April Vacation Week Art Classes

Collage featuring an elephant on bright blue paper surrounded by art supplies
Celebrate the wonders of spring and get ready for hands-on art making fun! These workshops, designed for artists ages 6-11, include a nature-themed  tour of the Seeing Climate Change?exhibition, a scavenger hunt, and a hands-on art project.
Space is limited for each session and reservations are required; please call 860-486-1711 or email
mollie.sixsmith@uconn.edu to reserve your place.

Gyotaku: Fish Printing
Tuesday, April 16, 10:30am-noon
Students will learn about this ancient art of Japanese printmaking as they construct their own pictures, cards, and sheets of wrapping paper.
$15 per student (non-member); $12 per student (museum member).

Build-a-Bird Sculpture
Wednesday, April 17, 10:30am-noon
After viewing birds in the outdoor sculpture garden, students will use a variety of upcycled materials to design, build, and paint their own 3D feathered friend.
$15 per student (non-member); $12 per student (museum member).

Colors of Nature Mandala
Thursday, April 18, 10:30am-noon
Students will learn about the history of the mandala and then use circular canvas and acrylic paint to design their own intricately patterned artwork.
$15 per student (non-member); $12 per student (museum member).

3D Sloth Treehouse
Friday, April 19, 10:30am-noon
After learning fun facts about sloths, students will construct their own 3D treehouse sculptures and use clay to sculpt sloths for their new habitat.
$15 per student (non-member); $12 per student (museum member).


If you can’t make it for these classes, remember that the Museum is open Tuesday-Sunday for drop-in vacation week fun. Explore the exhibitions, pick up a scavenger hunt at the front desk, and borrow the Sketch & Story art activity kit and practice sketching in the galleries.
Fun for all ages!