Third Saturdays are free family activity days that occur on the third Saturday of every month. Instruction and activities begin at 1:00 and end at 4:00. All art making is done in the Emma Eccles Jones Education Center Classroom which has a limited capacity of 60. These activities are based on a first come, first serve basis. Please call 801.581.3580 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. This program is supported in part by the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts, and Parks fund.
UPCOMING THIRD SATURDAYS
Saturday, October 18 | 1-4 pm
The UMFA is filled with animals. You can find them painted, sculpted, and printed just about everywhere you look. This Saturday we will be inspired by animals in art and create our own animal masks.
Saturday, November 15 | 1-4 pm
Printmaking is a centuries-old art form that is still practiced today. Be inspired by the talented University of Utah faculty artists exhibiting at the UMFA to create your own set of prints.
Make a Clock
Saturday, December 20 | 1-4 pm
Time is a theme depicted in works of art throughout the Museum, from ancient to contemporary. Be inspired to create your own clock on this Third Saturday. We provide the clockworks and blank face; you provide the artistic vision.
Art with Everyday Objects
Saturday, January 17 | 1-4 pm
American sculptor Tony Feher's new installation in the UMFA's Great Hall uses everyday objects to create art. Try your hand at creating beautiful art with painter's tape and transparency paper.
Saturday, February 21 | 1-4 pm
The [con]text exhibition explores text in art through objects from the UMFA's permanent collection. Create your own Visual and written art using old book pages as your inspiration.
Romantic Cloud Drawings
Saturday, March 21 | 1-4 pm
Romantic art is in the air! Nineteenth-century Romantic artists loved to show nature at its fiercest, with roiling clouds and wild forests. Learn from the Romantic art on display in the UMFA galleries to create a dramatic cloud drawing. Presented in collaboration with the Utah Symphony|Opera Romantics Festival.
Design Your Own Poster
Saturday, April 18 | 1-4 pm
Come see Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art from the Smithsonian Museum and learn about influential Latino artists. Then create a poster to explore this unique and important art form.
Saturday, May 16 | 1-4 pm
Italian Renaissance nuns and monks rolled gilded paper into spirals to decorate book covers, creating a new art form called "quilling." See the beautiful gilded Renaissance art and iron scrollwork on view at the UMFA and be inspired to quill your own book cover.
Painting Clay Plates
Saturday, June 20 | 1-4 pm
The UMFA has a beautiful collection of Mesoamerican art. Explore the Museum's Mayan pottery and find inspiration in the interesting patterns and writing to paint your own clay plate.
THIRD SATURDAYS ARE FUNDED IN PART BY SALT LAKE COUNTY ZOO, ARTS AND PARKS FUND (ZAP)