Rubin Museum of Art
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  • Today: 11 a.m - 10 p.m!

  • The museum is closed on Christmas, Thanksgiving, and New Year's Day.

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Family Art Labs

Teen Programs

Join us in a 2 hour family workshop experience where you’ll explore the galleries and create art inspired by the Museum’s collection.

Second Saturday of the month
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
 
Ages 5 and older and their adult friends  

Ticket Information

 

December  Book Art

Saturday, December 13th 2:00p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Get inspired by the intimate album leaf paintings in the exhibition, All-Knowing Buddha: A Secret Guide.  Learn a variety of bookmaking techniques and create your own pop-up book in the art studio!

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January Family Art Lab

Makar Sankranti is a Hindu harvest festival celebrated in Nepal and India.  It’s a time when colorful kites are created and flown by adults and children.  Explore art from these regions and learn more about this popular Hindu festival through a Museum exploration.  Then celebrate by making a traditional Indian kite in the art studio.

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Ticket Prices

$18 per adult/child pair; $15 for each additional child; 10% off for members. For additional adults regular museum fees apply; Free for children under 1 year.

Tickets include gallery admission and are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. All programs are subject to change. All programs begin in the Education Center located at 132 West 17th Street.

Tickets for this class tend to sell out in advance, to ensure your space we recommend purchasing tickets in advance.


Check out blog posts about our previous Family Art Labs!

The Art of Nepali Paper Making
Bead Dazzle
A Parade for Ganesh
Print, Print, Print!

Making Mountain Music

Gold Leaf Sculptures

Raja-Rani: King and Queen

Magical Masks
Tibetan Felting

Sand Mandala
Puppeteering
Green Greetings

 

Frequently Asked Questions on Family Art Labs

What is the format of a Saturday Family Art Lab?
What are the goals of Family Art Labs?
How can I prepare my kids for our visit to the Rubin Museum of Art?
Is it required that both child and adult participate in all Family Art Lab activities?
Will we be able to draw in the galleries?
What if I bring more than one child or more than one adult?

 

What is the format of a Saturday Family Art Lab?

Here's a schedule of a typical Art Lab:

2:00-2:10 p.m.: Welcome and sign-in
2:10-2:25 p.m.: Presentation on Art Lab theme
2:30-3:00 p.m.: Gallery exploration 
3:00-4:00 p.m.: Art-making 

Each month we explore a new theme.  The art-making activity will be centered on that special theme.  Your Museum Educator will guide your art-making with techniques and a brief demonstration of the project and will then let you explore a variety of art materials for making the project on your own.  Creativity is encouraged!

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What are the goals of Family Art Labs?

Our main goal is for you and your family to have a fun experience together at the Rubin Museum of Art.  Other goals include learning about something new – whether it’s Himalayan puppetry, gold-leafing, mask-making or sand mandalas!

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How can I prepare my kids for our visit to the Rubin Museum of Art?

Before your visit:

  • Talk about the museum rules with your child (NO running.  NO food or drink.  NO touching the artworks).
  • Discuss with your child the theme of the Art Lab and what they might do/see.
  • Find out what exhibitions will be open during your visit.

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Is it required that both child and adult participate in all Family Art Lab activities?

 We strongly believe that children learn best with the presence and support of a significant adult.  Your enthusiasm and participation will encourage your child to be fully engaged in the workshop.

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Will we be able to draw in the galleries?

 Yes.  ONLY pencils are allowed in the galleries (NO crayons, pens, or markers).   During the gallery exploration portion of the Art Lab, your family will be given an Activity Guide for drawing purposes and to help create a more engaging museum experience.

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What if I bring more than one child or more than one adult?

Tickets are $16 for first adult/child pair and $16 each additional child.  Additional adults are asked to pay regular museum admission fees.  Children under 1 get in free.

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