Art Kits: An Art Workshop in a Bag!

Art Kits contain a special project that can be done on your own schedule. Each featured project relates to the museum's collections or exhibitions and contains materials, and instructions to complete at home on your own time line.  Kits may be purchased online and picked up at the museum during regular admission hours. 

If you are planning a larger registration for a group it is advised that you first contact our Director of Art Programs, Sarah Clowe at clowes@albanyinstitute.org so that we may appropriately prepare and accomodate your order.

Gilt Frames Art Kit

Gilt Frame Art Kit

$12 members, $15 non-members

REGISTER HERE:Gilt Frame Art Kit

About the Kit: Art Kits contain a special project that can be done on your own schedule. The Gilt Frames Art Kit takes inspiration from the ornate golden-hued frames on view in the museum's galleries.  The Gilt Frame art kit includes materials to form your own version of a fancy glimmering frame.  In the kit you will find a cardboard frame kit as a base to decorate, model magic clay to form textured designs, a brush and gold paint, and glue in addition to a coloring page designed after one of the frames in the museum collections.  Detailed instructions accompany each kit as well as a link to a short video introducing the gilded frames in the museum’s collections.

Museum Inspiration: To see a closer view of of the ornate frames in the museum's collection you may visit the 3-D virtual tour of the Hudson River School galleries.

Price: Cost per kit is $12 for members and $15 for non-members and are available for purchase online: REGISTER

Pick Up: Kits can be picked up at the museum during open admission hours. Museum hours are Wednesday- Saturday from 10:00-5:00, and Sundays from 12:00-5:00.

REGISTER HERE

More Art Kit Projects Available in the Gift Shop!

Delft Painted Tile Art Kit, & Quilling Art Kit

Limited stock available for purchase in the Museum Shop

While these are no longer the featured Art Kits available for online registration, limited quantities are available for purchase onsite in the Museum Shop.

Delft Painted Tile Art Kit: The Delft Painted Tiles Art Kit takes inspiration from the lovely blue Delftware in the museum's collections.  The Delft Tile kit includes 3 tiles to paint, a brush and blue paint, images of traditional delft tile designs, and transfer paper to copy designs onto tiles to paint as well as a collections coloring page of one of our Dutch ceramic pieces.  Detailed instructions accompany each kit as well as a link to a short video introducing the Dutch Delft tiles in the museum’s collections. 

Museum Inspiration: To see a closer view of the museum's Delft tile collection you may visit the ceramics category of the collections database where you can zoom in on details on works such as a three-tulip tile.

 

Quilling Art Kit: The Albany Institute's first Art Kit is a fun quilling project inspired by a lovely quilled tea caddy in the museum’s collection. Quilling involves using paper strips to create decorative designs. The Quilling Art Kit includes detailed instructions, a craft box to decorate, paper quilling strips, simple quilling tools, and glue. A link to a short video introducing the quilled tea caddy in the museum’s collection is also included.

Museum Quilling Inspiration: To see a closer view of the museum's quillwork tea caddy where you can zoom in on details please visit: https://www.albanyinstitute.org/details/items/quillwork-tea-caddy.html