Second Saturdays for Families: Artist Hands

February 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

What can you do with your hands? Learn how craftsmen and painters used their hands to design the American home and create a handcrafted work of your own. See how puppeteers used their hands to tell stories from the African American puppetry tradition. Watch a puppet show and join a puppet workshop in The Amistad Center for Art & Culture. Program presented in collaboration with the University of Connecticut’s Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry. Museum admission is free during Second Saturdays activities.

Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry Events:

10:15am, 11:15am, and 12:15pm | Schroeder Cherry’s puppet show How the Sun Came to the Sky in the Amistad Center for Art & Culture.

10am-1pm | STEAM through Puppetry workshop

Art Making | 10am-1pm

Chair Challenge: Explore the different types of chairs in the Wadsworth’s collection and use a variety of materials to create your own custom chair design.

Spectacular Spoons: Craft a unique spoon design with patterns inspired by your family.

Music | Enjoy music by Fiddler Dan Foster

Games | Board games for all ages in the Hartford Courant Room brought to you by Tabletop Gaming Center.

Tours | 10:30am-Noon

10:30-11am | ABCs: Art, Books, Connections
Make connections between art and books during this docent-guided tour for young children and accompanying adults.

11am-Noon | Ask About Art
Talk to a docent about what you see.

11:30am-Noon | Eyes on Art Family Tour
Discover artwork from the collection and more during this docent-led tour for all ages.

Second Saturdays for Families is funded by Aetna. Additional support is provided by the J. Walton Bissell Foundation and the George A. and Grace L. Long Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., and Alan S. Parker, Co-Trustees. Program supplies are generously donated by S&S Worldwide.