Ken Tisa's "Looking at the Sun," 1987, will be the basis for a Family Saturday art-making project on Dec. 5. Tang Teaching Museum photograph by Arthur Evans.
Family Saturdays at the Tang!
October 17 – December 19, 2015
The Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College is celebrating it's 15th anniversary this fall, and will be presenting a series of nine Family Saturday programs to accompany the work in our exhibitions, Affinity Atlas; Machine Project: The Platinum Collection (Live by Special Request); and Energy Field.
Held on Saturdays from October 17 through December 19 (except November 28), the programs include a hands-on art activity following a brief tour of one of the exhibitions, with all materials provided.
The programs run from 2:00 – 3:30 PM (except where noted on Oct. 17), and are free and open to the public. Suitable for children age 5 and up along with their adult companions, the Family Saturday programs are fun and educational.
Reservations are highly encouraged as space is limited and the programs are very popular. You may sign up for each program up to one week in advance.
For additional information and reservations, please call the Tang’s Visitor Service Desk at 580-8080.
Oct. 17: Collages that look back at you!
Family Celebration Weekend and Tang 15th Anniversary Drop In activity!
Come any time between noon and 1:30 pm. Inspired by Ken Tisa’s hanging artwork Looking at the Sun in the exhibition Affinity Atlas, made from sequins, beads, fabric, and thread, we will create collages on black backgrounds using sequins, rhinestones, beads, googly eyes and more. No reservations required for this program.
Oct. 24: Cacophonous Cup Creatures
After looking at Nick Cave’s Soundsuit in Affinity Atlas, made from twigs, wire, a woven basket, and more, we will make sculptures using cups and wooden sticks that will make noise when we shake them.
Oct. 31: Creepy Double Exposure Portraits
After looking at Sebastiaan Bremer’s hand-carved photograph Glaucon Two in Affinity Atlas, we will make an image of a face that has another image over it like a double exposure.
Nov. 7: Fuzzy Furniture
We will explore, discuss, and get comfy in Liz Collins’ artistic custom furniture installation Energy Field on the mezzanine, then make small furniture inspired by hers, using yarn, pot-holder looms, and more.
Nov. 14: Drama Dioramas
After checking out the dioramas embedded in the walls in Machine Project — The Platinum Collection (Live by Special Request), we will make shoe-box dioramas of theatres.
Nov. 21: 13th Annual Potato Turkey Festival!
Come to our 13th Annual Make-a-Turkey-Out-of-a-Potato Festival! We will make holiday centerpieces out of potatoes, pipe-cleaners, feathers, and beads. Create a fantastic bird sculpture to decorate your table! You can register for this one anytime!
No limit, but advance registration is encouraged.
Nov. 28: No Program This Week
Dec. 5: Collages that look back at you!
After looking at and discussing Ken Tisa’s hanging artwork Looking at the Sun in the exhibition Affinity Atlas, made from sequins, beads, fabric, and thread, we will create collages on black backgrounds using sequins, rhinestones, beads, googly eyes and more.
Dec. 12: Sock Puppets
We will make sock puppets, then perform them on the Machine Project — The Platinum Collection (Live by Special Request) stage in the gallery. Start practicing your funny voices now!
Dec. 19: Shiny Objects
After looking at Michelle Grabner and Brad Killam’s huge hanging artwork Oyster #5 in Affinity Atlas, made from metal trash cans and paintings, we will make circular collages out of foil, foil baking pans, paper plates, patterned paper and more, then attach string to hang them.