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Sunday Family Zone + Studio “Wet Paint! Exploring the Watercolors of John Singer Sargent”

Sunday, Mar 16, 2014
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Beck Building
5601 Main Street Map & Directions

Law Building
1001 Bissonnet Map & Directions

Learn about watercolor, the medium favored by renowned American painter John Singer Sargent, as seen in the exhibition John Singer Sargent: The Watercolors. Practice the watercolor painting technique of blending wet washes to create delicate colors of sea and sky, and discover what made Sargent's work such a sensation!

Every Sunday, it’s ArtTime—FamilyTime at the Museum. Look for signs in the main lobbies to tell you which gallery the Family Zone is located in that day. Spend some time with the friendly family educators: sit on a pillow and read, sketch a work of art, and play a variety of gallery games and looking activities. In the studio, create an art project inspired by original works of art on display in the Family Zone. This suite of programs includes:

  • Sunday Storytime Make connections between a storybook and a work of art in the galleries. Begins at 1:30 p.m.
     
  • Creation Station At this family-friendly workshop, a teaching artist encourages families to create art using materials or ideas similar to those used by the artist who created the featured work of art on display in the Family Zone.
     
  • Gallery Adventures Visit the Family Zone, where a Museum educator has looking games, books, and hands-on activities for families to use in the galleries.

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.