'Tute for Tots classes give children, and parents a chance to discover the Albany Institute, and the world of art together. In this program we'll explore the galleries, read stories, have a great time with sensory play exploration, and create our own exciting art projects. In the studio we’ll create our artwork using methods like chalk printing, wax rubbing & melting, collage, and more! Each week will build upon the last, however individual class registration is available.
July 14th: Chalk
Join us as we start our summer try it of different art materials in our ‘Tute for Tots program. In our first week we’ll discover new ways to create art with chalk. We’ll use dry and wet chalk drawing techniques and also create bright beautiful marbled chalk print papers.
July 21: Wax
What wonders can we make out of wax? We’ll create pictures out of wax rubbings, discover wax resist processes, and with the assistance of our adult companions and teacher explore melting wax to create dynamic artwork.
July 28: Clay
Who doesn’t love clay? Together we’ll have a blast while we make patterns and impressions into flat clay and also experiment with some basic building techniques. Both natural and polymer based forms of clay will be used.
August 4: Collage
Collage is an exciting medium to explore because we can combine lots of different types of pieces. We’ll practice our scissor skills as we cut out paper pieces to use, and make great combinations as we glue on colorful objects like string, ribbon, and more.
August 11: Weaving
Get tactile with textile techniques! Young artists will practice lacing, basic stitching, and weaving. We’ll play with hole punchers as we create our own holes to lace string through, and make bright colorful designs with wire.
August 18: Paint
How many types of paint have you used? Did you know that paint can be foamy, thick or thin and it even comes in stick form? Discover the many different varieties of paint types while creating your own beautiful work inspired by the art on view in the museum’s galleries.
August 25: Printmaking
Great art? Copy that! Find out more about printmaking and how you can create beautiful copies of your own shapes and pictures with paint and ink. We’ll create our own designs on printing plates and learn how to ink them up and make prints. Young artists will also use found objects to print striking shapes and patterns.
September 1: Sculpture
Create art that truly stands out! We’ll explore the world of sculpture this class by learning to create small plaster forms, glue wooden pieces together and more. We’ll admire the sculpture on view in the museum and discover organic and geometric shapes.