Art & Me Preservation Family Workshop | Unlocking Secrets of the Past

Saturday, November 21, 2020, 11 – 11:45am EST
Make no bones about it—the art doctor is in! Learn how Smithsonian conservators preserve ancient objects made from bone in this engaging online workshop. From a large skeleton of a mastodon to small oracle bones from ancient China, unlock the secrets of the past through close looking and investigation. Then try your hand at carving techniques by making your own soap and model clay figures.

This hands-on, artmaking preservation workshop for ages three to eight and their caretakers. The program is part of a yearlong series cohosted by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art.

Register now; a Zoom link and suggested material list will be sent to registered participants 24–48 hours in advance of the workshop. Please note this workshop is offered on Tuesday, November 17 at 11:30 a.m. ET, and on Saturday, November 21 at 11 a.m. ET—select only one time and one registration per family.

Image credit: Art & Me online family workshop. Photo by Traci Christensen
Kids & Families
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Event Location
National Museum of Asian Art

Free | Registration required via Eventbrite

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