Children & Family

Art Venture Spring Break Week

Friday, April 21, 2017

10:00am - 5:00pm

Enjoy fun Spring Break activities and crafts for all ages in Art Venture, the Museum's exploratory, interactive gallery for children!

During Spring Break Week, Art Venture will have 5 new activities each day!

Our weeklong theme will focus on the American Impressionism in the Garden exhibition, currently on view at the Museum and featuring 30 Impressionist masterworks on view together for the first time ever. 

We'll offer daily guided tours and demonstrations from 2-3 pm this week as well!

Children covered by family memberships are free. All other children are $5 per child per day, and adult chaperones are free (with the exception of Saturday, April 22, when admission is free for everyone).

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Daily themes and activities include:

Wednesday, April 19 - Landscapes

  • Dot paintings
  • Torn Paper Landscape Collage
  • "How To" Draw a Landscape
  • Patterned Landscape Coloring Sheets
  • Chalk Drawing Landscapes

Thursday, April 20 - Flowers

  • Tissue Paper Flowers
  • Flower Crowns
  • Coffee Filter Flowers
  • Paper Plate Flowers
  • Thumbprint Dandelion Paintings

Friday, April 21 - Figures

  • Gesture Drawing
  • Coloring Sheets with Pastels
  • Aluminum Foil Figure Sculptures
  • Figure Collage
  • Abstract Figure Paintings

*Saturday, April 22 - Gardens 

  • Vegetable Garden Wax Resist Painting
  • Pet Rocks and Garden Markers
  • Garden Fence Sculpture
  • Drawing a Garden's Harvest
  • Model Magic Garden Gnomes

*Note that Art Venture is FREE on Saturday, April 22! Watch local artist Anne Pfeiffer create an Impressionist-style painting and get your picture taken by Exposure Roanoke between 11 am - 3 pm. Opera Roanoke will perform at 2 pm as well. 

Sunday, April 23 - Greenery

  • Leaf Rubbings
  • Paper Bag Trees
  • Paper Leaves
  • Watercolor Greenery Paintings
  • Greenery Wreaths