Highly Hands-On

Family Programs at the High Museum of Art

March Madness March 4, 2013

Filed under: General,In Studio Projects — erinkdougherty @ 9:10 pm

We aren’t exactly talking hoops and full court presses, but we are talking amazing art. Frida and Diego madness is in full swing and we’re enjoying all of the families that have visited thus far. If you haven’t stopped by yet, come on a Sunday between 1 and 4 p.m. You can grab a college family guide for a family friendly tour of the exhibition, then make a mini piñata in our art workshop. Check out a happy customer below:

Check out this piñata!

Check out this piñata!

See ya in the Museum!


This weekend November 11, 2011

Filed under: In Studio Projects — erinkdougherty @ 7:10 pm

It’s Second Sunday this weekend, which means art making and gallery exploring in the the Museum. Since Picasso to Warhol has officially opened, we’re focusing on two of the modern masters: Louise Bourgeois and Constantin Brancusi. You’ll have a chance to see their work in the galleries and then you’ll get to try some sculpting projects on your own in our workshops. Sounds like a pretty nice way to spend a Sunday if you ask me.

Mark your calendar to stop in between 1 and 4 p.m. We’ll see you there!


Stay tuned for exciting upcoming holiday plans!



Studio Spring Break April 19, 2011

Filed under: In Studio Projects — erinkdougherty @ 1:52 pm

I hope that everyone loved their spring break week of fun in the sun. Here at the High we had a blast making I Spy books. The families that came to the workshop made fantastic projects. Some of the staff were even stumped when we were trying to find objects in their books. All in all, the week was fun and a success. Thank you to everyone who spent part of their spring break with us!

I spy more fun in the near future,



Fall Planner November 11, 2010

Filed under: In Studio Projects,Upcoming Events — erinkdougherty @ 5:40 pm

Erin is out raking leaves today, but do not fear! I, Ellsworth Kitty, am here to save the day. Secretly, I love when Erin is out of the office because I get to take over the blog. Today I want to share what we have coming up in November. It is a busy month for the education department, so I wanted to give you a chance to mark your calendar for some cool and crafty upcoming programs. 

Sunday, November 14

Second Sunday Funday: Daring Dalí Icons

1–4 p.m.

Delve into the details of Salvador Dalí’s artwork. Today is your day to get into Dalí’s mind. You’ll listen to Spanish guitar, design a shrinky dink necklace, piece together a Dalí-inspired collage, and play a surreal game. Come prepared to fully embrace Dalí!

Friday, November 26

Dilly Dally with Dalí

10 a.m.–7 p.m.

Join us for family fun the day after Thanksgiving. Make a mustache, design a fancy hat, catch a magic show, watch flamenco dancing, and learn some surreal dance moves of your own.

Saturday, November 27, and Sunday, November 28

Hands-on for the Holidays

1–4 p.m.

Prove yourself a worthy jewelry crafter. Put your own creative twist on some surreal jewelry and make it original, just like Dalí.

Wow! We have a busy month ahead of us. I’m so excited to have this many chances to see you at the Museum. Mark your calendars and we’ll see you soon.

Signing off for now,

Ellsworth Kitty


Boo! October 28, 2010

Filed under: In Studio Projects,Upcoming Events — erinkdougherty @ 10:09 am

Happy (almost) Dalí-Ween! What is Dalí-Ween, you may ask? The answer is simple: it’s the High’s way of celebrating the spooky Halloween holiday with a surreal Salvador Dalí twist. This Sunday, drop-in to make a mask with the Mustache Sisters, craft a candy carrier for your trick-or-treating escapades, and enjoy spooky stories. And if all that isn’t enough, you can enjoy a special Dalí-inspired performance from the Georgia Tech Chamber Choir.

Kids in costume get in free!

Sounds like a perfect way to spend a holiday at the High.

See you Sunday,



Program Spotlight: Toddler Thursday September 1, 2010

Filed under: In Studio Projects,Upcoming Events — erinkdougherty @ 11:00 am

Hello friendly blog readers! Erin is out today, therefore, I, Ellsworth Kitty, will be taking over the Highly Hands-On Blog for this week. Hooray! In case we’ve never met, I am your feline host for the terrific Toddler Thursday. Have you ever been? If not, I’ll give you five reasons to stop in this month:



September 2: Sunny Shapes

Use the sun to help you create a geometric work of art.


September 9: Stunning Sticks

Change an ordinary stick into something creative. All you need is a little paint and your imagination.


September 16: Combining Color  

What do you get when you combine yellow and red? Find out today when you mix and match colors during a brightly hued experiment.


September 23: Classic Cars

What did photographs look like before they had color? Today you’ll decorate a paper car using only black and white.


September 30: Feather Flight

What do you get when you combine watercolors, feathers, and a paper plate? A crafty mask, of course! The sky’s the limit as you embellish a mask to disguise yourself in the Museum.

A special thank you to Carter’s and OshKosh whose generous support makes Toddler Thursdays possible. I hope to see you tomorrow so that we can enjoy the sunshine and make our sun prints together!

Yours truly,

Ellsworth Kitty


School is Starting already? August 13, 2010

Filed under: In Studio Projects — erinkdougherty @ 1:40 pm

We know that many kids are already heading back to school this week. If your kids happen to have the back-to-school blues, we have the perfect way to help lift them out of their funk: a trip to the High to see Salvador Dalí: The Late Work. This Saturday you can see the art (I suggest stopping at Ruby Lips when you walk through) and then make Shrinky Dink necklaces in our drop-in studios. Your kids will have a new piece of jewelry to wear to school on Monday!

See you Saturday,