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
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. Club Cultural Quetzalcoatl will perform an interactive dance at 2 and 3 pm. Also at 2 and 3 pm, The Museum Store will host a reading of A Picture Book of Cesar Chavez, by David Adler.
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. Visitors can also explore the UMOCA Art Truck, featuring the kinetic sculptures and geometric compositions of Utah artist Meridith Pingree.
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)