Elmhurst Art Museum

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Family Programs

Celebrate the creative spirit with the whole family at EAM!

Saturday, January 25, 10:45am
SpotLight Storytime
Ages 3 – 6 with adult
Come as a family to enjoy stories and a craft featuring the beauty of light and color. Librarians from Elmhurst Public Library will share fun tales, music, and action rhymes to help celebrate EAM’s new exhibition.

Saturday February 1, 10:30am
Shadow Puppet Workshop with Artist Dana Major
All Ages with Adult
Make shadow magic! Giants from miniatures! Dark from light! Put your magic in the movies! Exhibiting artist Dana Major will guide participants to fashion shadow puppets from paper and simple construction materials. Adventuresome puppeteers can make their own shadow scenery and record 2-minute movie shorts on a shadow screen using their own devices.

Saturday February 22, 10:30am
Family Workshop with Artist Monika Wulfers
Ages 5 and up with Adult
This workshop, inspired by the artist’s own work, will keep your brain limber and your neurons firing as you explore the intersection of math and art. Learn about grids, lines, and points, and how you use number values to make a drawing.

Saturday March 8, 10:30am
Tracing Cast Shadows Workshop with Artist Paola Cabal
Age 6-12
This workshop will encourage young artists to look closely at the interaction between light and the objects it hits. Participants will use clamp lights, colored papers, and dark and light media to trace cast shadows, studying how light passes around solid objects like our bodies and through transparent materials like glass or plastic.

Friday March 21, 4:00-5:00pm
Book Party!
Grades 1-3
Come to the museum for an afternoon of books, fun, and games celebrating art. In conjunction with SpotLight, museum staff and librarians from the Elmhurst Public Library will share stories and activities about using light as a way to make art. Register with the Elmhurst Public Library (630)279-8696 starting Saturday, March 1.

Drop-in for Creative Fun

Art on the Run
Art on the Run is now available during every visit to EAM. Stop by the Art on the Run table to create a fun project based on SpotLight. Projects change often, so come back again to create something new! .


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