Public Programs For Kids


Family Sundays

1:00 pm Family Tour in the Mansion
Drop in between 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
at The Manes Education Center
Free with Museum admission

Converse, collaborate and create together during our Family Sundays. Each week explore new art materials, vocabulary and ideas in our studio with our museum educator. Family Sundays provide children and the adults in their lives the opportunity to take time from their busy lives to reconnect while talking about and making art together. New Projects are featured every week. All Family Sundays will draw inspiration from the current exhibition.

On January 27 the Museum is offering a Super Family Sunday. See details below.

Super Family Sunday
100 Years at a Gold Coast Mansion!

Sunday, January 27 (date change due to weather)

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
No reservation needed
Museum admission, plus $15.00 materials fee per family

100 years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Frick moved into this home with their 4 children, fossils from his work as a paleontologist, and their many pets. Be inspired by our exhibition Wild Kingdom and create an animal-inspired mask to transform yourself, build a colorful, patterned animal puppet, explore fossils with our friends from the Center for Science Teaching and Learning, and more! Birthday cake will be served!

Please note: This event will take place at the mansion. Please check our web site for weather-related changes.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Super Family Sunday: Art on the Move with RADD Crossfit & Free Style Arts Association


Winter Art Classes For Kids and Teens

Programs for young artists offer traditional art making classes which combine studio art skills with process based exploration. With projects focused on the connection between art, design, nature and science, opportunities for self-expression, creative thinking and problem-solving are encouraged by art educators in a supportive environment.


Art Compass: For Teens and Young Adults with Autism

Tuesdays, 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

October 16, 30; November 13; December 4; April 2, 16; May 7, 21; June 4, 11

$300 for the series

Teens receive hands-on training in basic artistic processes that can be translated into practical job skills. Based on current exhibitions in the galleries at the Museum, these workshops will encourage participants to explore different methods of art making and design and how a museum can be a resource for creative inspiration. Students with autism will have the opportunity to apply their artistic skills and functional academic learning in a real world setting, while preparing to transition to after school life. Partial funding for our program for autism comes from the North Shore Autism Circle.


The Art of Painting
Ages 11 - 14

Wednesdays, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm (10 Weeks)

$350 members/$400 non-members

Young artists discover the fundamentals of painting including color mixing, value and composition. A variety of painting techniques are explored through watercolor and acrylic paints on paper and canvas board. 

Session I
March 5 - May 22
(no class on April 24 and May 15)
with Samantha Hofsiss


Story Tots
for Ages 3 - 5

Every Friday, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
at The Manes Education Center

Free for Members, $5 per child for Non-Members

Children and their adult companions investigate color, shape, form and texture with art activities based on a new story each week. Listen to story books read aloud and nurture creative expression while exploring various art materials and processes. Begin with Story Time followed by an art project.


Creative Expeditions:
For Children with Autism
Ages 5 - 12

Saturdays, 10:00 am - 11:15 am

October 13, 27; November 17; December 8; March 30; April 13; May 11, 25; June 8, 15

$300 for the series

This innovative program gives families a chance to witness their child experience success in a welcoming and creative learning environment. Parents and caregivers will gain skills in behavioral methods which they can employ when bringing their child into a community setting. Families will engage in fun interactive gallery experiences that provide opportunities for everyone to look at and talk about art in a group setting followed by hands on art making activities that encourage experimentation with new materials, processes and creative play. Partial funding for our program for autism comes from the North Shore Autism Circle.


Studio Saturdays

Every Saturday, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm*
at The Manes Education Center
*with the exception of Special Programs

Open to all visitors
Free with Museum admission

Drop into The Manes Education Center for hands-on activities inspired by our current exhibitions. Spend up to an hour exploring a range of materials, techniques, and themes before continuing out onto our lush grounds filled with trails, a sculpture park and gardens. 

Maps to Download

Sculpture Map
Trail Map
Kids' Sculpture Adventure
Architecture Scavenger Hunt

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