In person Family Days are back! Join us for socially distanced, live Family Days all summer. We have games, studio projects, and family-friendly videos about art.
July 18 | 2:00 pm
Outdoor Family Concert
Put on your dancing shoes and sing along to some tunes at this concert designed just for families. Watch the performance on the big stage, then try your hand at creating DIY musical instruments and join in.
August 15 | 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Neighborhood Garden Party
Have some fun while showing your hometown pride. We’ll welcome area artists and performers for this locally sourced extravaganza. There will be something for every member of the family to do, play, watch, and create.
#TryThis: Pipecleaner Prints
Pipecleaners can make an interesting repeat geometric pattern for prints. What You Need: paper, cardboard, pipecleaners, and ink Try this?
Virtual Family Day: Mark-Making
Everyone wants to make their mark on life. Learning to express yourself on paper is one way to do just that. Explore many ways to make your own mark
Virtual Family Day: Bookmaking Bonanza
Try your hand at making simple books and book-related objects. This month we have bookmaking tutorials plus some options for turning out artful bookmarks.
#TryThis: Vinyl Decal Callograph
Vinyl is durable and easy to cut. It makes for an easy way to do repetitive patterns. What You Need cardboard, vinyl, ink, a roller, paper Try this?
#TryThis: Drawing Tools
Drawing from life is easiest with items at hand, like drawing utensils. What You Need paper and writing utensils Try This? Take your time to draw something at hand. Try it over and over.
Doodlebug: An Interactive Game
Following along on a tour through the Akron Art Museum with Doodlebug, the art loving bug. During your visit, you’ll get the chance to meet four different paintings from the Museum’s collection and ask them questions about themselves and their makers.
Wandering around museum galleries can be relaxing and recharging. But sometimes, you might want to add a level of play. This simple Bingo card invites you to look close and enjoy the surprises. Play with a friend or against a family member. Print this card to bring with you or to use why you explore the online galleries.
FAMILY-FRIENDLY RESOURCES ABOUT ART
George G. Adomeit’s First Snow
Stay warm while you explore this snowy scene from home by George Gustav Adomeit, (Memel, Germany, 1879 – 1967, Cleveland, Ohio). First Snow from 1933 is a Linocut on paper (Gift of Dr. Roy G. Pearce, 1947.8)
Lee Bontecou’s Untitled
Explore Lee Bontecou’s mixed media relief sculpture from 1966 (Gift of Leo Castelli, Castelli Galleries, 1974.122).
CREATIVITY CARE KITS
Explore projects that use materials from the kits as well as supplies you may have around the house – also available on our YouTube page. Share the projects you make by tagging @akronartmuseum on social media.