On a hunt for a fun & inexpensive family day, we came across the Getty Museum website. Among the beautiful artwork to be enjoyed at this museum, they also offer many activities, including a FREE family art lab to exercise your family's imagination. It's a two part workshop where kids & parents look at paintings & discuss then create their own art in 3D!
Here's how it works:
|Kids are given clipboards to take notes & sketch|
|The group walks to the paintings chosen by theme for the day|
|The group of families chat with a coordinator about the art. We discuss what we see in the paintings & how it makes us feel.|
|We take some time to sketch our own versions of art. Moms & Dads are encouraged to join in.|
|We create & enjoy!|
|Druid (5 yrs old) saw sharks in these waters.|
From imagination to creation!
The final result: Happy & imaginative kids!
Date: Saturdays and Sundays, July 5–September 6, 2009
Time: 11:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Location: Getty Center, Family Room Patio
Admission: Free; no reservations required.
Drop in on art with Family Art Lab, a free workshop that combines an art encounter with a hands-on art project. In the galleries, a friendly guide will give you tips on completing a fun art activity—available in both English and Spanish—centering on a specific theme. Afterwards, you'll return to the workshop table to make your own masterpiece inspired by what you saw.
The Getty is voted #1 attraction in Los Angeles by TripAdvisor.com & we agree. The attraction is FREE. Parking is $15. Bring your camera, grab some friends & carpool for an enjoyable day of art, breathtaking views & family time!