Danforth Art invites families to learn and play together at special programs and free days. Begin your visit exploring works of art through hands-on activities with our Teen and Adult Docents in the Children’s Gallery and other exhibits. Next, visit the studios to create art of your own inspired by what you saw in the galleries. Different projects are offered each month in a variety of media, such as paint, charcoal, collage, and found objects.
FREE for children and their accompanying adults. Please register in the lobby on the day of the program.
Special Thanks to Mutual One Bank Charitable Foundation and Impact Framingham.
Inspired by the portraits on view.
Activities include: Watercolor Still Life, Cardboard Relief Sculpture, Recreate a Still Life in 3D, Story Time reading of Let’s Make Rabbits by Leo Lionni, and an Eye-Spy game.
Focusing on materials and methods.
Activities include: Newspaper Sculpture, Water Resist Painting, Mixed Media Collage, Story Time reading of What Do You Do With an Idea? by Kobi Yamada, B-I-N-G-O.
Focused on narrative in art.
Activities include: Create a Mobile, Pastel Bird Drawings, and Paper Planes inspired by the book Flight School by Lita Judge, Make Your Own Picture Book!, and Story Time reading of Flight School by Lita Judge.