Events Calendar

Family Day at the Saginaw Art Museum
Saturday, May 14, 2016, 01:00pm - 03:00pm


To complement the Dawn of the American Century: Defining Imagery 1900 - 1930 exhibition, the Saginaw Art Museum is providing an art project for all ages on Saturday, May 14th. From, 1pm - 3pm, experiment with the expressive medium of charcoal on paper and learn to arrange and draw your own still life! A work of art depicting mostly inanimate (still) objects, a still life may either be comprised of natural or man-made items. With origins in Ancient Greco-Roman art, still-life painting emerged as a distinct genre in Western painting by the late 1500s, and has remained esteemed ever since. Embraced by American artists working at the turn of the last century, still lifes are often painted, but many artists make preparatory sketches in graphite or charcoal. 

This activity is provided free of charge to children ages 15 and under, and is free with regular admission for anyone over 15 (for regular admission prices, please consult the VISIT tab on our website and scroll down to ADMISSION). All art materials will be supplied by the museum; however those interested in participating must RSVP ahead of time. To do so, please email Assistant Curator of Arts & Education Eric Birkle at or call the museum at 989.754.2491. Please note that young children must be accompanied by an adult. Certain materials may become hazardous if used improperly - always follow instructions given by staff leader. We hope to see you for an afternoon full of learning and fun!


Location SAM Studio