Family First Workshops

Elementary school-aged children and their favorite adult visit the Museum and make art together during Family First Workshops. Participants tour the Museum with a Reynolda House education specialist to view selected artworks or objects in the historic house and galleries, which then inspire a special art activity in the studio. Workshops are scheduled on the first Sunday of every month from 2-4 p.m. Art projects vary each month to connect to different inspirations in the collection and changing exhibitions.

To be added to the family programs email list and receive information about this and other programs, please email Julia Hood (

Upcoming workshops:

August 6 – Cool Tiles Pool Party 
Eager for a chance to swim in the Reynolda pool? Families for this workshop will spend the first portion creating coasters with ceramic tiles; then, during the second half, all will be able to swim in the historic pool.  This event is at capacity. Please get in touch with Julia Hood at or at 336.758.5599 to inquire about our waitlist.

September 10 – Wearing Abstraction: Wire Workshop
Sculptor Alexander Calder created a stylized wire brooch for Georgia O’Keeffe using the letters OK. In this workshop, take initials from your own name to create a wearable accessory. This event is at capacity. Please get in touch with Julia Hood at or at 336.758.5599 to inquire about our waitlist.

October 1 – Study in Simplicity Workshop 
Georgia O’Keeffe drew and painted natural forms, simplifying and abstracting the shapes. In this workshop, look carefully at natural items like shells, bones and plants and draw one with pastels.  Register today!

November 5 – Build a Bag Workshop
Artist Georgia O’Keeffe and Reynolda House owner Katharine Smith Reynolds both sewed their own clothing. Practice sewing construction by creating a small draw-string bag, decorated with a permanent leaf print. Register today!

December 3 – Holiday Tour and Cardmaking
This traditional, annual workshop offers an opportunity to learn about holiday stories at Reynolda and make one-of-a-kind cards on the printing press and with our classic hand-carved stamps. Register today!