‘Art Kids Summer’ offers creative activities at Philadelphia Museum of Art

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Kid creatives of all ages can enjoy a summer of fun and learning at the Philadelphia Museum of Art as Art Kids Summer returns for another year.

Featuring kid-friendly tours, summer workshops, and much more, the Art Kids Summer is offering a collection of events that stoke the flames of creativity, imagination, and artistry in a family-friendly atmosphere.

From monthly family festivals to Pokemon parties to storytime, there is no shortage of things to do in July and August at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Families can enjoy ‘Fancy, Fierce, + Ferocious’ on Aug. 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., which features helmets, jewelry, and other decorated wear. They can also enjoy artmaking with local costume designer and multi-media artist Salma Garcia Nolasco and a pop-up studio with local printmaker and sculptor Maddie Conover.

Children ages 5-8 can check out a series of one-day workshops where museum teachers will guide them through galleries before they participate in hands-on activities in the museum classrooms.

Based on the work of Allegheny-native impressionist Mary Cassatt and the museum’s exhibition titled ‘Mary Cassatt at Work’, the Philadelphia Museum of Art hosts ‘Cassatt Storytime’ on July 25 and Aug. 22, from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.

Families can also make art together at the museum’s Art Kids Studio, with themes such as Creature Features, Flashy, Friendly, Ferocious, and Home for Beasts Big and Small.

“Every kid is an art kid,” said Lindsey Bloom, Manager of Family Programs in a statement. “We’re excited to offer programs that engage kids and families through a variety of art-making activities. Whether you’re a regular visitor or new to the museum, Art Kids can be a part of your summer.”

Families can enjoy Art Kid Summer now through Aug. 25.

For more information and a complete schedule of event, visit philamuseum.org