Viva! Children's Workshops


Viva! Summer Children’s Workshops (Ages 6-12)

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July 1–August 20 • Thursday–Saturday • 12:30– 3 p.m.

Your child aged 6 to 12 can dive in and experience art and culture up close this summer by exploring Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, the traveling Smithsonian exhibition here at the Museum. Each session includes a gallery tour and hands-on art project, and each week we'll explore a different theme.

Themes by week:
Week 1: Then and Now

View Latino American history and American identity from the perspectives of different artists.

Week 2: Migrating through History
See how some artists use layered or dreamlike imagery to explore themes of displacement, exile, and hope.

Week 3: Visual Boom
Try your hand at graphic design and printmaking, thriving modes of Latino artistic and activist expression.

Week 4: Moment of Truth
Find out how words and images can mean more than meets the eye.

Week 5: Street Life
Discover how artists transform the cities in which they live, and learn how you can make your mark on your own community!

Week 6: POP!
Explore how some artists in Our America put everyday objects or cultural traditions into a new context.

Week 7: What is Normal?
Beyond straight forward portraits, learn how artworks in Our America reflect on and react to cultural stereotypes.

Week 8: We Interrupt This Message
Investigate mass culture around the mid-twentieth century, and see how it impacted artists at the time.

Adults enter free with the purchase of a child’s Viva! pass: $5 members, $10 nonmembers per class. Kidspass allows admission to all workshops: $35 members, $50 nonmembers. Preregistration recommended: 610-432-4333 ext. 138.

Viva! has been supported by a generous grant from the Art Museum Auxiliary.