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Year Round Programs

Tours for Tots and Baby Tots
Thursdays, 10:30 – 11:30 am, 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Specially designed program for 5 and unders to explore the museum with an educator and enjoy creative time in the art studio. Free

ARTfull Afternoons
Wednesdays, drop-in to the Art Studio between 1:30 – 4:30 pm

Ages 5 - 14, with adult companion. Drop in, take a self-guided tour and then come make themed art in the studio. The theme changes on a weekly basis. Free

Weekly Themes:
March 19- Abstract Art
March 26- Elements of Art
April 2- Photo-Secession Chalk
April 9- Black and White
April 16- No ARTfull Afternoon, School Break Art Camp
April 23- Recycled Art- Earth Day
April 30- Triumph of Fate

Birthday pARTies
Ages 5+

With the child’s age and interests in mind, Birthday pARTies include an I Spy tour or scavenger hunt in the museum and galleries followed by art activities in the studio, with time for cake and presents.
$10 per child for museum members, $15 per child for non-members


For more information, please contact Evi Fisher, museum educator, at 518-792-1761, ext. 340 or email at efisher@hydecollection.org


Discovery Sunday

Tour and activity for all ages beginning at 1 pm. Free

Sunday, February 9: Winter Light
Visit the new exhibitions Ansel Adams: Early Works and Winter Light: Selections from the Collection of Thomas Clark with a museum guide and make inspired seasonal paintings in the art studio.

Sunday, March 9: Picturing Pictures
Visit the exhibition Photo-Secession: Painterly Masterworks of Turn-of-the-Century Photography with a museum educator and make photography inspired art in the studio.

Sunday, April 13: Spring Thaw
Visit the exhibition Ansel Adams: Early Works and visit various works of art in the exhibitions and collection that depict the snow, ice, and water followed by a painting activity in the art studio.

Sunday, May 11: Selfies
Visit self-portraits in the 23rd Annual Regional Juried High School Exhibition followed by a self-portrait painting and drawing activity in the art studio. Make a 'selfie' for Mom!


Winter Break School Vacation Art Workshops

Tuesday, February 18 – Friday, February 21, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Have art fun in the studio learning new drawing, painting, and sculpting skills. Space is limited. Please register by Wednesday, February 12th. For ages 6 – 14
$25 members, $30 non-members


Saturday Morning Workshops

Offered every Saturday in March 10:30 am – Noon, for ages 6– 14. Different art activities in the museum, galleries and art studio.


Wetlands Camera Walk at Moreau Lake State Park

Saturday, April 5, 10 am – Noon
A guided nature hike at Moreau State Park for all ages. Bring a camera and photograph our local scenery in the style of Ansel Adams. Meet at the nature Center in Moreau State Park rain or shine!
$2 Adults; $1 children 12 and under


Spring Break School Vacation Art Workshops

Tuesday, April 15 – Friday, April 18, 10:30 am – 12:30 am
Have art fun in the studio learning new drawing, painting, and sculpting skills. Space is limited. Please register by Wednesday, February 12th. For ages 6 – 14
$25 members, $30 non-members




For more information or to register for programs please contact June Leary, curator of education, 518-792-1761, ext. 327 or jleary@hydecolelction.org

Photography courtesy PJN Photography, LLC

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