* Museum Explorers
for ages 3 -10
* Advanced Explorer Workshops
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Museum Explorer Mornings
Program for children ages 3 to 10
(accompanied by an adult)
Includes a tour and art project.
Session A ~ 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Session B ~ 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Red, White and Blue
Thursday, July 2
Search for the colors of the American flag in works of art, then design patriotic pictures using red, white and blue art materials.
Looking at Lines
Thursday, July 9
Discover different types of lines - straight, curved, diagonal and horizontal - in drawings and paintings from the museum's collection. Following a tour, design linear compositions using "scratch art" paper.
Apples and Oranges
Thursday, July 16
Learn the secrets of still-life painting, including artists’ use of shading, scale and perspective to create realistic images. After the gallery tour, experiment with these techniques by drawing, cutting and pasting still-life pictures.
Thursday, July 23
Be on the lookout for painted and sculpted animals of all sorts and sizes on a museum safari! Next, make animal sculptures using Crayola's Model Magic©.
Who Am I? (Peering at Portraits)
Thursday, July 30
Become a detective and uncover hidden clues in painted portraits. After the gallery mysteries are solved, make colorful cut-out portraits with some unexpected materials.
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Advanced Explorer Workshops
In-depth program for children ages 10 to 14
Includes a tour and an art project.
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Scenes of Summer
Tuesday, July 7
Explore the art of landscape in the museum, then sketch the details of the natural landscape along the riverbank using colorful oil pastels.
Focus on Fruits
Tuesday, July 14
Learn artists’ techniques for making painted objects look real through an in-depth look at the “Fruits of Summer” exhibition. Next, apply concepts of scale, color, shading and perspective in still-life compositions using pencil and watercolor.
In Black and White
Tuesday, July 21
Investigate artists’ use of line, pattern, and spacial design on a museum tour. Then, experiment with lines, contrasting shapes, and interesting patterns using charcoal pencils or pen & ink. Finally, translate your favorite drawing into a black and white print.
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Reservations are required, space is limited.
Registration & Fees
Workshops are free with museum admission
$10 - per adult
$6 - children six and over
Free - seniors, children under six & members.
Contact the education office:
(Include program dates & sessions; your name, phone #, children’s names and ages.)
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Brandywine River Museum
U. S. Route 1 & Creek Road, Chadds Ford, PA 19317
610 388 2700