Family Studio: Arts & Science Projects




Fall Teaching
Artists in Residence

Rikki Morley Saunders
 Rikki Morley Saunders sculpts Alexander,  a peacock who resides close to her studio.

Brian StephensBrian Stephens and his son
outside his studio.

Creative activities weekends inspired by the Museum’s collections and exhibitions, led by Junior Docents and art and science professionals.

Arts Projects     Saturdays and Sundays, 1 - 4 pm
September 27, 28

Stars and Moons on a String
Make celestial shapes from yarn décor, buttons, sequins, beads, and mirrors.

Fall Peacock Art Projects       Saturdays and Sundays 1 - 4 pm
October 11, 12, 18, 19*, 29, 30
November 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16*, 22, 23, 29, 30

Peacock Arts Projects EVERY weekend. Join a Teaching Artist in Residence on the THIRD* Sunday in October, November, December, and January and get more art tips for your “peacock project.” The teaching artists all have art on view In Strut. Ages 7+, can be adapted for younger children.

October: Molded Peacocks
Designed by Rikki Morley Saunders
Make a peacock with molding clay. Sculptor Rikki Morley Saunders sculpts with you, October 19.

November: Painted Peacocks
Designed by Brian Keith Stephens
Make a peacock with paint and colored pencils.
Artist Brian Stephens shows you peacock images and line drawings, and explores the“rhythms of the peacock” for you to put into your drawing, November 16.

Fall Science Projects     Saturdays, 1 - 4 pm

September 27
Discover planet worlds outside our solar system.

October 11, 18, 25
November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Explore the shape, materials, gravity, and birth, of the Solar System’s smaller bodies.

Family Day Strut: The Peacock and Beauty in Art



Sunday, October 19
12 - 5 pm

Music and Dance with Chhandayan
4 pm

Peacocks, exotic birds from India’s jungles, come to the Museum in traditional Indian music and dance by Chhandayan. Sitar and tabla (drums) and dancers.
All ages 45 minutes

Peacock Art Project with Rikki Morley Saunders     Drop in!
1 - 4 pm

Sculptor Rikki Saunders has real peacock pets and she tells stories about them. Make a peacock statue with her to take home.
Ages 7+, can be adapted for younger children

Exhibition Tour: Strut
1 and 3 pm

Family Tour • Adult Tour

    Gallery Stage  

Little Pea
November 9, 16, 23
1 and 3 pm

It’s all about the adventures of Little Pea, a blue jay lost in the Museum’s galleries that are filled with pictures of beautiful peacocks. Can Bluebird’s friends, Robin and Peacock, help him find his way home? An original production performed by Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Outreach students.
Book by Allen Lang. Lyrics and Music by Shirley Kaplan. Directed by Shirley Kaplan.
Costumes by Teaching Artist in Residence Dillon Lundeen Goldschlag.
Ages 6 +     25-minute performances