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.

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Fall 2019 Themes and Offerings

August 4: Paper Boat Armada Workshop
Have you ever wanted to swim in the Reynolda pool? For this shortened workshop, we’ll begin by making a nautical scene inspired by Lyonel Feininger’s Rainbow II (1928) and conclude with a swim in the historic 1930s pool. 

September 8*: Simple Silkscreen Shapes Workshop — This workshop has been canceled.

*Moved because of Labor Day holiday
Think about rhythm and shape as you prepare stencils for a simple, two-color screen-printing project. All participants will learn how to pull a print with a screen and make several prints using their own stencils.

November 3: Cut and Create Collage Workshop
North Carolina-born artist Romare Bearden worked magic with scissors and paper, to create scenes and images. In this workshop visit his jazzy Alto Composite (1974) and create your own collage with various provided papers. Register for November 3.

December 1: Holiday Tour and Cardmaking
Holidays are all about traditions, one reason we offer this workshop for handmade holiday card-making every year. In addition to learning a little about holidays at Reynolda, visitors will explore holiday paintings and magazine covers created year after year by illustrator J.C. Leyendecker. Register for December 1.