Masks and Feelings
Masks are used in events, plays, and celebrations by people all over the world. Explore different emotions while thinking about how masks can be used to express important feelings.
Activity: Create and decorate a plaster mask.
Instructors: Kara Stokowski and Alanna Woodlock
Flora, Fauna, and the World Around Us
Animals and plants can help us learn more about the environment. Discover what we can learn about the places that artists lived by looking at the animals and plants found in their artwork. Join us on a scavenger hunt through the galleries in search of as many different types of animals and plants that we can find.
Activity: Create a sketchbook filled with examples of the plants and animals you find in the galleries.
Instructors: Sarah Pollman and Molly Lamb
Outdoor Sculpture and Public Art
Weather permitting, explore some of the sculptures and public art found outside on MFA grounds and in Tenshin-en, the Japanese garden.
Activity: Create your own sculpture designed for the outdoors.
Instructor: Barrett Grizzard
Explore objects of grave importance in ancient Egypt while learning about some of the slab construction techniques used in the Nubian Kingdom.
Activity: Sculpt a miniature architectural shrine out of air-dry clay.
Instructor: Gianna Stewart