Highly Hands-On

Family Programs at the High Museum of Art

Discovery Packs January 24, 2011

Filed under: General — erinkdougherty @ 9:58 am

The next time you’re at the museum with your family, check out one of our interactive discovery packs! Take an exciting journey through the Museum with a backpack filled with art projects, puzzles, books, games, and easy-to-follow instructions. We have two different versions: one on sculpture and one on contemporary art. Each is filled with creative activities to do in the galleries right in front of the works of art. This do-it-yourself gallery adventure takes about 30 to 45 minutes. Stop by the Coat Check in the entrance to the museum to borrow your pack. I hope the next time you’re visiting us at the High you’ll check one out and tell us about your discoveries!


I’m Bored… January 21, 2011

Filed under: I'm bored — erinkdougherty @ 10:15 am

It’s Friday, and the weekend is upon us. One of the things I miss most since moving to Atlanta is snow (the few inches we got last week don’t really count). If I was in my hometown of Minneapolis, I’d be busy sledding, snowshoeing, and maybe making a snowman. If you’re bored this weekend, and like snow as much as I do, here is a fun and snowy project to try in indoors.


Large bowl


White school glue

Shaving cream

Card stock or thicker paper


Mix equal parts glue and shaving cream into the large bowl. Then begin to paint/sculpt on the paper*. Once the mixture dries, it stiffens but remains fluffy like snow!

*try slightly thicker paper to avoid a mess


Busy, busy, busy January 15, 2011

Filed under: Photo slideshows — erinkdougherty @ 8:33 pm

I don’t know about you, but we have been busy with holiday crafts, Dali farewell celebrations, and pretty much just general artsy fun around here. Please enjoy these photos that sum up everything we’ve been up to:

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New Year, New Toddler Thursday January 6, 2011

Filed under: General — erinkdougherty @ 4:50 pm

Here at the Museum, we love Toddler Thursday and all of our friends that visit us each week. This year we’re trying something new for our program. We’re going to have a featured letter of the alphabet, a featured shape, or a featured number each week. This will connect to a piece of art in our galleries or to the project that we are making in the workshop. We think it will be a fun way to enhance how our toddlers learn when they are here.

Can’t wait to try this out with all of you,