Families

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.

April School Vacation Week Family Program

April 16-20, 2018
Drop-in between 10 a.m. and noon

Free for ages 21 and under

April School Vacation Week Family Program

April 16-20, 2018
Drop-in between 10 a.m. and noon

Free for ages 21 and under

April School Vacation Week Family Program

April 16-20, 2018
Drop-in between 10 a.m. and noon

Free for ages 21 and under

April School Vacation Week Family Program

April 16-20, 2018
Drop-in between 10 a.m. and noon

Free for ages 21 and under

April School Vacation Week Family Program

April 16-20, 2018
Drop-in between 10 a.m. and noon
Free for ages 21 and under

PMA Family Program: Painted and Cut Collages

Drop-in between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Free for ages 21 and under

PMA Biennial artist Jenny McGee Dougherty leads families in a hands-on project inspired by her colorful and graphic mural Debris. She will demonstrate different techniques for arranging cut-out textures and colors using various 2-D materials, and will be on hand to answer questions about the process behind her mural.

PMA Family Program: Stormy Seascapes

Drop-in between noon and 3 p.m.
Free for ages 21 and under and families of Youth Art Month exhibition participants