Group Session
During the summer months, daycares and other child care organizations are invited to visit the Museum for a story and craft in our galleries.  Registration is required and the number of children is limited to 25.  Adult chaperones must be present and are encouraged to participate with their group.  To register for Tales for Tots as a group, please call 334.240.4365

Instructors: Education staff and Docents
Time: 10:30 to 11 A.M. and 11 to 11:30 A.M.
Wednesdays: June 28, July 19, and August 23

Homeschool

All About Prints Homeschool Workshop 

Homeschool students of all ages are encouraged to register for a three-part workshop that introduces a more in depth understanding about printmaking. Students will learn about the print processes represented in our collection and get to experiment with different techniques. Younger and older students will be divided and work on age appropriate lessons and art projects. Everyone will go home with several handmade prints. Please indicate whether your child will attend the elementary or middle/high school sessions.  All sessions are held concurrently.
Instructor: Kaci Norman
Time: 1:00 to 3 P.M.
Thursday: September 14, 21, and 28
Cost: $10 members/ $15 non-members for series of three classes

 

Studio Classes

Studio classes are available for teens and adults throughout the year. Classes offer instruction in a variety of art mediums, including digital media.

 

Young Artists (ages 3 to 5 with an adult caregiver)

In this introductory class, preschoolers will learn about the basic elements of art through looking at and creating a variety of artworks. The instructor will base the projects on works on display in our permanent and temporary galleries.   Each class will focus on multi-step processes to engage students in a range of activities and materials.  Class size is limited to ten children with an adult caregiver. All supplies are provided.

Instructor: Kaci Norman
Time: 3:45 to 4:30 P.M.
Tuesday: September 12, 26, and October 10, 24, and November 7 and 21
Cost: $8 members/$12 non-members for each class; $40 members/$60 non-members for the series of six classes

 

Summer Art Camp

Weeklong, half-day or all day (ages 6-12)

The MMFA will be offering three youth summer camps this year. All three camps will focus on the elements of art and promise to be fun and engaging, and participants will leave with an armful of their own artworks created in the studio. Participants will spend time in the galleries, engage in group discussions, and be inspired by a variety of media, such as clay, printmaking, paint, mixed media, and sculpture. Camp fee includes snacks and all materials used in art making. Campers are encouraged to sign up for more than one week of camp to get the full experience. All full-day campers are asked to bring a lunch every day. The camps are designed with working parents in mind, as extended hours are offered. Camps are limited to 20 students, so enroll today!

Time: 8:30 A.M. to 12 P.M. and 1 to 4:30 P.M.; Monday through Friday
Dates and Themes:

June 19 – 23 Shape, Form and Texture (Portraits)
July 10 – 14 Color, Value, and Pattern (Still-life)
July 24 – 28 Line, Rhythm, and Movement (Landscapes)

Cost: $100 members/ $160 nonmembers for half-day camp; $190 members/ $250 non-members for full-day camp
Early drop-off (7:45 A.M. at earliest) and late pickup (5:30 P.M. at the latest) are available for additional $50
Full day students MUST bring their own lunches.

 

Tuition cost will be refunded if a class is canceled.

For a full refund, cancellations must be made NO LATER THAN 2 WEEKS BEFORE
the class, workshop, or camp begins. After that time a 25%
administrative fee will be charged.