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Family Programs at the High Museum of Art

What have we been up to? March 23, 2011

Filed under: General,Photo slideshows — erinkdougherty @ 10:00 am

March has been a busy and fun month filled with photography, families, and spring! Check out some images from the month and please stay tuned for more family fun in April!

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Happy Birthday to Highly Hands-On March 18, 2011

Filed under: General — erinkdougherty @ 9:30 am

That’s right dear reader, we have officially been around for 1 year! This blog is definitely a labor of love. We hope that you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoy writing it. We are forging ahead with more art projects, family programs, and general artsy fun at the High. If you have any suggestions, ideas, or comments please feel free to send them our way.

Thanks for reading,

Erin and Virginia


Special Performance at Toddler Thursday! March 16, 2011

Filed under: General — erinkdougherty @ 7:13 pm

Hello all you Toddler Thursday Fans!

Tomorrow the Alliance Theatre for the Very Young  will present an excerpt from A Child’s Garden of Verses, a highly interactive multi-sensory performance for very young children and their grown-ups at Toddler Thursday. Yes, you will be able to enjoy these mini performances at 12 p.m. and 1 p.m.

Don’t miss out on this extra special day of fun!

Be there or be square,



What to do this weekend… March 10, 2011

Filed under: General — erinkdougherty @ 6:00 pm

If you’re wondering what in the world you’re going to do this weekend, look no further. It’s Family Day at the High Museum! Join us from 12 noon – 5 p.m. this Sunday, March 13 for family photography fun celebrating our exhibition, Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century. Read below for details of the day’s activities:

12 noon – 5 p.m. – Art Activities

12 noon – 5 p.m. – Family portrait photo booth  by LeahandMark.com

2 p.m., 3 p.m., and 4 p.m. – Musical Performances by the Morningside Musicians

2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. – mini photography workshops by LeahandMark.com

Also, an added bonus, $5 off tickets (walk-up only)!! So much fun will be waiting for you at the High. See you on Sunday, March 13!


I’m Bored… March 2, 2011

Filed under: I'm bored — erinkdougherty @ 4:59 pm

We’re here to rescue you from hearing the phrase, “I’m bored” uttered from your kids this weekend. Below you’ll find a simple and fun project that you can work on as a family:

Photography Free for All


Disposable Camera


11×18 paper



If you’re anything like me, you probably have a disposable camera lying around your house (or one that has half of its pictures taken, but is waiting to be used up). Try giving it to your kids to see what kind of photography skills they possess. Who knows what they’ll decide to capture on film.

Once they’re finished, develop the photos and work together to create a collage that tells a story. Almost like an advertising story board. I bet you’ll be surprised by what your children come up with.

Happy Photographing,