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Claude Monet, The Cliffs at Étretat, 1885, oil on canvas, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts. Image © Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts

Art + Studio Family Workshop “En Plein Air: When Portable Paint Met Adventurous Artists”

Saturday, Feb 22, 2014
10:30 a.m. - Noon

Beck Building
5601 Main Street Map & Directions

The workshop series Art + Studio offers families an in-depth, personal, and engaging looking experience in the galleries, followed by a chance to create their own work of art in the studio.

From dancing ballerinas to scenes of everyday life, artists of the Impressionist movement infused sunlight into their paintings. At this workshop, families discover how artists such as Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir used natural light in their art. After exploring the paintings, guests flex their own creativity en plein air (outdoors) using paints, brushes, canvas, and sunlight. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition "The Age of Impressionism: Great French Paintings from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute."

$15 MFAH Members
$20 Nonmembers
Secure your seat in advance! Use the "Get Tickets" button above and print at home; call 713.639.7771; or visit any MFAH admissions desk.

This morning session is for families with children ages 46. Each workshop is a unique, one-time offering designed specifically for kids of a certain age. The afternoon session at 1:30 p.m. is for families with children ages 7–10.

Family Programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, receive generous support from the Junior League of Houston, Inc.

All education programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, receive endowment income from funds provided by Caroline Wiess Law; The National Endowment for the Humanities; the William Randolph Hearst Foundation; the Fondren Foundation; BMC Software, Inc.; the Wallace Foundation; the Louise Jarrett Moran Bequest; the Neal Myers and Ken Black Children’s Art Fund; the Favrot Fund; and Gifts in honor of Beth Schneider.