The Walters Art Museum


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Walk, Wonder & Create Tours

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Free, pre-registration required 
Third Saturdays, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. (choose one)
Recommended for ages 6-8.  One guardian per two children required.
Graduated from our pre-k program?  Join the big kids and their adults for our popular Walk, Wonder, and Create family tours! For ages 6 and up, this 45-minute experience allows families to enjoy an interactive tour of the Walters’ collection and create artwork that relates to the theme of the tour.
Miss the tour? Grab an expert! Our educators are standing by to take you to their favorite object.


NEW! Gallery Drawing Family Workshops

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Members: $20 per child; Non-members: $30 per child, pre registration required

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. Understand the principles and basic language of shape as we learn to simplify visual complexity.

Upcoming Gallery Drawing Family Workshops


Gallery Drawing Family Workshop: Gesture Drawing

Saturday, October 25, 2014
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. Let go of preconceived notions of drawing and find freedom in line, expression, and mark-making. Recommended for ages 9–13 and their favorite adults.

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Gallery Drawing Family Workshop: Contour and Continuous Drawing

Saturday, November 22, 2014
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. Transition from flat to three-dimensional representations using the techniques of contour drawing. Recommended for ages 9–13 and their favorite adults.

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Gallery Drawing Family Workshop: Seeing Pattern

Sunday, December 21, 2014
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. Use rhythm, texture, and shape to expand visual language and find personal form and means of expression. Recommended for ages 9–13 and their favorite adults.

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Upcoming Walk, Wonder, and Create Tours


Walk, Wonder, and Create Family Tours: Tell Your Tale (Afternoon Session)

Saturday, September 20, 2014
01:00 PM – 02:00 PM

One look is worth a thousand words! Check-out our encyclopedic collection to learn more about art as the original form of storytelling. Strengthen your art-reading skills as we travel back in time to explore reading, writing, and narratives. Consider the universal language of art as inspiration for personally meaningful manuscripts! For children ages 6–8 and their favorite adults.

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Walk, Wonder, and Create Family Tours: Tell Your Tale (Morning Session)

Saturday, September 20, 2014
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

One look is worth a thousand words! Check-out our encyclopedic collection to learn more about art as the original form of storytelling. Strengthen your art-reading skills as we travel back in time to explore reading, writing, and narratives. Consider the universal language of art as inspiration for personally meaningful manuscripts! For children ages 6–8 and their favorite adults.

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Walk, Wonder, and Create Family Tours: The Artist's Studio (Afternoon Session)

Sunday, October 19, 2014
01:00 PM – 02:00 PM

Straight lines, curved lines, thick lines too! Meander through our collection in search of dashes, marks, and bands. Are you drawn to the rounded line of a circle, the sharp lines of a triangle, or perhaps the angled lines of a rhombus? Work collaboratively to discover, identify, and organize the elements of art throughout the museum. For children ages 6–8 and their favorite adults.

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Walk, Wonder, and Create Family Tours: The Artist's Studio (Morning Session)

Sunday, October 19, 2014
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Straight lines, curved lines, thick lines too! Meander through our collection in search of dashes, marks, and bands. Are you drawn to the rounded line of a circle, the sharp lines of a triangle, or perhaps the angled lines of a rhombus? Work collaboratively to discover, identify, and organize the elements of art throughout the museum. For children ages 6–8 and their favorite adults.

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Walk, Wonder, and Create Family Tours: Meet William and Henry Walters (Morning Session)

Saturday, November 15, 2014
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

William and Henry Walters invite you on a private tour of their global galleries. Journey alongside this influential family that built a diverse and expansive collection of artwork later gifted to the people of Baltimore City. Let the Walters family inspire you to create original, collaborative masterpieces with your family. For children ages 6–8 and their favorite adults.

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Walk, Wonder, and Create Family Tours: Meet William and Henry Walters (Afternoon Session)

Saturday, November 15, 2014
01:00 PM – 02:00 PM

William and Henry Walters invite you on a private tour of their global galleries. Journey alongside this influential family that built a diverse and expansive collection of artwork later gifted to the people of Baltimore City. Let the Walters family inspire you to create original, collaborative masterpieces with your family. For children ages 6–8 and their favorite adults.

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Walk, Wonder, and Create Family Tours: Nobles & Kings (Morning Session)

Saturday, December 20, 2014
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Lords and ladies, come hither! Wander through our medieval galleries in search of merchants, knights, and fantastical creatures. Imagine yourself as noble men and women living in the Middle Ages. Artisans, travel into our studio to design a game for the entertainment of the royal court. For children ages 6–8 and their favorite adults.

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Walk, Wonder, and Create Family Tours: Nobles & Kings (Afternoon Session)

Saturday, December 20, 2014
01:00 PM – 02:00 PM

Lords and ladies, come hither! Wander through our medieval galleries in search of merchants, knights, and fantastical creatures. Imagine yourself as noble men and women living in the Middle Ages. Artisans, travel into our studio to design a game for the entertainment of the royal court. For children ages 6–8 and their favorite adults.

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Walk, Wonder, and Create Family Tours: Take Flight (Morning Session)

Sunday, January 18, 2015
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Sail the high seas, ride the tracks, and hit the road during this month’s celebration of new adventures. Travel the world to discover centuries of distinctive art created by diverse cultures. Make the Walters your destination for globally inspired art. For children ages 6–8 and their favorite adults.

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Walk, Wonder, and Create Family Tours: Take Flight (Afternoon Session)

Sunday, January 18, 2015
01:00 PM – 02:00 PM

Sail the high seas, ride the tracks, and hit the road during this month’s celebration of new adventures. Travel the world to discover centuries of distinctive art created by diverse cultures. Make the Walters your destination for globally inspired art. For children ages 6–8 and their favorite adults.

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