Family Weekend Workshops | October 2019
The Broad's Family Weekend Workshops offer free art-focused activities and cooking demonstrations from Otium restaurant, located next to the museum. Reserve free advance tickets for your family to guarantee entrance into the event. Timed tickets are available every thirty minutes from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Walk-up entries available on a first-come, first-served basis. Family Weekend Workshops are for families with children ages 3 and up.
Workshops give families the opportunity to make their own souvenirs to take home, inspired by works in the Broad collection. This edition of workshops will include fun printmaking, poetry, and collage crafts inspired by Andy Warhol, Jenny Holzer, Takashi Murakami, and Mark Bradford.
Family Weekend Workshops are presented by Leading Partner East West Bank with support from Van Cleef & Arpels, and were developed in partnership with Community Arts Resources (CARS).
Timed tickets are available every thirty minutes from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Families who reserve tickets in advance will receive wristbands when they check in onsite at the museum. Families without advance tickets will receive wristbands for entry into the workshops on a first-come, first-served basis.RESERVE TICKETS
Print and Repeat
Andy Warhol was known for creating art that featured everyday objects, like soup cans and flowers, and pop culture figures during the time he lived, like Elvis and Marilyn Monroe. By using images that most people knew about or related to, he made art that everyone could understand. Warhol would often use screenprinting to create multiples of his art. Like the objects and people he portrayed, this type of art could be easily mass-produced.
Use printmaking techniques to create an artwork inspired by Warhol’s screenprinting process!
Jenny Holzer wanted to take art out of the museum and make it more accessible to the general public by printing text on billboards, park benches, and commercially printed items like T-shirts and posters. Holzer often used intense words and phrases in this art to critique social and political systems. She wanted to push the viewer outside of their everyday life to be more aware of the issues surrounding them.
Create a powerful poem using words and phrases from Holzer’s Inflammatory Essays!
Art and Emotion
Takashi Murakami is known for mixing traditional Japanese painting with pop culture elements, like anime, toys, and video games. His artwork often looks very playful and bright, but can sometimes have a darker meaning as you start to look closer. This activity is inspired by Murakami’s Hustle'n'Punch By Kaikai And Kiki. In this artwork he uses similar characters, but changes their facial features to depict a wide range of emotions.
Grab a character and add different facial features to create your own Murakami-inspired work of art!
Recycle and Accessorize
Mark Bradford is known for using discarded materials found on the streets of the city such as advertisements, flyers, billboards, comic books, and more! Bradford applies many layers of those materials on the surface of his canvas and then cuts, tears, and sands them down to create his artwork.
Create a wearable accessory out of recycled materials, inspired by Mark Bradford’s process and technique.
About Family Weekend Workshops
The Broad's Family Weekend Workshops offer free activities and workshops to engage with the art of The Broad museum as well as with acclaimed chef Timothy Hollingsworth of Otium, the restaurant adjacent to the museum. Workshops give families the opportunity to make their own creative souvenirs 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 with support from Van Cleef & Arpels, and were developed in partnership with Community Arts Resources (CARS).Read More