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    Toddler Thursdays

    Toddler Thursday's occur from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the specified dates below. These activities are FREE with Museum Admission.


    Toddler Thursday October
    October is all about paper! This month we will be practicing all sorts of fun art-making techniques using paper in new and unexpected ways!

    October 2: Punch Paper
    A wooden chair in our collection has rows of small holes along its back. We will use hole-punches to make picture frames that mimic this neat piece of furniture.

    October 9: Tear Paper
    It’s always upsetting when you tear paper by accident, but when it’s on purpose it can be a whole lot of fun! Today we will use our tearing skills to construct torn paper bunny rabbits.

    October 16: Fold Paper
    Today we will check out a bronze sculpture of a girl holding something in her hands, and then make a folded paper version of it in the workshop. What is it, you ask? You will have to come to Toddler Thursday to find out!

    October 23: Woven Paper
    There is a piece in our African art gallery that looks like a woven blanket from far away. As you step closer, though, you will find that it actually is made of small pieces of colorful metal! We will have our story time in front of this incredible piece and make a woven paper project in the workshop.

    October 30: Scrunch Paper
    Our piece of the day is made of scrunched metal and thick paint. We will look to this piece for inspiration as we make scrunched paper masks in the workshop.

    November 6
    Drawing:Markers

    A piece in our collection hangs from the ceiling, looks like bubbles, and glimmers in the sunlight! See if you can find it on the fourth floor of the Stent Family Wing. We will also make colorful circular plate art in the workshop together.

    November 13
    Drawing: Colored Pencils

    We are working on our letters today at Toddler Thursday. Let’s use colored pencils to make adorable alphabet art in the workshop! In the galleries we will see a very fancy desk where people used to write special letters.

    November 20
    Drawing: Crayons

    A piece of art in our museum is made up of silver twirls and leaves. We will have story time in front of this piece and make an equally swirly collage of doilies in the workshop.