MASTERPIECE FRIDAY

What is Masterpiece Friday?

Story-time, art making, sensory activities and a “lollipop” tour of GreenHill’s most current exhibition are in store for you each and every Friday morning at 11:00 am. Activities are geared toward children age 5 and younger.  Free with admission or membership. 

 

Lollipop Tours in The Gallery at GreenHill include:

Eye Spy Lollipop Tour: Young children will play eye spy to develop their ability to look closely at the details of a work of art.

Art Response Scavenger Hunt: Children will take a walking tour of the gallery and determine which works of art they attribute to certain feelings, with a focus on emotional awareness and vocabulary development.

Seeing Shapes & Colors Lollipop Tour: Children will identify the shapes and colors they find during a walking tour of the current exhibition in The Gallery.

Touch & Feel Lollipop Tour: Young children will develop an understanding of the textures they see in the current exhibition in The Gallery through the handling of surfaces and objects they can touch and feel.

Hidden Numbers Lollipop Tour: Children will identify the numbers of people, places and things they find in artwork during a walking tour of the current exhibition in The Gallery, with a focus on math skills and number recognition.

 

MASTERPIECE FRIDAY CALENDAR 

SEPTEMBER 2017

SEP 1 | Big Little by Leslie Patricelli. Activity | Gigantic Paintings.

SEP 8 | Rain Romp by Jane Kurts. Activity | Paint with droppers, sponges and sprayers.

SEP 15 | It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles G. Shaw. Activity | Ooey Gooey Slime.

SEP 22 | Color Zoo by Lois Ehlert. Activity | Fingerpaint Animals.

SEP 29 | Is it Rough? Is it Smooth? Is it Shiny? By Tana Hoban Activity | Balloon Painting.

 

OCTOBER 2017

OCT 6 | My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss. Activity | Shaving Cream Prints.

OCT 13 | White Rabbit’s Color Book by Alan Baker. Activity | Scented Salt Dough Creations.

OCT 20 | Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert. Activity | Colorful Leaf Prints.

OCT 27 | Feathers for Lunch by Lois Ehlert. Activity | Clay Bird Nests. 

 

NOVEMBER 2017

NOV 3 | The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. Activity | Clay Café Creations.

NOV 10 | Building Closed for Veterans Day

NOV 17 | Not a Box by Antoinette Portis. Activity | Rolling Marble Paintings.

NOV 24 | Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll. Activity | Smelly Paints. 

 

DECEMBER 2017

DEC 1 | We’re going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen. Activity | Clay Bear Caves.

DEC 8 | Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do you Hear? by Eric Carle. Activity | Animal Track Paintings.

DEC 15 | The Snowman by Raymond Briggs. Activity | Magic Snow.

DEC 22 | The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. Activity | Ice Paintings.

DEC 29 | If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Numeroff. Activity | Cooking Clay Breakfast.

 

JANUARY 2018

JAN 5 | White Snow, Bright Snow by Alvin Tressfelt. Activity | Clay Igloos.

JAN 12 | Colors Around Us by Shlley Rotner. Activity | Oil and Watercolor Paintings.

JAN 19 | Ten, Nine, Eight by Molly Bang. Activity | Painting with Hands and Feet.

JAN 26 | Black on White by Tana Hoban. Activity | Potato Print Adventures. 

 

FEBRUARY 2018

FEB 2 | No Trouble at All by Sally Grindly. Activity | Clay Picnic Party.

FEB 9 | Will You by My Friend by Nancy Tarfuri. Activity | Apple Prints .

FEB 16 | GoodNight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown. Activity | Magic Moon Dough.

FEB 23 | Museum Shape by Gisela Voss. Activity | Silly Shape Hats. 

 

MARCH 2018

MAR 2 | Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina. Activity | Creative Hats & Crowns.

MAR 9 | The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds. Activity | Splat Paintings.

MAR 16 | Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. Activity | Alphabet slime.

MAR 23 | Night Becomes Day by Richard McGuire. Activity | CD SunCatchers.

MAR 30 | The Monster at the End of This Book by Jon Stone. Activity | Silly Monster Masks.

 

APRIL 2018

APR 6 | My Many Colored Days by Dr. Suess. Activity | Rainbow Slime.

APR 13 | Circle Dogs by Kevin Henkes. Activity | Tennis Ball paintings.  

APR 20 | Freight Train by Donald Crews. Activity | Painting with Wheels.

APR 27 | Pete’s a Pizza by William Steig. Activity | Cooking in the Clay Pizza Kitchen.

 

MAY 2018

MAY 4 | Counting by Lesa Cline-Ransome. Activity | Magic Fabric Wands.

MAY 11 | You’ll Never Guess by Fiona Dunbar. Activity | Magic Mystery Slime.

MAY 18 | The Little School Bus by Carol Roth. Activity | Cardboard Box Cars.

MAY 25 | Harold and The Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson. Activity | Giant Purple Paintings.

 

GreenHill’s Early Bird Friday | Summertime in the ArtQuest Studios

During the summer join us for Open Studio for the early bird. Start your Fridays with a fresh painting, nice blob of clay, or read a story and build with blocks. Early Bird Fridays are a time when families can enjoy a self-guided art making experience in the studios as well as take time to view the current exhibition in The Gallery at GreenHill. Perfect for ages 1 and up. $6.00 per person.