Artful Afternoons


Join us for an afternoon of fun and creativity. Families are welcome to drop by our art studio Sunday afternoons where they can choose from any of our four maker stations. Each station presents a challenge or question based on the afternoon’s theme.

Ages | K – 3 Grades (younger siblings are welcome)
Time | 2 – 4PM
Cost | $30 per family
Ticket | 2 Caretakers + 2 Children
Location | National Museum of American History

2:00:  Studio Opens
2:15:  Introduction to Stations
3:15: Final Admittance
4:00: Studio Closes

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Due to the federal government shutdown, we will NOT be holding classes on January 12th and 13th. Registrants are entitled to refunds and/or transfers, which will be processed once the federal government reopens.



Sunday, January 27 at 2pm

Station 1: Landscapes
Station 2: Capturing Change
Station 3: Shadows
Station 4: Pointillism

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Women Artists

Sunday, February 24 at 2pm

Station 1: Frida Kahlo – Self-portraits
Station 2: Alma Thomas – Color-field painting
Station 3: Lavinia Fontana – Detail painting
Station 4: Maya Lin – Mosaics

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Sunday, March 24 at 2pm

Station 1: Rose and Blue Paintings
Station 2: Cubist Drawings
Station 3: Crystal Cubism
Station 4: Assemblage

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Japanese Art

Sunday, April 28 at 2pm

Station 1: Ikebana – The art of flower arranging
Station 2: Yayoi Kusama
Station 3: Screens
Station 4: Woodblock Prints

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Andy Goldsworthy

Sunday, May 19 at 2pm

Station 1: Sand and Snow
Station 2: From the Earth
Station 3: Stone
Station 4: Photography

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