Mother’s Day is just around the corner. And while I don’t like a big fuss from my family (however, strong coffee and flowers would be much-appreciated). With all of the craziness in our lives, I basically just want to spend time with them and going to the city for a day of adventures, like a trip to The Children’s Museum of the Arts, is always up there on my list of things to do. To make it extra special, they are hosting tons of cool workshops and events, and major bonus: Moms are free all day long.
Check out some of their fun workshops as your kids flex their creative minds and as you witness the magic.
Woven Flowers and Vases
May 8, At CMA, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Celebrate Mother’s Day by creating woven flowers and a vase out of yarn and recycled materials to give to someone special in your life!
Portraits of our Mothers
May 8, at CMA, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Inspired by 11 year-old Daila Melhem’s portrait of her mother in CMA’s permanent collection, young artists will create portraits of a special woman in their life, be it their mother, grandmother, aunt, teacher, coach, or friend.
Robb Putnam Flowers
May 8, at CMA, 11:00 AM – 4:45 PM
Inspired by Robb Putnam’s work on display in the gallery, young artists will create up-cycled flowers for Mom on Mother’s Day! Plan your trip to the museum with your child by collecting and bringing in items destined for the recycling bin that you think would be great for flower making! Love your Mother while loving Mother Earth!
CMA Kids Art Center at Art New York
Saturday – Sunday, May 7-8, 12:00 – 6:00 PM
Join CMA at the Art New York fair! CMA Teaching Artists will provide drop off, hands-on art programming on-site for children ages 4-14. Young artists will be introduced to various art making techniques and projects while parents or caregivers explore the Art New York and CONTEXT New York fairs.
Free with registration! Register with [email protected]
Animating Textiles Family Workshop at South Street Seaport
Saturday, May 7, at Seaport Studios, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
As part of the Downtown Design Festival, join Teaching Artists from the Children’s Museum of the Arts for a special animation workshop with the whole family on May 7th, 11am-1pm in Seaport Studios. Inspired by CMA’s exhibit, “Sew What?”, participants will learn all about iStopMotion software, as they animate the traditional designs of the Kuna people of northern Panama, known as “Molas”. These are colorful designs with geometric patterns and animal representations. While traditionally created with fabric, families will be animating with a variety of materials such as wax sticks, cray pas, wire and yarn to bring these vibrant images to life one frame at a time! Don’t miss this one time opportunity to spend time with your family learning about the tradition of the Molas while creating and animating your own! Each family will leave with a special CMA gift bag worth $32!
$15 per person (adults and children)