Fun Alert: Family-Friendly Events and Classes at the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts
The Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts has a calendar full of family-friendly activities perfect for a creative moment with your kids.
ArtStart takes storytime to the next level by offering young art patrons a combination of storytelling, art looking and making. This month, the AMFA program will offer a lively reading of Eric Carle’s “A House for Hermit Crab” while taking a closer look at Judy Onofrio’s sculpture “Just Pretending.”
When: Feb. 17 | 10 a.m. Where: Virtual | Registration is required, get started here Best ages: 2 & up Cost: Free
Winter Lights Around the World
This fest will start with an exciting virtual tour of AMFA. Then, explore your artistic and dramatic sides with activities focusing on light and shadow, like creating a shadow play and making a paper lantern. Cozy Touch: Supplies and instruction for projects and activities available for pick up in exchange for warm hats and socks to bring some warmth and light to those in need.
When: Feb. 27 | 10 a.m. Where: Virtual | Register by Feb. 19 here Cost: Free
Arts on the Lawn
Each Saturday in March, AMFA puppeteers and artists will travel to parks to create engaging mini pop-up performances. These brief performances will be unique to each location as the puppeteers develop new storylines and build on reactions and ideas from the previous locations.
When: Saturdays in March | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost: Free, no registration required
Mar. 6 | Allsop Park - 3700 Cedar Hill Road, Little Rock
Mar. 13 | Riverfront Park - 400 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
Mar. 20 | Murray Park - 5900 Rebsamen Park Road, Little Rock
Mar. 27 | CALS Hillary Rodham Clinton Children’s Library - 4800 W. 10th St., Little Rock
Upcoming Youth Courses
Virtual Adventure in Art & Drama (Grades K-2)
This sampler course will introduce ceramics, painting, acting and singing. All required materials supplied.
When: Feb. 20-March 13 | Saturdays, 10-10:45 a.m. Where: Virtual | Register here by Feb. 12 Grades: K-2, all skill levels Cost: $50/child
Virtual Adventure in Art & Drama (Grades 3-5)
This introductory class explores visual and dramatic arts. All required materials supplied.
When: Feb. 20-March 13 | Saturdays, 11 a.m.-noon Where: Virtual | Register here by Feb. 12 Grades: 3-5, all skill levels Cost: $50/child
Youth Art School Studio Sampler (Grades 6-8)
Join this Studio Sampler for a taste of what the Art School has to offer. All required supplies provided.
When: Feb. 20 – March 13 | Saturdays, 1-2 p.m. Where: Virtual | Register here by Feb. 12 Grades: 6-8, all skill levels Cost: $50/child
Upcoming Youth Camps
Color Me Crazy! Virtual Spring Break Program
Your creative kid can explore the world of color over break! Each day, students will develop artmaking techniques through hands-on creating and build confidence through theater exercises.
When: Mar. 22-26 | 1-2 p.m. Where: Virtual event | Register here by Mar. 12 Grades: 1-5 Cost: $65/student