What is Masterpiece Friday?

Storytime, artmaking and a “lollipop” tour of GreenHill’s current exhibition are in store for you each and every Friday morning during the school year. Activities are geared toward children age 5 and younger. Admission is $6/person, Free for Household level members and above. 


Lollipop Tours in the gallery 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 galleries 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 exhibition in the gallery, with a focus on math skills and number recognition.


GreenHill’s Early Bird Friday | Summertime in the studios

Fridays from 10am - 12pm

During the summer join us for open studios for the early bird. Start your Fridays with a fresh painting, a 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 artmaking experience in the studios as well as take time to view the current exhibition in the galleries at GreenHill. Perfect for ages 1 and up. $6.00 per person.




January 4 | Feathers for Lunch by Lois Ehlert. Activity | Clay Birds Nests

January 11 | It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles Shaw. Activity | Milk Blot Paintings

January 18 | Leon the Chameleon. Activity | Chameleon Masks

January 25 | Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll. Activity | Color Mixing Mice



February 1 | Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner. Activity | Chalk Pastel Snowmen

February 8 | Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina. Activity | Funny Paper Hats

February 15 | The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds. Activity | Dot Paintings

February 22 | Anasi the Spider by Gerald McDermott. Activity | Monoprints


MARCH 2019

March 1 | If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Numeroff. Activity | Pancake Pillows

March 8 | Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? Activity | Animal Totems

March 15 | My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss. Activity | Oil pastel and Watercolor

March 22 Is It Rough? Is It Smooth? Is It Shiny? By Tana Hoban. Activity | Painting on Foil

March 29 Not a Box by Antoinette Portis.  Activity | Cardboard Spaceship


APRIL 2019

April 5 | This Is the House That Jack Built by Simms Taback. Activity | Collage Houses

April 12 | Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert. Activity | Leaf Prints

April 19 Big Little by Leslie Patricelli. Activity | Big and Little Drawings

April 26 Lucy’s Picture by Nicola Moon. Activity | Collage Landscapes


MAY 2019

May 3 | Ish by Peter H. Reynolds. Activity | Colorful Decoupage 

May 10 | Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. Activity| Musical Shakers

May 17 | The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. Activity | Tissue Paper Collage Stained Glass

May 24 Nino’s Mask by Jeanette Winter. Activity | Animal Masks

Mary 31 My Monster Mama Loves Me So by Laura Leuck. Activity | Mixed Media Monster Sculpture


JUNE 2019

June 7The Puddle Pail by Elisa Kleven. Activity | Chalk Marbling