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Family Day: Cartoon Creations

Step into the shoes of a comic book character at this month’s FREE Family Day at Mia! Enjoy a live drawing demo and a mini film festival of animated shorts, create your own cartoons, and make your own comic book.

Activity schedule:

Art-making: Pop Self-Portrait
Imagine yourself as a character in a comic, taking inspiration from the iconic works of artist Roy Lichtenstein.

Art-Making: Mini Movies
Explore the earliest form of animation by creating a thaumatrope, a spinning toy that uses optical illusion to create an image.

Gallery Hunt: Comic Book Adventures
Hunt for objects in the galleries to turn into comic-strip characters. For inspiration, look for surprise artists along the way.

Photo Booth: Action Shot!
You’ll be a hero in this comic book-inspired photo.

Demo: Live Drawing
Visit artists in the galleries as they draw inspiration from art on the walls to create their own comic and cartoon characters.
11AM – 4:30PM

Demo: Collaborative Characters
Use creativity and chance to help artists from Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute create whimsical comic and cartoon characters.

Mini Film Festival: Animated Shorts
Featuring daring adventures and hilarious characters, these animated shorts are enjoyable for kids and adults alike.
11:30AM, 1:30PM, 3:30PM

Pre-School Tours: Alphabet
Take a W-A-L-K around the museum looking for letters on a tour designed especially for little one.
11:30am & 12:30pm

Modern Art Cart

Japan Art Cart

Tour: Contemporary World Art
Discover works of art with a global perspective from the late 20th century until now. See how traditions and cultural practices—ranging from past to present—inform what artists create today.
2 & 3:30PM


Mia Family Day Major Sponsor:

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