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Events By Tag: Drop-in Art Activities

Drop-In Art Activities: Lyrical Literature

Date: Saturday, September 6, 2014–Monday, September 29, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM–03:00 PM

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Share your stories using many different art materials this month! Stamp, roll, and illuminate as we explore literature throughout the Walters collection. Learn what it takes to be an author, journalist, and graphic designer with us every weekend in September.

Drop-In Art Activities: Elements of art

Date: Sunday, October 5, 2014–Monday, October 27, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM–03:00 PM

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Calling all artists! Is your toolkit missing some important pieces? Low on lines? Craving color? Trying for texture? You’re in luck! Walters artists and museum educators have just what you need. To fully complete your set, visit us every weekend in October as we explore the Elements of Art!

Drop-In Art Activities: The Walters Story

Date: Sunday, November 2, 2014–Sunday, November 30, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM–03:00 PM

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Meet the Walters family this month! William, Ellen, and Henry loved to collect art; what do you enjoy doing with your family? Honor the important people in your life and the city of Baltimore through assemblage, sculpture, and collage!

Special Thanksgiving Break Art Activities

Date: Friday, November 28, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM–03:00 PM

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Join us for a BONUS day of Drop-in Art activities— just because we love our Walters' friends and families! Happy Holidays! No registration required – drop-in, make, and take a fantastic piece of art home with you! Join museum educators as they help families create artful projects related to the collection, special exhibitions, and family programs. Check out our monthly themes and regular activities every Saturday & Sunday! Recommended for ages 3 and up and their families.

Drop-In Art Activities: Medieval Times

Date: Saturday, December 6, 2014–Sunday, December 28, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM–03:00 PM

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Travel back in time to experience the lives of knights and kings! Touch chain mail, design a protective shield, and arrange colors and shapes to shine in the sun. Visit our Knights Hall to play a game of chess and then design a board game of your very own in our studio!

Winter Break Activities

Date: Wednesday, December 31, 2014–Friday, January 2, 2015

Time: 10:00 AM–03:00 PM

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Come in out of the cold and make some art with us! Join us for special ArtCart appearances and winter-inspired art activities all week long.

Drop-In Art Activities: Exploration

Date: Saturday, January 3, 2015–Sunday, January 25, 2015

Time: 10:00 AM–03:00 PM

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Pack your bags, we’re going on an adventure this month! Travel by plane, train, or automobile to see all the sights in our collection. We will create important tools for our trip – a map, telescope, and passport!


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Collateral Damage: The Fate of Cultural Property during Armed Conflict

Date: 09/21/14

Time: 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

The 2003 looting of the Iraq National Museum shocked the world. But despite new efforts to save world treasures, the loss of cultural property during armed conflicts is on the rise. Corine Wegener, Smithsonian Cultural Heritage Preservation Officer, will talk about her work as a U.S. Army “Monuments Man” in Iraq. Terry Drayman-Weisser, the Walters’ Director of Conservation and Technical Research, will describe damage to Iraq’s ancient Nimrud ivories and continuing efforts to preserve Iraq’s cultural heritage. Sponsored by the Boshell Foundation.

Gallery Drawing Family Workshop: Language of Shape

Date: 09/27/14

Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

NEW! Join us for a brand-new family drawing workshop! Young artists are invited to strengthen their observational drawing skills and build their portfolios while exploring works of art in the Walters’ collection. Explore the principles and basic language of shape as we learn to simplify visual complexity. Recommended for ages 9–13 and their favorite adults.

The Art of Ancient Hairdressing

Date: 10/02/14

Time: 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

See ancient sculpture in a whole new way through the eyes of hairdressing archaeologist Janet Stephens. Find out how ancient Greeks and Romans created their elaborate and beautiful hairstyles without hairspray, bobby pins, or even shampoo!

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