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KIDS ROCKWELL Art Lab is open Thursday - Monday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., and closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Plan your visit

Summer Explorers | Upcycled Wearable Art

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location: The Rockwell Museum

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Open to the public | Included with Museum admission
No registration required | Suggested ages 5 to 12

10 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Drop in anytime
1 – 3 p.m. | Drop in anytime

Weekly Project: Upcycled Wearable Art

Turn everyday materials into colorful, wearable art! Make your choice of a medallion or a wrist cuff/ bracelet. Create patterns and designs inspired by the Native American beadwork objects in The Rockwell’s collection. People wear objects that display their heritage because they are proud of their identity and where they are from. Make something wearable with a design element that represents your identity.

What is Summer Explorers?

Drop-in hero-themed projects and gallery activities encourage families to engage with art! Our Summer Explorers self-guided summer program is designed for families and children ages 5 – 12. Drop in anytime to explore the Museum galleries. Participate in artmaking workshops, games and activities all connected to the theme of heroes.

  • Artmaking workshops with Rockwell Educators will be available to family visitors at the KIDS ROCKWELL Art Lab. The hero-themed projects will encourage families to experiment with different media to make their own art inspired by the art on view.
  • Spy, Think, Ponder art card sets highlight works of art in The Rockwell’s collection, tied to the weekly theme. The art cards incorporate youth-friendly language and fun prompts to engage your child’s imagination. Families will be exposed to using Visual Thinking Strategies in their museum experience by looking, making observations, thinking about what they see and wondering more about the topics presented.
  • Art Hunts are a great way to search the Museum galleries and find details in the artwork.
  • Simple gallery games available on the Art Cart in the galleries will stimulate self-guided exploration with loved ones to foster art appreciation and museum exploration.

Plus! Join us from 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. for a fun guided tour of art at the Museum connected to each weekly theme! Come to the Admissions desk at 11:25 a.m. to meet your tour guide.

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Upcoming Events

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GlassFest: Free Art Lab Admission

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. | We're offering free admission to KIDS ROCKWELL Art Lab Friday, May 24 - Sunday, May 26, 9 a.m. - 5 p

SOLD OUT: Member Appreciation Event Featuring Artist William Wegman

5:30 - 7:30 p.m. | Join the waitlist. Advanced registration required by 5 p.m. on May 28 

Celebrate Pride with The Rockwell

9 a.m. - 7 p.m. | Celebrate the LGBTQ+ community by engaging with art and special activities!