Family & Children's Programs
A variety of programs for families are offered throughout the year.
A Walk through Time
March 2, 10 a.m. to noon.
History comes alive through the special exhibition, N.C. Wyeth's America in the Making. Meet Benjamin Franklin (aka Ralph Archbold) from 11 a.m. to noon, and, in the spirit of Franklin, make a kite. Free for members and included in museum admission (which is free on Sunday mornings until noon).
Sunday, April 6, 10 a.m. to noon.
Take an imaginative journey as artist Karl J. Kuerner reads from his series of children's books about "Ike," an adventurous cat who enjoys exploring the Brandywine Valley and beyond. The readings will be followed by a book signing featuring Ike at Night, Ike Takes Flight, and the newly-released Ike at Sea, all available in the museum shop. In honor of Ike, make your own creative cat-themed art project. Free for members and included in museum admission (which is free on Sunday mornings until noon).
CHILDREN'S ART CLASSES
Advanced Explorers Art Classes
In this week-long class, students will experiment with traditional artistic approaches while learning new techniques. The program includes guided museum tours, art projects, and supplies. Cost is $100 per child; $75 for members. For reservations, contact the education office at 610.388.8382 or email@example.com. Scholarships are available upon request.
Outdoor Adventure: Drawing Inspiration from Nature
June 23 - 27, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., ages 8 - 11
Just another landscape? Not during this adventurous week! Students will utilize inspiration from the local environment to develop new and innovative works of art. Utilizing traditional methods and techniques like painting, photography, and printmaking while introducing new approaches like assemblage and found-object sculptures these young artists will have the opportunity for a new adventure every day!
Artstagram: Illustration in the 21st Century
June 23 - 26, 1 - 4 p.m., ages 12 - 15
From illuminated manuscripts to the work of NC Wyeth - illustrations have helped stories come to life for centuries. Today we illustrate our lives daily through social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat, this week we will take a fresh look at illustration and consider how stories are captured and communicated in today's world. We will utilize materials and techniques like painting, drawing, and photography in traditional and non-traditional ways with an emphasis on the fundamentals of storytelling learning how elements of design, portraiture, and landscape can help our story come to life!
Thursdays, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 10 or 11 a.m.
Children and their caregivers explore a new theme each week by looking at art and making creative projects.
Programs are included with regular museum admission.
Brandywine River Museum of Art, U.S. Route 1, P.O. Box 141
Chadds Ford, PA 19317 Phone: 610-388-2700
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