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School’s Out, Art’s In! Spring Break Workshops & More

No staycation is complete without a visit to The Rockwell! Find extra special workshops and games during spring break in Corning, April 15 – 18, 2019.

Workshops are included with regular museum admission. 45-minute workshops will begin at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Pre-registration encouraged; walk-ins welcome! Check in at The Rockwell (111 Cedar Street) to receive your workshop tickets.

Please note the following:

  • Every child must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Kids/teens (17 and under) FREE! Adults are required to pay museum admission to secure a time slot.
  • Forever Passes are accepted during spring break programming.

What’s In Your Pouch? With Artists Tony Moretti & Gwen QuigleyPouch Project

Monday, April 15, 2019 | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Who are you? What do you treasure? Make a leather pouch by sewing pieces of leather together and then embellish them with painted designs, beads, fringe, metal and feathers. Then, add a cord to wear your pouch in style!

Throughout history, many cultures have had different types of pouches, whether it’s Native American medicine bags, Cowboy saddle bags, Scottish sporrans (waist pouches), French paniers (baskets), purses or wallets. Pouches can represent a container for what we treasure. These special items often include coins, tinder for fire, sacred objects, seeds, herbs, pine cones, rocks, tobacco, bones, teeth, rattles, stones, animal fur, locks of hair and photos. Certain items would be kept for protection, good luck, healing or hunting.


Self-Portrait Collage with Rockwell EducatorsPortrait Collage

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

What makes you shine? Create a portrait that represents you. Draw and design your profile using paper, glue, paint and mixed-media materials to express your identity. Add shapes, symbols and images that connect to your personality. Many contemporary artists in The Rockwell collection express themselves through their artwork by using a variety of materials. Artists often experiment with combining materials in new and distinct ways. Unleash your creativity and play with materials to see what can be discovered. 


Animal Sculptures with artists Tony Moretti & Gwen QuigleyAnimal Sculpture Project

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Explore and deepen your connection to animals. We all relate to images we see. Why do some resonate and others not?  Animal images are used in art to help people understand their personal identity. After being inspired by Abraham Anik Ruben’s sculptures of birds, animals and spirits, create your own sculpture out of beeswax or soapstone. Using hands and simple tools, scrape away material from small soapstone pieces to create a small sculpture that represents an animal or a blend of animal traits (feather, claw, etc.) that resonate with you. Smaller hands will have the option to work with warmed beeswax as a medium to create their sculpture.


My ID Flag Garland with artist Shannah WarwickShannah Project Photo

Thursday, April 18, 2019 | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Explore your identity and think about the characteristics that makes you unique. Create your own textile flags inspired by The Rockwell’s Antigravity installation by artist Melissa Vandenberg located at the Museum entrance. Draw symbols that express your characteristics and incorporate them into a personal flag garland made of hand-dyed fabric. 


Adobe Pueblo Clay Station at the Art Lab

Monday – Thursday, April 15 – 18, 2019 | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to step into the one of the paintings at The Rockwell? Co-create an imaginary Adobe village at the Art Lab that will be constructed throughout the week. Get small, get miniature, and find your place in the high desert landscape. Using mostly natural materials and simple hand tools, participate in building a miniature village and its surrounding landscape. Make small structures using pre-mixed Adobe (native clay soil with water and chop straw) in addition to rocks, grasses, pine cones and acorns. Add cliffs, mesas, ladders, paths, plants, fields, trees, animals and people to the scene. Explore who you are in your community what makes your home a special place. 

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