Family Saturday: Splendid Serpents is on 7/8 at the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery (815 N Broadway, Saratoga Springs) from 2-3:30. Participants will look at the group of Serpent Drawings in the exhibition If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day: Collections of Claude Simard, then create their own fantastic serpents out of curly chenille, colored bubble wrap, pipe cleaners, beads and more.
Family Saturdays foster multigenerational creative cooperation through looking at artwork, discussing it, and engaging in a hands-on art activity. Most programs run from 2:00 - 3:30 pm and include a tour of a specific exhibition.
All programs are free and open to the public, and suitable for children ages 5 and older, accompanied by their adult companions. Materials are provided. Reservations are required call 518-580-8080.
Family Saturdays Summer Schedule
July 15 – 4TH ANNUAL FRANCES DAY!
Enjoy food, music, tours, and art-making from Noon-4 pm.
No registration is required for this event!
Build a Better World: After looking at Nick Cave’s Soundsuit in the exhibition: If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day: Collections of Claude Simard, each participant will create a 3-D sculptural collage using world maps as our building material. While we will have some posterboard, tape, and glue for bases and connecting, the main art supplies will be world and other maps, ready to cut and construct.
Make your memories of the day last with our very special Photo Booth!
Make a button or two to wear and share.
And check out our printing station, too.
July 22 – Wacky Wagons
We will look at and discuss Phil Frost’s sculpture of a wagon in the exhibition: If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day: Collections of Claude Simard, then make wagons out of cardboard, markers, spools, and even use wite-out as paint, just as Phil Frost did on his.
July 29 – Cabinets of Curiosity
We will look at David Ireland’s playful cabinet of curiosity, Spanish Corner Cabinet, in the exhibition: If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day: Collections of Claude Simard. Ireland includes ice cream dishes, colored rectangles, a spool of wire and other unusual objects inside his wooden cabinet. We will build ours from cardboard boxes, then add little trinkets we make out of various materials to put on our shelves.
August 5 – Make an Audio Cassette Cover
We will spend time in the elevator, listening to Up = Out: A Sun Ra Mixtape. We will check out the tape-mixing station in the elevator, then make colorful cassette covers for what could be our ideal tape mix.
August 12 – Make a Flag
We will look at the brightly-colored and varied Asafo flags from Ghana in the exhibition: If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day: Collections of Claude Simard, then make flags out of felt using images of people and animals together.
August 19 – Beads, Beads, Beads
We will look at the gorgeous necklaces from Nagaland State in India in the exhibition: If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day: Collections of Claude Simard. After discussing the colors and designs, we will make necklaces, bracelets, belts, and other accessories out of pipe cleaners, beads, buttons, and more.