Family Art Workshops

Stop by the Albuquerque Museum School during your visit to make an art project. We are glad to welcome families back to the Museum with weekly opportunities to get creative together.


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Oct 02, 2021
01:00 PM - 02:30 PM


Albuquerque Museum
2000 Mountain Road NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104


All ages will enjoy our family art projects. Work on a new project each week. Try your hand working with a variety of art mediums — all materials supplied. Child and grown-up friendly! 

September 25
Transcendental Painting Group Miniatures

Inspired by Another World: The Transcendental Painting Group, an exhibition on view until September 26th, this project is a wonderful way to help you connect with artists who carried painting beyond the appearance of the physical world, through concepts of space, color, light and design, to imaginative realms that were idealistic and spiritual.

Be sure to check out the works of Agnes Pelton (1881-1961), Raymond Jonson (1891-1982), Ed Garman (1914-2004), Florence Miller Pierce (1918-2007), whose painting, Centrifics inspired my example, and all other world class master artists we are grateful to have on view. Many of these artists painted in and around Albuquerque. After viewing Another World, stop by the Museum School and create your own masterpiece to commemorate your visit to the Albuquerque Museum!

October 2
Colorful Fiesta Balloons

Use oil pastels, pencils, and watercolors to create colorful compositions of land and sky as backdrops for your customized hot air balloon art.

October 9
Prints & Collage

Create a photo collage in honor of Indigenous People’s Day (October 11) using image from Seven Generations of Red Power in New Mexico virtual exhibition. This project will also incorporate simple prints that addresses some of the pressing needs of our land that especially affect First Nations people. Viewing Seven Generations of Red Power in New Mexico virtual exhibition prior to this Family Art Workshop is encouraged but not mandatory.

October 16

Participants will create small assemblages or three-dimensional collages, using magazine images, fine art papers, tins and found objects. Taking inspiration from the museum’s Layered Meanings exhibition we will re-examine the meanings of objects and images when contrasted with one another.

October 23
Sculpted Raven

This project takes inspiration from John Connell’s Ravens (1989), an intricately sculpted bronze in the Museum’s Sculpture Garden and the eerie feeling of Halloween. Participants will sculpt a simple yet stunning raven using paper, tape, wire and glue.

October 30
Animal Silhouettes on a Night Sky

Cut out sneaky cats, hairy spiders, howling wolves, creepy bats from black construction paper. Create a textured night sky with a moon, stars and clouds—then assemble it all together with glue!



Workshops are included with paid admission, purchase your tickets online in advance.

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Elizabeth Becker