Families

PMA Family Day: Tip Top Drawing Tricks Workshop with Scott Nash

PLEASE NOTE: THE WORKSHOP WITH SCOTT NASH HAS BEEN FILLED TO CAPACITY.

Please join us for a free drawing workshop with children's book illustrator and author, Scott Nash. He will demonstrate tips and tricks of his trade, encouraging young artists to explore and embrace drawing without frustration! Be ready to laugh and draw with playful abandon. Nash will also discuss how he develops characters and he will encourage kids to create their own. Nash's workshops always fill up, so reserve your space early. Recommended for ages 6 to 13.

PMA Family Day: Personal Profiles

Silhouette art—a beautiful memento of a time and place, particularly of children—is no longer practiced the way it once was. Fortunately, the PMA has one of the few remaining practitioners of this unique art form with visiting artist Ruth Monsell. Join us for a special Family Day inspired by Model Citizens: Art and Identity in the United States, 1770-1830take a family gallery tour of the exhibition, and learn how to make your own silhouette. 

PMA Family Day: Lights for Community

You've made lots of different kinds of art at the PMA before—and now, you can even make your own lantern! Search the galleries for color, shape, and pattern inspiration, and then create a lantern using Earth-friendly and natural materials. In anticipation of the 3rd Annual Lantern Walk in Deering Oaks Park, the Friends of Deering Oaks and artist Christina Bechstein will guide participants young and old in this activity. Take your lantern home and then join the Lantern Walk on October 15, where your work will become a magical piece of temporary public art.

PMA Family Day: Sculpture and Movement with Portland Ballet Company

If your kids are like ours, chances are they love dancers, acrobats, and circus performers. The artists in A New American Sculpture, 1914-1945: Lachaise, Laurent, Nadelman, and Zorach* loved them too, and used them for inspiration and as their models, conveying a sense of movement so evocative that one can almost imagine the sculptures coming to life.

PMA Family Day: Sculpture and Nature

Ever want to come to the museum, but it’s so nice out that you wish you could combine the museum experience with the sunny weather? We understand, and that’s why we’ve invited naturalists from Maine Audubon to join us outside in our brand-new David E. Shaw and Family Sculpture Park for this special summer Family Day. Break out the sunscreen and relax outdoors, in nature and among our sculpture, while learning how to plant a butterfly-friendly garden that offers safe places for laying eggs and native plants full of nectar.

PMA Family Day: Textile Sculptures

This summer, take the time to make art with your kids—it’s something you’ll remember together, and the PMA can help. On this Family Day, come together and make a textile sculpture using a myriad of materials inspired by colors, textures, and forms in Hans Hofmann: Works on Paper. Visiting textile and installation artist Pamela Moulton will offer guidance and help you gain inspiration from the exhibition. Work collaboratively or alone, for as little or long as you like.

PMA Family Day Brunch!

Director's Circle, Contemporaries, and Family-level members* are invited to enjoy an exclusive brunch before the PMA opens to the public.

Schedule:
9 a.m. to 10 a.m.: Continental breakfast
10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.: Portrait workshop with Anne Sibley O'Brien
11:15 a.m. to 3 p.m.: PMA Family Day: Seeing Each Other with Visiting Artist Anne Sibley O'Brien

Space is limited. Reservations are required for brunch.

Portland Youth Film Festival

This film program is part of the Portland Youth Film Festival. 
Free and open to the public.
Seating is limited on a first come, first serve basis.
Registration is not required.
For more information visit portlandyouthfilmfestival.com

Portland Youth Film Festival

This film program is part of the Portland Youth Film Festival.
Free and open to the public.
Seating is limited on a first come, first serve basis.
Registration is not required.
For more information visit portlandyouthfilmfestival.com

PMA Family Day: Seeing Each Other with Visiting Artist Anne Sibley O'Brien

If you are a Director's Circle, Contemporaries, or Family-level member, join us for PMA Family Day Brunch before the museum opens to the public!
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Family Day: Seeing Each Other with Visiting Artist Anne Sibley O'Brien
Saturday, May 13
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Portrait workshop from 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.