Exercise Imagination At The Getty Center (@GettyMuseum)

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:

DSCI0038 Kids are given clipboards to take notes & sketch
DSCI0042 The group walks to the paintings chosen by theme for the day
DSC_0130 The group of families chat with a coordinator about the art. We discuss what we see in the paintings & how it makes us feel.
DSCI0053 We take some time to sketch our own versions of art. Moms & Dads are encouraged to join in.
DSCI0072 We create & enjoy!
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Family Art Lab - The Getty Druid (5 yrs old) saw sharks in these waters.

                            From imagination to creation!
shark1 shark

        Great Job! Even J. Paul Getty himself agrees (via twiitter, that is)

The final result: Happy & imaginative kids!
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The Getty Family Art Lab

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!

Follow the Getty Museum on twitter @GettyMuseum & The Green Girls @GreenGirls

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