FREE FAMILY DAYS
Find inspiration in the natural environment and sculptures for a variety of art projects and activities! Laumeier's Free Family Days encourage observation, imagination, curiosity and creativity. Families explore new media and concepts together and find inspiration in Laumeier’s artworks and the natural environment. Activities are designed to be simple enough for ages 4 and up to enjoy, yet complex enough that more experienced young artists can take their projects to the next level.
Supported by Karen and Mont Levy and a grant from the Windgate Foundation.
All Ages / Select Second Sundays, February–October / 2:00–4:00 p.m.
Kranzberg Education Lab / FREE
October 14: Sculptures in Spectrum
Laumeier’s surroundings are always changing which means we see the sculptures differently each day! Work alongside our 2018 Fall Visiting Artist, Andrea Coates, in various activities as you think about color in a new way. Make sure to visit David Hutson’s new neon installation, When I Rise, 2018, as you explore how colors work differently throughout the Park’s art and landscape.
August 12: Fluid + Framed
Escape the summer heat and create art that is all about water! Discover how artists use different liquids as a medium to disperse color across their canvas. Create sea creature sculptures using colorful materials while learning about our important relationship with the environment. Then, head outside for a paper making activity that uses invasive bush honeysuckle for the paper pulp!
June 10: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
A short time spent at Laumeier Sculpture Park can create a lifetime of memories! Use natural materials to construct artworks that change over time. Participate in activities that focus on kinetic, ephemeral and land art. Spend time with our 2018 Visiting Artist, José Guadalupe Garza, in an interactive installation involving light, color and water!
April 8: Beyond Words
Design, rhyme and let your creative expression take flight! Explore visual storytelling through Laumeier's new exhibition, Farid Rasulov: 1001 Skewers, and collaborate with our 2018 In-Residence Poet: Stefene Russell. Then, build a kite to fly alongside your favorite sculptures in the Park!
FEBRUARY 11: SCULPTURES IN VOGUE
Draw inspiration from the patterns found indoors and out! Visit Laumeier Sculpture Park's 2017 Kranzberg Exhibition Series, Yvonne Osei: Tailored Landscapes, inside the Aronson Fine Arts Center. Then, head over to the Kranzberg Education Lab to participate in a variety of artmaking activities for the chance to win a free Laumeier Membership or registration for an upcoming Family Program!