Art Babes: Babyfest '18

April 19, 2018, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

For 0-18 month olds and their grown-ups.

Babyfest '18!

Calling All Babies! Celebrate the joys of babyhood during the National Association for the Education of Young Children's (NAEYC) Week of the Young Child. Meet up with other babies for an engaging afternoon of color-seeking, mess-making and creative movement.

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Babies at different stages have their own perspectives on art. Awaken your little one's curiosity with early learning experiences involving color, texture, light and sound while singing and bouncing to the beat in the galleries. Meet-up for a pint-sized play date and baby approved art activity in our multi-sensory studio classroom.

Free activities for all member and non-member babies. Registration required. Click on the button / link to register.

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Art Babes is made possible with support from the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation.  


BABYFEST 2018 and FAMILY DAY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Register for separate mini-classes and photo sessions below

11 A.M.
Doors open, check-in and sign-up for free classes

11:30 A.M. – 12 P.M.
Session I: Free mini-trial classes begin
• Family fitness with Brittany Gerstenslager, owner/instructor, BrittFit Family Fitness Register
• Baby, tot, and toddler yoga with Jen Griest Hayes, RYCT, Afterlight Fitness Register
• Infant massage therapy with Rita Vitale, RN AIMI, Vitality Massage Therapy Register

11 A.M. – 2 P.M.
Pop-up baby photo sessions with Nat Hansumrittisak, LoveWhatIDo Photography
Pre-registration required: http://lovewhatidophotography.bigcartel.com/product/akronartmuseumbabyfest18

11 A.M. – 2 P.M.
Community resource exhibits open: PNC Grow Up Great®, Akron Children’s Museum, Akron-Summit
County Public Library, Hike it Baby, and multi-sensory creative explorations provided by Akron Art Museum

12 – 2 P.M.
Storytelling (12 - 12:30 P.M.), book-signing and interactive activity (12:30 – 2 P.M.) by Eric Van Raepenbusch, children’s author/illustrator of Babybeards.

12:30 – 1 P.M.
Session II: Free mini-trial classes continue (same line-up as 11:30 A.M.)

• Family fitness with Brittany Gerstenslager, owner/instructor, BrittFit Family Fitness Register
• Baby, tot, and toddler yoga with Jen Griest Hayes, RYCT, Afterlight Fitness Register
• Infant massage therapy with Rita Vitale, RN AIMI, Vitality Massage Therapy Register

1 – 1:30 P.M.
Music and expressive movement with Janice Pylinski, MM, Music Therapist

1:00 – 2:00 P.M.
Bark for art! With Paws for Reading local therapy dogs: Mickey, Fritz, Stewie and Nick

2 P.M.
BabyFest ends. Experience the galleries with your family, then come back for milk and cookies at 3 P.M.!


FAMILY DAY

3 – 5 P.M.
Families work together to help each other out like the characters in Ed Emberley’s retelling of the classic folk tale, The Little Red Hen. Celebrate your family unit with cookies from Main Street Gourmet, prop design and art-making, and an interactive storytelling experience by Kyle Jozsa of Wandering Aesthetics.

Family Days are made possible by the presenting sponsor PNC with additional support from the R.C. Musson and Katharine M. Musson Charitable Foundation and the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation.
 

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