Saturday Family Days

Fun! Free! And open to the public!!!

(From 1:00 pm- 4:00pm)

  • May 19, 2018: PENDULUM PAINTING
    • Visit ArtLab and create artworks using the forces of gravity! You will experiment with making art using the swinging and rotating motion of a pendulum. Come On! Give it a try!
  • June 2 & 3, 2018: ARTLAB OUTSIDE
    • Join us at ArtLab Outside for the Mulvane Art Fair! Discover many ways to express yourself through art using paint, markers, recycled materials, and more! Children admitted free to Mulvane Art Fair.
  • July 7, 2018: INDEPENDENCE DAYS
    • All over the world, countries celebrate Independence Days. Visit the ArtLab and celebrate your freedom to learn! Check out a few other July Independence Days while making art about liberty! Canada, July 1, 1867; United States, July 4, 1776; Argentina, July 9, 1816; France, Bastille Day July 14, 1789; Colombia, July 20, 1810; Peru, July 28, 1821. Find out more about world cultures and holidays here.
    • Art brings people together. In 1999 the UN adopted International Friendship Day that set 8 areas of action for nations, organizations, and individuals to undertake in order for a culture of peace to prevail.  Create an artwork that fosters friendship and tolerance to build community. Bring your friends and share time and art together!
  • September 22, 2018: WASHBURN FAMILY DAY
    • Show your WU colors and create a collage in Blue and White! ArtLab is free and open to the public. Located on the lower level of the Mulvane Art Museum, take time to visit our world-class exhibitions, too!
  • October 27, 2018: DIA de LOS MUERTOS
    • Join the Mulvane and Tonantzin Society to honor your ancestors.  You will create traditional and non-traditional Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) artworks such as Papel Picado, tissue marigolds (flowers of the dead), miniature ofrendas, Calaveras masks, recycled plastic colorful monarch butterflies and more.
  • November 10, 2018: PRINTMAKING
    • Join us in ArtLab to create black-and-white collagraph prints! Inspired by works of art by Frank Peers, you will create a printing plate using found objects, use a brayer to coat your plate with black ink, and use an authentic printing press to transfer your image onto white paper and newspaper!
    • Create a cardboard “gingerbread” house using juice cartons you will decorate with a variety of materials including pom-poms, sequins, yarn, buttons, glitter, and other embellishments. The Gingerbread House tradition was introduced through the Brothers’ Grimm Fairy Tale, “Hansel and Gretel.”

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*Featured Artwork: Gene Kloss, Cherry Blossom Time, Etching (From the Collection of the Mulvane Art Museum)