[we]ekends at the Museum
Studio Creations is now a workshop format!
Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 p.m.
Free! Limited to the first thirty-six participants. Pick up tickets outside the Art Studio in C3 thirty minutes before each workshop begins.
Discover a different activity each month! Learn how artists see the world as we explore works of art in the DMA's collection with you. Afterwards, create your own art project in our studio. All materials are provided, and all ages are welcome.
April 6-29: From 2-D to 3-D
Look at works by Ellsworth Kelly and Naum Gabo to see how these artists and others create sculptures from flat shapes. We will then use a variety of techniques to make our own three-dimensional sculptures out of flat materials.
May 4-26: Self-Portrait Transformations
Learn basic block-printing techniques to create a series of self-portraits inspired by the idea of transformation. We will use works of art from the DMA's collection and the special exhibition Cindy Sherman as our starting point.
June 1-30: Armor and Accessories
Make a cosplay-style piece of armor or jewelry using simple materials like craft foam. Takenouchi no Sukune Meets the Dragon King of the Sea will be our inspiration as we examine the story told by this incredibly detailed sculpture.
July 6-14 and August 17-31: Wayang Kulit Workshop
Learn about wayang kulit, an elaborately staged performance art from Central and East Java using intricately carved, flat puppets that cast detailed shadows. Afterwards, use a variety of materials to create your own character, which you will bring to life through movement.
Sketching in the Galleries
Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Visit a different gallery each week! Look for the Pop-Up Art Spot to pick up drawing supplies and sketch from original works of art. Ask for the location of the Pop-Up Art Spot at the Visitor Services Desk or check the DMA calendar.
Family Films are presented by the Robert J. O’Donnell Film Series Endowment Fund.