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FAMILY DAYS

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.

SUMMER SCHEDULE


May 15 | 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Choose Your Own Adventure Family Weekend

Is your family up for an adventure? Come on down to the Museum (just drop-in, no registration necessary) and challenge yourself to scavenger hunts, gallery games, portrait puzzles, and more. Activities will be self-serve so you can go at your own pace and stay as long as you like. Adventures will be available for all ages.

June 5 | 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

The 10,000 Things Art Party

Bring the family for a celebration of the Museum’s new outdoor exhibition, The 10,000 Things by artist Jordan Wong. You’ll get a chance to see the new artworks in the garden, then make your own to take home.

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.

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.

AAM at HOME offers many types of resources

STUDIOS



Try This: Pipecleaner Prints

Pipecleaners can make an interesting repeat geometric pattern for prints. What You Need: paper, cardboard, pipecleaners, and ink Try this?

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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 draw, paint, and make your own mark. Along with the many mark-making exercises this month, this PDF offers more drawing exercises. Drawing without a Pencil When you think of drawing, you might assume you need a pencil. There are many types of drawings that don’t need a writing utensil at all. You can rip the paper with your hand. This

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Virtual Family Days: 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. Get Art: Why make your own sketchbook? Before we get to making, we might tackle the big question of the month. Project 1: Make an Accordion Book What do you need? Paper Try this? Fold your paper in even sections. That’s it. This is a simple book to make. Collection Connection: Muybridge was a photographer who explore motion by creating a

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Try This: 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?

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Try This: 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.

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GAMES



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. This game was created by staff member Tyler Stallsmith, with illustrations by staff member Maria Uhase. It was included as part of GameFest Akron 2020 to offer visitors an interactive and playful way to engage with the collection. Next time you visit the museum,

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Art Bingo

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. MuseumGames are made possible by PNC with additional support from Acme Fresh Market, the Kathy Moses Salem Philanthropic Fund of the Akron Community Foundation, The R.C. Musson

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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)

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Lee Bontecou’s Untitled

Explore Lee Bontecou’s mixed media relief sculpture from 1966 (Gift of Leo Castelli, Castelli Galleries, 1974.122). Learn More.

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Studio Hours are made possible with support from PNC, the Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation, the Alan and Janice Woll Family Fund, OMNOVA Solutions Foundation, Peg’s Foundation, Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation, Kathy Moses Salem Philanthropic Fund of the Akron Community Foundation, Charles E. and Mabel M. Richie Foundation and Mr. and Mrs. William H. Considine.

MuseumGames are made possible by PNC with additional support from Acme Fresh Market, the Kathy Moses Salem Philanthropic Fund of the Akron Community Foundation, The R.C. Musson and Katharine M. Musson Charitable Foundation, the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation, and the Charles E. and Mabel M. Ritchie Foundation.

Family Days are made possible by PNC with additional support from the Charles E. and Mabel M. Ritchie Foundation, The R.C. Musson and Katharine M. Musson Charitable Foundation, Synthomer Foundation, and The Henry V. and Frances W. Christenson Foundation as well as media support from WKSU.

Creativity Care Kits are made possible with support from PNC, the Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation, the Alan and Janice Woll Family Fund, OMNOVA Solutions Foundation, Peg’s Foundation, Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation, Kathy Moses Salem Philanthropic Fund of the Akron Community Foundation, Charles E. and Mabel M. Richie Foundation, and Mr. and Mrs. William H. Considine.