Museum Studios

This program will be offered through a take-home Art Kits through June. Art Kits include reproductions of VBMA artworks with looking questions and some background information about each artist and image, and a related art project with supplies necessary to complete the project.

FREE Museum Studios art kits can be picked up between 10am-1pm at the VBMA on the last Saturday of the month. Reservation are strongly recommended.
To reserve your art kit, click the Register buttons below or contact Denise Giannino, Public Programs Manager: dgiannino@vbmuseum.org. A limited number of art kits will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for those who have not reserved in advance. 

MUSEUM STUDIOS NEWS

Museum Studios welcomes families back to onsite* programming in July. Join a docent-led mini-tour of the galleries, followed by art-making in the Museum Art School studios. A take-home version of the art activity will be available.

*All onsite programs will adhere to safety protocols as recommended by the CDC. All participants must have their temperature taken when entering the Museum/Museum Art School. Masks must be worn at all times while in the Museum/studios and social distancing measures will be enforced.

Saturday, May 29 | Pick up 10am-1pm | FREE
All Wrapped Up!

Explore artworks in the exhibition A Tribute to Christo and Jeanne-Claude: The Tom Golden Collection and create your own related artwork.

Register

Saturday, June 26 | Pick up 10am-1pm | FREE
Music to Your Ears and Eyes

Learn about musical and music-themed artworks from the VBMA’s collection and create your own melodic art project.

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Saturday, July 31 | 10am-1pm, Galleries & Studios | FREE
Summer Travel

Explore artworks on the theme of travel from the VBMA’s collection and create your own travel-themed project in the Museum Art School studios.

Drop in, No registration required.
Limited quantities of Art Kits will be available for art making at home.

Saturday, August 28 | 10am-1pm, Galleries & Studios | FREE
Singing in the Rain

Twirl along with umbrellas in artworks from the exhibition A Tribute to Christo and Jeanne Claude: The Tom Golden Collection and make your own related project in the Museum Art School studios.

Drop in, No registration required.
Limited quantities of Art Kits will be available for art making at home.

Saturday, September 25 | 10am-1pm, Galleries & Studios | FREE
Practice and Process

Learning about drawings and prints as part of artists’ process of making sculpture in the VBMA’s collection. Make your own related artwork with art supplies in the Museum Art School studios.

Drop in, No registration required.
Limited quantities of Art Kits will be available for art making at home.

May Art Kit includes: looking guide, one wooden toy, paint palette, paint brush, crepe paper, and twisteez.

Jean Claude Rigaud, Musical Instrument, 1996, Laquered steel, Gift of David Miller, 2002.025

Christo, The Umbrellas, Joint Project for Japan and USA, 1991 (YELLOW). Collage with pencil, yellow enamel paint, photograph by Wolfgang Volz, crayon, charcoal, ballpoint pen, and tape, 14 x 11 inches. The Tom Golden Collection, The Museum of Sonoma County, Santa Rosa, CA, 2001.51.8