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Third Saturdays for Families

Family art making continues! These FREE hands-on activities are designed for all ages and abilities and take place at the nearby Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts & Education Complex during the UMFA's temporary closure for remodeling. Museum galleries will reopen August 26, 2017.


 

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Third Saturdays are FREE family activity days offered each third Saturday of the month. Instruction and activities are available from 1–4 pm and are first come, first served. Campus parking is free on Saturdays, including the parking tower east of the MuseumPlease call 801.581.3580 or email education@umfa.utah.edu for more information.

 

UPCOMING THIRD SATURDAYS       

Clay Pots
Saturday, December 17 | 14 pm | FREE
Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts & Education ComplexArt Works for Kids Auditorium
American Indian, African, and Mexican pottery reveal many methods for working with clay. Experiment with coil, slab, and pinch pot techniques to create your own clay pot.

Woven Rugs
Saturday, January 21 | 1-4 pm
Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts & Education ComplexArt Works for Kids Auditorium
The rich colors and patterns of UMFA's Navajo rug collection will inspire the design of your own mini rug. You can even take home a mini loom to weave more works of art.

Retablos
Saturday, February 18 | 1-4 pm
Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts & Education ComplexArt Works for Kids Auditorium
Local folk artist Jeronimo Lozano creates unique and colorful retablos-clay sculptures in painted wooden boxes-depicting traditional scenes from Utah and his native Peru. Use them to spark your imagination as you shape clay figures and construct your own retablo.

Art Aprons
Saturday, March | 1-4 pm
Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts & Education ComplexArt Works for Kids Auditorium
No need to worry about getting paint on your pants or marker on your shirt. Design and decorate your own canvas apron, sized just right for young artists. We'll explore contemporary abstract art to inspire your wearable art creation. 

Landscape Yarn Painting
Saturday, April 15 | 14 pm | FREE
Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts & Education ComplexArt Works for Kids Auditorium
Yarn painting originates from the Huichol culture of Mexico. View colorful, nature-inspired yarn paintings to inspire your own yarn landscape. This event is part of our ARTLandish Series.

ARTLandish: Land Art, Landscape, and the Environment is sponsored by the S. J. and Jessie E. Quinney Foundation and presented in partnership with the University of Utah's College of Fine Arts and J. Willard Marriott Library, and the Salt Lake City Public Library. 

Drawing Machines
Saturday, May 20 | 1
4 pm | FREE
Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts & Education ComplexArt Works for Kids Auditorium
Chance and accident have influenced art for more than a century. Experiment with randomness by crafting a drawing machine to create your own work of art. We'll provide all the parts needed to create a self-moving machine that draws.

Rattle Instruments
Saturday, June 17 | 1
4 pm | FREE
Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts & Education ComplexArt Works for Kids Auditorium
From Mexican maracas to African seed gourds, cultures everywhere make rattle musical instruments. Discover the variety of rattle shapes and diverse sounds made by instruments from around the world and decorate your own set of musical rattles for music making.

 

    Third Saturdays are funded in part by the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts & Parks (ZAP) program.


              
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