Family Saturday: Jazz It Up!

A drawing of an eye on the palm of a hand  emanates from an ornate oval object; the had appears to be looking at pink and blue squares, and a yellow shape, among other abstractions.
Ouattara Watts, Wait Until Tomorrow, 2005, watercolor, pencil on paper, 21 ½ x 29 1/8 inches, Tang Teaching Museum collection, 2016.35.3

Join us Saturday, August 14, at either 1:00PM or 3:00PM for Family Saturday: Jazz It Up!, a multigenerational workshop for children 5 and older and their adult companions. Each session includes looking at artwork, discussing and sharing ideas, and engaging in a hands-on art activity inspired by those conversations.

This week, we will explore Ouattara Watts’ Wait Until Tomorrow and jazz musician Sun Ra’s album covers. Both artists push the boundaries of art in their own mediums, creating imaginary, symbolic and magical experiences. Let’s explore their worlds together and improvise our own artworks that use symbols, rhythm, lines, shapes, color, and sound as starting points of inspiration.

Registration is required and is limited to five families for each workshop session. Due to small workshop groups, we are offering each session two times, from 1:00 to 2:30pm and from 3:00 to 4:30pm. Because children are unvaccinated, masks are required for all.

You can register beginning one week before each program. To register, call the Tang Visitors Services Desk at 518-580-8080. Be sure to include which session time you are signing up for.

We welcome visitors of all abilities! Be prepared to get messy and have fun!

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Pattern by Evelyn Wang ’19
Inspired by the exhibition 3-D Doings: The Imagist Object in Chicago Art, 1964-1980
The Tang Pattern Project celebrates the Museum’s 20th anniversary. Organized by Head of Design Jean Tschanz-Egger, past and current Tang Design Interns created patterns inspired by the Museum’s exhibition and event history.