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Family Day Event by James Dewhirst

Family Events On-Demand: Virtual Program Recordings

Fri, Dec 31, 2021 10:00 - 05:00 PM MST

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.

A Song for Someone

Join us in a virtual, interactive songwriting adventure for children and their families. For this program, we’ll focus on the theme: A Song for Someone, inspired by Clyfford Still’s love of music. While experiencing Clyfford Still’s artwork, we’ll explore the similarities between music and visual art to create our own songs with an original melody and words inspired by PH-1069.

Music: Walpaper Paste by Shane Ivers
Retro Soul by Benjamin Tissot


Chill Out, Make Art

Follow along as families who visited he Clyfford Still Museum “Chill Out, Make Art” on the sidewalks in front of the Museum using ice-chalk! We’ll show you how to make this experimental material at home and have a messy, fun time on your own sidewalks.

Touch This Art!

Enjoy a hands-on art making adventure for children and their families. For this program, we’ll celebrate the Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with the theme: Touch This Art! Designed by Rishika Kartik, this artmaking activity will engage participants of all ages in abstract art, Clyfford Still’s painting technique, and the multisensory process of painting using textured paints. #CSM5MinuteMaking

Music: Walpaper Paste by Shane Ivers
Dreams by Benjamin Tissot

Pressing Patterns

Press, Squish, and Roll! Using objects found around and in your home, we will experiment with patterns, like our architects did when they were designing the Clyfford Still Museum building! Grab your favorite clay or play dough and let’s explore patterns! Enjoy a 5-minute making video designed for children ages 4-8 and their families.

Día del Niño Bilingual Video: Lines Líneas Everywhere!

Watch a bilingual pre-recorded, 10-minute activity to explore lines all around us with Steven Aguiló-Arbues, Clyfford Still Museum Educator. We’ll think about lines we see every day and how they make us feel. Then, we’ll investigate Clyfford Still’s art and how he felt about lines. Finally, we’ll make our own art about what lines mean to us. This activity is designed for families with children ages 4-8.

Music in the Galleries featuring Altius Quartet

Clyfford Still Museum and Friends of Chamber Music present a virtual Music in the Galleries featuring Altius Quartet. This virtual program was recorded live at the Clyfford Still Museum and premiered on December 13, 2020.

Music in the Galleries featuring Ivalas Quartet

Clyfford Still Museum and Friends of Chamber Music present a virtual Music in the Galleries featuring Ivalas Quartet. This virtual program, recorded live at the Clyfford Still Museum, features pieces by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, George Walker, and Beethoven, with a special appearance by George Walker’s son Gregory. This video premiered on November 8, 2020.

Grandparents are Great Program Series: Festive Fall

Inspired by the artwork in The Late Works: Clyfford Still in Maryland, this program provides opportunities for grandparents and grandchildren to connect with each other, talk about and make art, and create memories. The theme for October’s program was festive fall. This is a recording of a live virtual tour that took place on October 10, 2020.

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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