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KIDS ROCKWELL Art Lab

KIDS ROCKWELL Art Lab is our interactive family studio, located just around the corner from the Museum at 36 E. Market St. in Corning. 

The Art Lab is opening! In order to safely re-open, a visit to the Art Lab will look a little different.

Families will be able to explore our maker stations at your leisure. In order to keep our visitors safe, we will be limiting visitors to family and friend groups or ‘pods’. That means you’ll have the place to yourselves!  With the days getting cooler and shorter, the activity stations at the Art Lab will be new and bright for exploratory play and art-making! Plus, free WiFi makes it easy to work and play from the space at your convenience. 

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  • Located at 36 E. Market Street, Corning, NY, just around the corner from the Museum
  • Groups are limited to 15 individuals. Children must be supervised by an adult at all times
  • We are open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
  • Two time blocks are available: Morning: 9:30–noon | Afternoon: 2–4:30
  • Every visitor group must have a reservation
  • Not-Yet-Member registration for up to 15 people for a 2.5 hour time block is $50 | Member registration is $30 become a member
  • While we aren’t able to take walk-ins from The Rockwell Museum, you are welcome to visit The Rockwell as part of your day when you purchase an Art Lab reservation
  • Masks and temperature screening will be required for entry; masks must be worn throughout your visit
  • The Art Lab is not currently available for birthday parties

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All activities at the Art Lab are inspired by the art and architecture of The Rockwell Museum – that means every time you visit there’s something new to see and do! 

This fall, you’ll find activities that connect with our 2020 theme, Advancing Women. You can expect to find projects that connect to exciting special exhibitions, From the Bed to the Wall: Quilts from a Private New York Collection and Martine Gutierrez Takeover. Plus, we feature an interactive video created by a woman artist with roots in the area and lots of connections to our permanent collection!

  • Model Magic Coil Pots – Follow simple step-by-step instructions to coil a pot just like Maria Martinez! You’ll use magic markers to decorate your pot for an extra boost of magic.
  • Foil Headdresses – If you visited us back in early 2020, you might have enjoyed this fun activity but we had to bring it back for the exhibition Martine Gutierrez Takeover! Create a fun headpiece using pipe cleaners and cupcake liners.
  • Community Quilt – Modeling after the Friendship Quilt featured in From the Bed to the Wall, add your square to a community patchwork paper “quilt” that will stay on view through the end of the year, to remind us how we can stand together while staying apart.
  • Geometric Quilt Design – A quilt activity for the mathematically minded. Using the Around the World quilt pattern as inspiration, use triangles to create a symmetrical quilt design.
  • UnFreeze the Frame Video – Enjoy Heather van der Grinten’s original interactive video, filmed right in The Rockwell Museum, and practice “Unfreezing the Frame” on replica posters from the Museum’s collection.
  • Light Table – Light Table activities will change with the events of the season!
  • Book Nook – Find great books about women in art

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Custom-built furniture for the KIDS ROCKWELL Art Lab generously provided by LeChase Construction Services, LLC.

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