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Art On The Go!

The Rockwell believes that making and experiencing art transforms our quality of life! While many of the family-friendly stations at the Museum are currently not available as a health and safety precaution, we’re pleased to introduce no-touch activities and Art On The Go Kits, bringing Rockwell family programming into your home.

Art On The Go Take-Home Kits

These free kits can be picked up in The Museum Store! Each project, recommended for ages 5-12, connects to works by women artists in The Rockwell’s collection, and is accompanied with an easy-to-follow instructional video with the artist. Please note: Some kits have small parts.

The videos are an educational resource that is intended to extend the reach of Rockwell family programming and bring fun, arts experiences into your home. Many thanks to the local artists who designed and created these projects – Shannah Warwick, Filomena Jack and Amanda Warren. Check back over the next few weeks as we release new kits and videos.

Have you been using our kits?  Please take our survey!

Sugar Skulls & Paper Flowers

These kits can be picked up in The Museum Store for just $5 (starting October 20, while supplies last)! Each project bag includes all the materials and instructions you need to decorate a sugar skull, and make your own paper flowers. Thank you to Dinorah Peters and Gloria Harris for their support on this project.

CLICK FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO MAKE YOUR OWN PAPER FLOWER

CLICK FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO DECORATE SUGAR SKULLS


Native American Rattle

The materials to create this project are available for free in The Museum Store starting October 9, 2020 – while supplies last.

NATIVE AMERICAN RATTLE PROJECT DIRECTIONS + INFORMATION

More indigenous people’s day learning resources

Did you know that drums and rattles are the most common instruments used in Native American music? Rattles have been used throughout the world to help keep rhythm during tribal dances and ceremonies. Native American rattles date back to historic times. They were the perfect accompaniment to Native American ceremonies, which often included dancing. The rhythm the rattle helps keep during the dance is unforgettable – something that resonates to the very soul, helping make the ceremony a spiritual experience.

Take your rattle home, sit quietly alone or with friends and shake it! The music will help you clear your mind and open a doorway to a different emotional place.


Slime Squish Bag 

Pick up this free Art Kit every day starting September 9, or at Urban Arts Crawl: Artists’ Trunk Show + Family Event, 5 – 8 p.m. on Friday, September 18. First come, first served! 

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The Slime Squish project can also be completed with simple materials found around your house, or purchased at a local store.

Click for printable directions and materials list


Letter Pinwheels with Amanda Warren

Pick up this Art Kit starting August 25 – first come, first served! No admission necessary to pick up an Art Kit.

The pinwheels project can also be completed with simple materials found around your house, or purchased at a local store.
Directions for Letter Pinwheels


Coil Pottery with Filomena Jack

Pick up this Art Kit starting August 11 – first come, first served! No admission necessary to grab an Art Kit.

The Coil Pottery project can also be completed with simple materials found around your house, or purchased at a local store.
Click for printable directions and materials list


Collage Map of My Community with Shannah Warwick

Pick up this Art Kit starting July 28 at The Rockwell Museum – first come, first served!

The Collage Map of My Community project can also be completed with simple materials found around your house, or purchased at a local store.
Click for Project Directions and Materials Supply List


Beaded Flower Wand with Filomena Jack

Pick up this Art Kit starting July 15 at The Rockwell Museum – first come, first served!

The Beaded Flower Wand project can also be completed with simple materials found around your house, or purchased at a local store.
Click Here for Project Directions and Materials Supply List.


Woven Tree of Life with Shannah Warwick

Pick up this Art Kit starting July 2 at The Rockwell Museum – first come, first served!

The Woven Tree of Life project can also be completed with simple materials found around your house, or purchased at a local store.

Click Here for Project Directions and Materials Supply List.


Adventure Zines with Filomena Jack

Complete this art project with simple materials found around your house!

Click Here for Project Directions.


A System of Change with Shannah Warwick

Complete this art project with simple materials found around your house!

Click Here for Project Directions.


No-Touch Art Activities

Unfreeze the Frame by Heather van der Grinten is a new way to understand a museum collection. These videos helps young people better embody their own interpretation of artwork. Unfreeze the Frame explores the relationship between seeing and moving. Try this out next time you’re in an art museum! Remember that keeping the art safe is the most important part of unfreezing the frame.
 

 
 

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