Workshops, Special Events, For Kids & Families

School Vacation Week: Trash Music

Trash Springs to Life!

Included with museum admission

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 from 10:30am - 3pm

Location: Atrium

Trash Music | 10:30–11 am | Meet at the information desk

Follow a raccoon family on a frolicking nighttime foray for garbage during a reading of Nancy Shaw's Raccoon Tune. Make a simple drum from recycled materials. For families with children up to 6 years old.


Recycled-Makeup Portraits | 10:30 am–3 pm | Atrium

Mixed-media artist Heidi Aishman's latest work includes a series of remarkable animal portraits created with discarded makeup, currently on view in Trash Menagerie. Watch her create new portraits inspired by live animal models and objects from PEM's collection.


Creature Feature | 11–11:30 am | Atrium

Dean Kosch of Curious Creatures introduces unusual wild animals the might be considered unattractive, even ugly. Kosch explores why people consider some animals beautiful and others less so, while artist Heidi Aishman creates an animal portrait using discarded makeup.


Creature Portraits | 11:30 am–1 pm | Atrium

Use discarded makeup to create an animal portrait inspired by live models from Curious Creatures. Artist Heidi Aishman provides advice and encouragement.

Recycled Critters | Noon–3 pm | Art Studios

Construct animals out of different types of recycled materials each day. Make one of each and create a trash menagerie collection to display at home!


Family Gallery Exploration: Animals in Art | 1–1:30 pm | Meet at the information desk

Discover fascinating animals in PEM's galleries and exhibitions. For families with children ages 5 and up. Reservations by April 17.

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Part of School Vacation Week

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