Category Archives: Education Center

Join us for Saturday’s Family Art Lab: A Parade for Ganesh!

On the 2nd Saturday of every month we host a Family Art Lab from 2pm-4pm for children 5 and older and their adult caregivers.  This Saturday, September 14th, is our celebration of Ganesh!  Join us to hear stories about Ganesh, … Continue reading

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Print, Print, Print! at Saturday Family Art Labs!

The slow days of summer are quickly dwindling down and I cannot think of a better way to have spent a Saturday afternoon than learning about printing in Family Art Labs!  We examined both relief printing and woodblock printing (common … Continue reading

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Making Mountain Music at Saturday Family Art Labs!

I think we can all agree that New York city is going through an excruciatingly hot spell. All the better to spend an afternoon in our “cool” museum and Education Center learning about Himalayan musical instruments and making damarus at … Continue reading

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Gold Leaf Sculptures at Family Art Labs!

June’s Gold Leaf Sculptures Family Art Lab was one that I had been looking forward to.  I love working with clay and using gold leaf is something fairly new (and exciting) to me.  Not only did we get to experiment … Continue reading

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Exploring Radical Terrain: Adult Writing Workshop at the Rubin

If you visited the Rubin Museum on a Wednesday evening in April you may have seen an eager group of visitors exploring artwork together, then focused in deep concentration over their notebooks, writing responses to individual pieces.  This group was … Continue reading

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Raja-Rani: King & Queen for a Day at Family Art Labs!

Saturday we had yet another fun day at Family Art Labs.  Our theme of the day was Raja-Rani, which means “King & Queen” in Hindi.  This workshop took us on an exploration of the newly opened Fiercely Modern: Art of … Continue reading

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Magical Masks at Family Art Labs!

Not only is spring finally here, but we had a great turnout for Saturday’s Family Art Lab, Magical Masks!  This workshop took families on an exploration of Tibetan Masks through a mini presentation, a journey through the galleries, and an art-making … Continue reading

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Cool Culture Family Day at the Rubin!

Over the weekend Family Programs held our spring Family Day with Cool Culture.   We worked hard the past few months preparing for the event, and were finally rewarded in a fun and successful day!  The families of Little Star … Continue reading

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Celebrating Holi and Color at Yak Packers!

Each Spring, many Hindus in India and Nepal celebrate the festival of Holi.  Holi is a festival of color, celebrating the coming of Spring.  This year Holi will fall on Wednesday, March 27th. Here in Family Programs, we decided to … Continue reading

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Tibetan Felting at Family Art Labs!

I have been hearing about how cool felting is since I began my work here at the Rubin Museum (back in September 2012).  I learned how to felt through a mini workshop with my fellow coworkers and was very inspired by … Continue reading

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