Saturday, February 11, 2012

Brighten Up February Sundays in Houston with Art Time

Travel to the past this February, exploring Greek myths and more!
Join us at the February Sunday Family Zone & Studio:
Vessels of Imagination: Exploring Greek Vases.

Sundays, February 12, 19 & 26
14 p.m.

Every Sunday, it´s ArtTime/FamilyTime at the MFAH. On February 12, 19, and 26, visit the Family Zone in Gallery 200, Beck Building, Second Level. Spend some time with the friendly family educators—sit on a pillow and read, sketch a work of art, and get involved in an investigation of a work of art. In the studio, create an art project inspired by original works of art on display in the Family Zone.

Sunday Storytime: Make connections between the storybook, Young Zeus by G. Brian Karas, and an ancient Greek vase that shows many of the same Greek gods—Zeus, Hera, and more! (begins at 1:30 p.m.)

Creation Station: At this family-friendly workshop, artists encourage families to create art using materials or ideas similar to those used by the artist who created the featured work of art on display in the Family Zone. At this program, participants will use stencils to create a Greek vase shape and then design and decorate their vessel with stories, just like the ancient Greeks.

Gallery Investigations: An MFAH educator at the Gallery Cart has looking games, books, and hands-on activities for families to use when exploring the shapes, stories, and designs of ancient Greek vases. (2-4 p.m.)

Sketching in the Galleries: An MFAH teaching artist guides adults and children of all drawing levels at this informal program. There will be a special drawing sheet that families can use to sketch the many designs on the different parts of a vase—often called the mouth, neck, shoulders, belly, and feet, just like the human body.

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is located at 1001 Bissonnet Street in Houston's Museum District. Free parking is available across the street from the Law Building. For more information about programs and admission discounts, visit  or call 713-639-7300. 

Until the next nap time...