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Date(s) - 07/27/2022
9:00 am - 12:30 pm

The Rockwell Museum


KIDS ROCKWELL Summer Explorers | Week 4: Music and Movement

Wednesday, July 27, 2022
9:30 am – 12:30 pm


Explore the Museum galleries and engage with art!

Open to the public | Included with Museum admission
Suggested ages 5 to 12

Drop in anytime to participate in art-making workshops, self-guided gallery games and activities all connected to weekly themes about what sparks our imagination and inspires us to create art.

Combine collage and percussion to make musical instruments that can be played two different ways! Choose between a long skinny tube for a kazoo-bell shaker, or a short wide tube for a finger drum- guitar. Depending on how you play it, each instrument will make two different sounds. Inspired by the mixed-media collage, Hey! (The Langston Hughes Series) by Benny Andrews, choose an assortment of materials to create your own instrument. The Andrews artwork depicts a person playing the piano with passion. What types of sounds and music do you like? Experiment with sound and select materials such as colored paper, pompoms, feathers, and pipe cleaners to match the way you feel when you hear your instrument. Leave with a unique instrument that will move you to tap your toes.

The Summer Explorers program includes…

  • Spy, Think, Ponder art card sets highlight works of art in The Rockwell’s collection, tied to the weekly theme. The art cards incorporate youth-friendly language and fun prompts to engage your child’s imagination. Families will be exposed to using Visual Thinking Strategies in their museum experience by looking, making observations, thinking about what they see and wondering more about the topics presented.
  • Art Hunts are a great way to search the Museum galleries and find details in the artwork.
  • Simple gallery games and activities will stimulate self-guided exploration with loved ones to foster art appreciation as well as excitement to discover artwork on view.
  • Art-making workshops with Rockwell Educators and guest artists will be available to family visitors in our Education Center. The projects will encourage families to experiment with different media to make their own art inspired by the art on view.

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