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Family Day Event by James Dewhirst

Family Events On-Demand: Virtual Program Recordings

Thu, Dec 31, 2020 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Venue : Online

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Category: Family Programs, Music + Films,

Experience our past virtual family programs anytime, on-demand! Also, enjoy additional family-friendly bonus content.

Virtual Family Tour: Feel Your Feelings

30th Anniversary Celebration of the ADA – Welcome by Chris Hinds, District 10 City Councilperson

30th Anniversary Celebration of the ADA – Art Mindfulness Family Workshop

Designed for children ages 5 – 10 and their caregivers, this 20-minute, pre-recorded workshop features a guided meditation inspired by a Clyfford Still painting and a mindful art activity.

30th Anniversary Celebration of the ADA – Looking and Making with Laradon – Workshop and Art Show

Developed in collaboration with our partners at Laradon, this brief workshop was designed for adults with disabilities. Best for high school students through adults, this pre-recorded workshop leads participants through looking and making exercises inspired by the work of Clyfford Still. Also enjoy an art show by our partners at Laradon.

Virtual Family Tour: Color Party

Play, create, and explore on interactive family tours designed for children ages 5-10 and their caregivers. Virtual family tours include looking, games, movement, and instructions for art projects to do with materials at home. Explore and celebrate color. Find your favorite colors in Clyfford Still’s paintings, get curious about how colors affect our emotions, and create an artwork that explores all the colors of the rainbow.

Virtual Music in the Galleries: Barry Osborne featuring Meta Osborne

Enjoy this special virtual Mother’s Day edition of the Clyfford Still Museum’s Music in the Galleries featuring Denver singer-songwriter and banjo player Barry Osborne, and his daughter, Meta joining him on vocals.

Virtual Family Tour: Zigzags, Squiggles, and Wiggles

Play, create, and explore on a virtual interactive family tour designed for children ages 5–10 and their caregivers. Put on your detective hats to hunt for lines in Clyfford Still’s paintings, find the wiggles by moving like the lines you see, and create a line-inspired artwork. Enjoy the recording of the tour from May 22.

Día del Niño Symbol Workshop

Día del Niño began as a celebration of young children in Mexico, and in Denver it has evolved into a celebration of all children and their cultural heritage. While we were unable to host the event in person this year, the Clyfford Still Museum hosted a virtual artmaking workshop with Denver-based Chilean artist Adolfo Romero on April 26. Explore symbols and create a symbol that reflects your own culture, identity, and family. This workshop is appropriate for families and learners of all ages.

International Museum Day

May 18 is International Museum Day! Enjoy a family story by Denver-based writer and artist Franklin Cruz inspired by Clyfford Still’s PH-1075 in English and Spanish.

Drawing Day

May 16 is Drawing Day!

  1. Explore your surroundings! Look outside your window, explore your yard, or go on a walk around your neighborhood.
  2. Take pictures of the things you find interesting.
  3. Once you’ve found your inspiration, draw! Use any materials you have. You could do traditional paper and pencil, or get creative and find new uses for objects you have lying around your home.
  4. Share your drawings at #DrawingDay and #StillInspired.
  5. If you’d like to see more of Clyfford Still’s drawings, visit our online collection.

Writing Poetry about Clyfford Still

Using the Clyfford Still Museum’s Online Collection, pick a painting that speaks to you, then write a poem about it. Your poem could end up extremely long; it could be short; it could be a poem about how you feel when you look at the art; it could be a poem about how you think Still felt as he painted, or even what it’s like to be a shape, color, or stroke inside that piece of art. It could be a poem that rhymes or has the same number of syllables on every line. It could be a poem that uses the first letter of each line to spell out a word of your choice. There are no wrong answers to the structure of the poem. Still wanted viewers to make meaning for themselves when looking at the art, and you have total freedom to write your poem however you want. Kids! Try your hand at writing a lune about a Clyfford Still painting.

Staff Picks

Enjoy brief talks by Clyfford Still Museum team members about Clyfford Still’s artworks.

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