Artworks and a girl drawing

Family Weekend Workshops: Make Your Mark!

Saturday, Oct 21, 2023
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tickets free with reservations


Choose an image from a pre-printed selection of photos or snap your own at the Snap Yourself photo booth and then use different art techniques to create works inspired by artists Andy Warhol and Julie Mehretu. Both Warhol and Mehretu convey personal messages about the world surrounding them through mark-making, color, and photo manipulation. While Warhol’s works often used portraits or popular products to talk about American culture and consumerism, Mehretu uses pictures and drawings layered atop images of cities to describe movement and emotion.

Take a photo of yourself to transform into a Warhol-style portrait or feel inspired by Mehretu and create movement using maps of Los Angeles as your canvas. And don’t forget to visit The Broad’s third-floor galleries to see and get inspired by the artworks of both Julie Mehretu and Andy Warhol!

Family Weekend Workshops take place outdoors on the East-West Bank Plaza at The Broad and offer free activities and workshops to engage with the art on view in the museum. Workshops give families the opportunity to make their own artworks to take home, inspired by the Broad collection and works on view in the museum. Family Weekend Workshops are free with advance ticket reservations. Ticketholders also have access to the museum galleries where they can use the family audio guide narrated by LeVar Burton and participate in a scavenger hunt. Walk-ups without reserved tickets may be accommodated, pending capacity.  

For Ages 3 and Up

This program is intended for children age 3+ and their families.

Image credits:(Top left) Andy Warhol, Liz [Early Colored Liz], 1963. Synthetic polymer and silkscreen ink on canvas. The Broad Art Foundation. © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York (Bottom left) Julie Mehretu, Congress, 2003. Ink and acrylic on canvas. The Broad Art Foundation. ©Julie Mehretu

This iteration of The Broad’s Family Weekend Workshops is presented as part of Grand Avenue Arts: All Access. See the full schedule of activities and destinations to explore on Grand Avenue on Saturday at


know before you go

Timed tickets are available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Families who reserve tickets in advance will receive a wristband when they check in onsite at the museum. Workshops are available to families with wristbands on a first-come, first-served basis. Walk-ups are encouraged pending capacity.

Tickets include same-day access to The Broad. Tickets to this event do not include access to Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Room—The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away (2013), and must be booked separately

For information on our current health and safety policies, visit Know Before You Go & FAQ. Visitor policies are subject to change.

About Family Weekend Workshops

The Broad's Family Weekend Workshops offer free activities and workshops to engage with the art of The Broad. Workshops give families the opportunity to make their own artworks to take home, inspired by the Broad collection. Family Weekend Workshops are free but have limited availability. Entrance is not guaranteed without a reservation. Family Weekend Workshops are presented by Leading Partner East West Bank.

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