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The Museum of Arts and Design offers diverse opportunities for family members of all ages to create art and design alongside local artists using both new and traditional methods in a studio setting.

Studio Sunday

Studio Sunday is a hands-on, art-making experience for multi-generational visitors to learn new skills and ideas together in the Museum’s art studio. Taking place on the first Sunday of select months, families are welcome to drop in any time between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. Studio Sundays are led by a Museum Artist-in-Residence, free with museum admission, and open to anyone ages 5 and up.

Upcoming dates:

Sunday, Dec 8, 2019
Upcycle Your Clothes with MAD Artist-in-Residence Jennie Maydew
Embroider, embellish, and refresh old jackets and jeans with MAD Artist-in-Residence Jennie Maydew in this hands-on workshop. Participants should bring in a piece of clothing they want to modify, all other materials will be provided. 

Sunday, January 5, 2020
Sugar Sweet Design
Make the New Year extra sweet and join us for a whimsical workshop creating edible sugar cups and bowls with artist and designer Margaret Braun. As a MAD Arist-in-Residence in 2015, Braun created an installation of 2,000 hand-hewn, individual sugar cups. 

Sunday, Feb 2, 2020
Clay Self-Portraits with MAD Artist-in-Residence Natalia Arbelaez
Join MAD Artist-in-Residence Natalia Arbelaez and work in a 7,000-year-old pre-Columbian-style of pottery to create a mythical self-portrait out of clay.  

 

Stroller Tours

Stroller Tours of MAD exhibitions are especially designed for parents and caregivers accompanied by babies 18 months and younger. Tours take place when the galleries are closed to the public. Led by MAD docents, this experience offers a relaxed and engaging experience for art and design lovers. Free for Dual/Family Members. Join today!

Upcoming dates:

Tue, Dec 17, 2019  9:30-10:15 am

Stroller Tour of The World of Anna Sui

Tue, Jan 14, 2020  9:30-10:15 am
Stroller Tour of Vera Paints a Scarf:The Art and Design of Vera Neumann

Tue, Feb 11, 2020 9:30-10:15 am
Stroller Tour of The World of Anna Sui


Daily Programs

MAD's Artist Studios provide daily opportunities for children and families to learn more about art and art-making by going behind the scenes to see work in progress. Click here to learn more about the Artist Studio program.

Upcoming Family Events

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Embroider, embellish, and refresh old jackets and jeans with MAD Artist-in-Residence Jennie Maydew in our Studio Sunday workshop for ages five and up.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Join us before the Museum is open for an insightful tour and stimulating discussion of The World of Anna Sui especially designed for parents and caregivers to enjoy while caring for little ones. 

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Sweeten the start of 2020 and join us for a whimsical workshop creating edible sugar cups and bowls with artist and designer Margaret Braun. As a MAD Arist-in-Residence in 2015, Braun created an installation of 2,000 hand-hewn, individual sugar cups. 

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MAD is grateful to Material for the Arts for its in-kind support of our Family Programs.

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