The Walters Art Museum


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Drop-In Art Activities

Every Saturday and Sunday! No registration required – drop-in, make, and take a fantastic piece of art home with you!

Create innovative and artistic projects as a family each weekend. Join museum educators in the studios of the Family Art Center as they help families create artwork related to themes with our collection and  special exhibitions. Check out our monthly themes and visit often!

Drop-in Art is FREE and open from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Upcoming Events


Drop-In Art Activities: Elements of Art

Sunday, October 05, 2014
10:00 AM–03:00 PM

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!

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Drop-In Art Activities: The Walters Story

Sunday, November 02, 2014
10:00 AM–03:00 PM

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!

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Special Thanksgiving Break Art Activities

Friday, November 28, 2014
10:00 AM–03:00 PM

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.

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Drop-in Art Activities: Medieval Times

Saturday, December 06, 2014
10:00 AM–03:00 PM

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!

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Winter Break Activities

Wednesday, December 31, 2014
10:00 AM–03:00 PM

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.

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Drop-in Art Activities: Exploration

Saturday, January 03, 2015
10:00 AM–03:00 PM

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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Meaningful Monuments Drop-in Art Activities

Saturday, January 31, 2015
10:00 AM–03:00 PM

We’re celebrating love this month, so grab a loved one’s hand and join us as we explore a theme that artists have used as inspiration throughout history! Build a monument for someone you love, write love-filled letters, and create a special box to keep items you love safe.

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Lovely Letters Drop-in Art Activities

Saturday, February 14, 2015
10:00 AM–03:00 PM

We’re celebrating love this month, so grab a loved one’s hand and join us as we explore a theme that artists have used as inspiration throughout history! Build a monument for someone you love, write love-filled letters, and create a special box to keep items you love safe.

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Painted Family Portraits Drop-in Art Activities

Saturday, February 21, 2015
10:00 AM–03:00 PM

We’re celebrating love this month, so grab a loved one’s hand and join us as we explore a theme that artists have used as inspiration throughout history! Build a monument for someone you love, write love-filled letters, and create a special box to keep items you love safe.

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Treasure Boxes Drop-in Art Activities

Saturday, February 28, 2015
10:00 AM–03:00 PM

We’re celebrating love this month, so grab a loved one’s hand and join us as we explore a theme that artists have used as inspiration throughout history! Build a monument for someone you love, write love-filled letters, and create a special box to keep items you love safe.

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Wonderful Watercolors Drop-in Art Activities

Saturday, March 07, 2015
10:00 AM–03:00 PM

The Walters family collected art from around the world. Create your own watercolor paintings, silks, and more! By the end of the month, you’ll have the beginnings of your very own gallery.

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Swirling Silk Prints Drop-in Art Activities

Saturday, March 14, 2015
10:00 AM–03:00 PM

The Walters family collected art from around the world. Create your own watercolor paintings, silks, and more! By the end of the month, you’ll have the beginnings of your very own gallery.

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Famous Figurines Drop-in Art Activities

Sunday, March 22, 2015
10:00 AM–03:00 PM

The Walters family collected art from around the world. Create your own watercolor paintings, silks, and more! By the end of the month, you’ll have the beginnings of your very own gallery.

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Masked Marvels Drop-in Art Activities

Saturday, March 28, 2015
10:00 AM–03:00 PM

The Walters family collected art from around the world. Create your own watercolor paintings, silks, and more! By the end of the month, you’ll have the beginnings of your very own gallery.

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Dot, dot, dot… Landscape! Drop-in Art Activities

Saturday, April 04, 2015
10:00 AM–03:00 PM

Bring the outside in at the Walters. This month we're letting nature inspire us. We'll investigate how artists painted impressionist landscapes and use natural materials to create sculptures and collages. Happy Spring!

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Pressed Plants Drop-in Art Activities

Saturday, April 11, 2015
10:00 AM–03:00 PM

Bring the outside in at the Walters. This month we're letting nature inspire us. We'll investigate how artists painted impressionist landscapes and use natural materials to create sculptures and collages. Happy Spring!

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Clay Creations Drop-in Art Activities

Sunday, April 19, 2015
10:00 AM–03:00 PM

Bring the outside in at the Walters. This month we're letting nature inspire us. We'll investigate how artists painted impressionist landscapes and use natural materials to create sculptures and collages. Happy Spring!

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Nature Collages Drop-in Art Activities

Saturday, April 25, 2015
10:00 AM–03:00 PM

Bring the outside in at the Walters. This month we're letting nature inspire us. We'll investigate how artists painted impressionist landscapes and use natural materials to create sculptures and collages. Happy Spring!

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Shiny Relief Drop-in Art Activities

Saturday, May 02, 2015
10:00 AM–03:00 PM

It’s time to put on your 3-D thinking cap and build, carve, and assemble. Visit us each weekend in May as we use foil, clay, paper, and everyday objects to make sculptures big and small.

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Upcycled Sculptures Drop-in Art Activities

Saturday, May 09, 2015
10:00 AM–03:00 PM

It’s time to put on your 3-D thinking cap and build, carve, and assemble. Visit us each weekend in May as we use foil, clay, paper, and everyday objects to make sculptures big and small.

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Build a Bust Drop-in Art Activities

Saturday, May 16, 2015
10:00 AM–03:00 PM

It’s time to put on your 3-D thinking cap and build, carve, and assemble. Visit us each weekend in May as we use foil, clay, paper, and everyday objects to make sculptures big and small.

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Broken Amphorae Drop-in Art Activities

Saturday, May 23, 2015
10:00 AM–03:00 PM

It’s time to put on your 3-D thinking cap and build, carve, and assemble. Visit us each weekend in May as we use foil, clay, paper, and everyday objects to make sculptures big and small.

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Foil Figures Drop-in Art Activities

Saturday, May 30, 2015
10:00 AM–03:00 PM

It’s time to put on your 3-D thinking cap and build, carve, and assemble. Visit us each weekend in May as we use foil, clay, paper, and everyday objects to make sculptures big and small.

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