The Noguchi Museum is a quiet haven that you probably have never imagined would be a good place to take your kids but think again! Noguchi has many programs for kids that you should check out this fall. They typically offer programs for families with children ages 2 through 11 and are taught by Museum Educators. The programs include gallery experiences and hands-on art making with some programs also offered in Japanese. The cost of $10 for families with up to 4 members makes this a very affordable option for families looking to get some culture in Queens. Here is a line up of their fall 2013 classes but sign up quickly as Noguchi Museum Family Members receive priority when registering for Art for Families and Art for Tots workshops. Find out more about becoming a Family level member.
Open Studio encourages families to explore the galleries and to make art in response to their experiences. No registration is required for this drop-in program and it is offered the first Sunday of every month, from 11am – 1pm.
Art for Tots
Parents can learn strategies for engaging their child during museum visits while exploring art materials and The Noguchi Museum galleries as a family. The program is for families with children ages 2-4 and space is always limited (reservations are required). This program runs from 10:30am to 11:45am on select Saturdays and Sundays.
Art for Families
Please Note – Registration for this program opens on September 30th 2013 - Parents can engage with their children in discussions about art in the galleries, and work together to make works of art. This program is for families with children ages 5-11. Space is limited and reservations are required. This program runs from 10:30am to 12:30pm on select Saturdays and Sundays.
Beginning with Art
This six-session workshop is intended for children 3 to 12months and another for 12-24 months and their caregivers. This program focuses on finding spaces for quiet contemplation while also caring for your child. Parents will consider how infants respond to space, light, and other materials.The toddler program asks toddlers and parents to become artists and researchers, experimenting with movement and materials while engaging the senses.
For more information or to register for Beginning with Art you can email email@example.com or call 718.204.7088, ext 203.