Vacation Art Break

The Albany Institute offers art programs during December, February, and April recesses from school.  In these programs, students will have the opportunity to explore the Institute's galleries. Students will be inspired by master and contemporary artists throughout history as well as experiment with a variety of mediums, tools, and techniques while examining and applying the elements and principles of design.

February Art Break 2017 Altered Images

Altered Images

Tuesday, February 21 – Thursday, February 23

Ages 6-12    9 AM – Noon 

In this three-day drop-off program students will be inspired by images on view in our current exhibition, Captured Moments:170 Years of Photography from the Albany Institute. We’ll look take a close look at the photographs on view and then see how we can change them in the studio.  Young artists will experiment with scratching techniques on their replicas of the photographs creating line and texture.  Images will also be altered through hand coloring, and collage, and image transfers will copy the pictures onto new formats.  These fun and funky newly re-designed pictures will then be assembled into an artist’s book.

Tuition includes materials and museum admission.

Registration is required and space is limited.

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$50 members/$65 non-members for the three day session

Space is limited and registration required.

Registration Tips:

-Please use a desktop computer for registration as mobile devices do not have the required security needed.

-Login and password in the registration process is optional.


Class registration assumes consent for photographs to be used for museum promotional purposes.  Please contact us if you would not like your child to be photographed.