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Past Events

  • Saturday, February 13, 11:30 AM & 1 PM

    Mapping, Mandalas, Matrices, and Me

    Design a personal map with your family using watercolor paints, watercolor pencils, and inks. Led by artist Heide Miller.

    Ages 6 to 12 with accompanying adult

  • Saturday, March 12, 11:30 AM & 1 PM

    Traditional Ink / Contemporary Brush

    A collaborative brushwork activity inspired by Qiu Zhijie’s ink wall drawing, led by artist Jennie Smith.

    Ages 6 to 12 with accompanying adult

  • Saturday, April 9, 11:30 AM & 1 PM

    Make a Mini Museum

    Assemble an art exhibition from your imagination and make a mini museum, inspired by Marcel Duchamp. With artist Raphael Noz.

    Ages 6 to 12 with accompanying adult

  • Saturday, May 14, 11:30 AM & 1 PM

    Building Cities and Towns

    Explore the structure of built urban environments with 3-D paper models. With artist Jill McLennan.

    Ages 6 to 12 with accompanying adult

  • Saturday, July 9, 11:30 AM & 1 PM

    Real Rocks, Dreamy Gardens, and You

    View Chinese paintings of the natural world on view in Summer Trees Casting Shade and then create your own mixed-media landscape.

    Ages 6 to 12 with accompanying adult(s)

  • Saturday, August 13, 11:30 AM 7 1 PM

    Faraway Corners of the Galaxy

    Explore artworks that play with optical effects in this Family Fare session led by artist Beth Krebs.

    Ages 6 to 12 with accompanying adult(s)

  • Saturday, September 10, 11:30 AM-1 PM & 1-2:30 PM

    The Story of Sojourner Truth

    After a guided viewing of Sojourner Truth, Photography, and the Fight Against Slavery, make collages with artist Kaya Fortune using reproductions of historic photographs, autographs, and stamps from the Civil War period.

    Family Fare

  • Saturday, October 8, 11:30 AM-1 PM & 1-2:30 PM

    But Does It Move?

    Get inspired by the kinetic works on view in Berkeley Eye: Perspectives on the Collection, then make a hanging mobile that spins by itself with artist Claudia Tennyson

    Family Fare 

  • Saturday, November 12, 11:30 AM–1 PM & 1–2:30 PM

    Spirit Boats

    Create your own sculptural “spirit boat” from plastic water bottle pieces covered with stained paper that resembles animal skins with artist Jennifer Ewing.

    Ages 6 to 12 plus one accompanying adult

  • Saturday, December 10, 11:30 AM-1 PM & 1-2:30 PM

    Paper Scrolls Tell Stories of Boats

    Make horizontal paper scrolls stamped with stenciled silhouettes of boats seen on San Francisco Bay with artist Marcela Florez. 

    Ages 6 to 12 plus one accompanying adult