Special Free Family Workshops for Kids

Free workshops for kids at: Discover Portsmouth, 10 Middle Street, Portsmouth NH.


Construction Paper Sculpture

“Three-Dimensional Sculptures”
Saturday, September 9, 2017, 10am-12pm

Fold it, cut it, bend it, arch it, twist it, crimp it, tear it, roll it, scrunch it, glue it. PHS Education Coordinator, Claire Spollen, guides children in creating colorful three-dimensional sculptures out of construction paper. This art activity will introduce children to abstract design and the works of one of America’s most influential modern artists, Alexander Calder (1898-1976). Children ages 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

“Family Hour with Local Sculptor Michael Stasiuk”
Sunday, September 10, 2017, 2:30-3:30pm

Michael Stasiuk, a local artist and teacher, presents his process of creating sculptures through simple joinery between found materials that are mostly wood, metal, or fiber. Stasiuk has worked with students of all ages for several years and in this interactive talk he will introduce them to his artwork. At the end of the talk, Stasiuk will take the group into the gallery for an up-close look at his artwork. This lecture is best for children ages 11 and older.

Previous Family Sculpture Workshops

“Creating Sculptures with Found Objects”
Saturday, July 8, 2017, 10am-12pm

What can you make out of a paper towel roll, an egg carton, an old toy or a broken comb? A one-of-a-kind sculpture, that’s what. PHS Education Coordinator, Claire Spollen, leads children in a hands-on activity creating sculptures out of found objects. Each completed sculpture will be painted a solid color to create a piece that has depth, balance, and strength. This activity is inspired by the work of Louise Nevelson (1899-1988), a renowned sculptor whose monochromatic artworks are bold and delicate. Children ages 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

“Wire Sculptures”
Saturday, August 12, 2017, 10am-12pm

wire sculptureGarden wire, beads, wood, and glue are the only materials needed for this crafty activity. PHS Education Coordinator, Claire Spollen, guides children in creating their very own wire-and-bead works of art. Wire sculptures introduce children to the art concept of line and space. Once completed, the sculpture will look beautiful in your home and it can be manipulated over and over. Younger visitors will work with pipe cleaners and beads to create their wire sculptures. This project is inspired by Ana Dziengel of BabbleDabbleDo.com. Children ages 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. We would like to thank Ricci Lumber for donating materials for this project.



For more information, call 603-436-8433

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