Family Programming

THE 3RD ANNUAL SUMMER TEEN NIGHT

The Homer High School Fellows bring community together with food, music, and creative activities that showcase the masterpiece that can be found in everyone. Activities include recreating classic PMA paintings in an interactive photo booth, tours, a raffle, button making, and more. This event is designed, planned, and promoted by teens, for teens, as part of our summer Homer High School Fellows program. 

* During this time, the museum is only open to teenagers ages 13 - 19.

August Family Day: Storytelling with Winslow Homer Works

Join us for an exciting day of storytelling and art-making when our Winslow Homer High School Fellows lead children and families on their tour of the paintings and prints by Winslow Homer, one of Maine’s most beloved artists. Take inspiration from close looking at Homer’s paintings and etchings, before drawing, writing, and coloring away to create your story! The Homer High School Fellows are a cohort of teens hired by the PMA each summer to create new opportunities for youth engagement while learning about Homer’s life and work.

July Family Day: Photography Meets Drawing

Through this special PMA Family Day about the art, craft, history, and science of photography, learn about historical chemical processes that can be used to capture and print images. Experiment with “handwork” to enhance printed photographs with pencil marks to add color, texture, and contrast. Finally, take everything you’ve learned into the exhibition Clarence H. White and His World: The Art and Craft of Photography, 1895- 1925 to see all of these amazing techniques in action.

June Family Day: Celebrate Pride!

Celebrate Pride Day at the PMA! The parade route passes right by the museum, so stop by, get inspired by the work of LGBTQIA artists, and create your own prints to wear, wave, or carry in the parade. Guest artists Elizabeth Jabar and Devon Kelley-Yurdin lead a special outdoor screen printing activity inspired by Pop Art and Katherine Bradford’s Woman Flying, encouraging participants to explore the ways in which printmaking can be a medium for social justice and liberation.