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FOUND OBJECT SCULPTURE

Create imaginative sculptures, collage, design, color and more with a variety of materials, including pipe cleaners, scrapbook paper, and more. Materials and project ideas change often, but you are only limited by your imagination! Coloring pages and everything from markers to crayons are available for a low-tech moment for any age.

*Projects here change often and usually fit with the theme of the month/holiday!


MAGNET WALL

Play with composition and perspective on our giant magnet wall. Place magnets of everything from cars to flowers and giant kittens on a fun farm landscape. Perfect for all ages, but particularly accessible for the littlest members of your group.

*Add you ideas to our brainstorm, we are making changes here!


VIRTUAL GALLERY

Create your own artwork inspired by over 300 artworks on six large touch-screens in the Virtual Gallery. Search by artist, style, period, nation, and more. Artworks are from the collections of the National Gallery of Art and the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington D.C. Take a spot at an easel and try to recreate your favorite work while you're there!

*Exciting changes are coming here! Keep an eye out for more artwork and more ways to explore coming soon!


FOREST

Let your imagination run wild!

Our forest mural isn't just to look at, we want you to be a part of it! Transform it into a Winter Wonderland, an Enchanted Forest, the Perfect Place to Camp, or whatever! Just use the supplies at the tables to create your piece of the picture and then add it to the wall.

Also, visit the cave and add your own 'cave paintings' to the walls with chalk!


JUNK JAM

An indoor version of the Youth Jam favorite!

Come create your own music on some unconventional instruments like car parts, kitchen supplies, and more. Experiment with different ways to make noise and figure out what sounds good and what is the most fun to play.


LIGHT TABLE

Translucent shapes and objects help you mix and play with colors to create new shades and colors and shadows. Build upward with magnetic shapes to see different hues and shadows. 

Located at the top of the ramp, above Virtual Gallery


ART BOXES

Art boxes inlcude games and projects and are available for check out at the front counter by an adult. Once the project is complete return the box to the front counter and take your project home!

Find the list of Art Boxes here!


SHAPE SORT

Perfect for little Art Adventurers who are learning to master their shapes and colors - the fundamental building blocks of art. Sort by color and/or shape to help kids learn as they go and get their feet moving too.

A great activity for when bigger siblings are running around the rest of ARTitorium! Let them loose or help them learn.


CLASSROOM COLLABORATIONS

The ever changing projects in our classroom are your chance to add to a group project. Create your own birds, add a building to a city, and more.

Instructions for the projects are on the white board and the materials will be out for you to use.

Just make sure that there isn't an art class going on before you head in!


SWIRLY SLIDE

A perennial favorite attraction at ARTitorium! Located above the Virtual Gallery the Swirly Slide keeps kids moving and reminds everyone that this is a place to play!

Don't worry, grown-ups are allowed on the slide too!