Numerous studies prove that art has extensive developmental benefits for children. Kids who are given opportunity to experiment with and create art develop stronger critical-thinking and creative problem-solving skills, greater empathy for others, and more ways to express themselves. Art is also a great way to develop fine motor and visual skills, and boost social development.
The Hyde offers numerous free programs — funded, in part by Stewart’s Shops and the Touba Family Foundation — for children of all ages.
On Friday (August 2), we have two wonderful events for the little learners and art lovers in your family.
Welcome to the show!!
At 10:30 am, Art Crawl gives infants a close look at William Glackens’ Hammerstein’s Roof Garden. This rooftop theater was a semi-outdoor vaudeville venue until 1915. We will practice being tight rope walkers and try out other gross motor skills in the classroom.
It’s the little things
From 10:30 to 11:30 am, families of all ages (and configurations) are invited to learn a little more about painting en plein air — outdoors in an Impressionistic style, with a focus on light and how it changes — at Pop Up Plein Air Family Fridays. Meet our educators on the lawn to look closely at the little things around us, then learn techniques to help draw them.