April Vacation Programs

Collage featuring an elephant on bright blue paper surrounded by art supplies

Celebrate the colors of spring and get ready for hands-on art making fun! These workshops, designed for children ages 6-11, include a guided eye-spy tour, gallery scavenger hunt, and an art project. Space is limited for each session and reservations are required; please contact: Mollie Sixsmith, Curator of Education, at 860-486-1711 or email mollie.sixsmith@uconn.edu to reserve your place. $15 per class.

Sketch It: Landscape Pastels
Tuesday, April 11, 10:30-12pm

Step into the role of an artist and sketch en plein air (outdoors) in the museum’s sculpture garden with both chalk and oil pastels. After learning about light, color, and sketching from nature, students will create original works of art which will be transformed into a 3-D landscape collage.

Build it: Kaleidoscopes
Wednesday, April 12, 10:30-12pm
Have fun with STEAM—science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics—in this hands-on class! After exploring light and symmetry in artwork, students will design and build their very own working kaleidoscope and practice drawing patterns from their viewfinder.

Paint it: Sumi-e. (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, April 13, 10:30-12pm
Roll up your sleeves and get ready to try a new style of painting! Students will explore Sumi-e, the art of Japanese brush painting, as they use ink and long-handled brushes to create traditional bird, bamboo, and plum blossom compositions.