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Family Studio

We have exciting programming for families this spring! Make sure to note the date and time for each event. Family Studio is recommended for children kindergarten through 6th grade and their families, but older and younger children are always welcome.

Register at on Eventbrite to reserve your space. Parents and guardians are asked to participate with their child during the program. Visit the online calendar for the latest information as topics may change slightly.

Family Programs are supported in part by a City of Auburn K-12 Arts Education Outreach Grant. A five-dollar suggested donation is appreciated in continued support of programs.

Thinking Out of the Box - Meet Stacey Rathert - Saturday, February 3rd

Thinking Out of the Box – Meet Stacey Rathert – Saturday, February 3rd 10:30am-12:00pm Register

This year’s Out of the Box first place winner Stacey Rathert will join us for a special Family Studio. Come listen to Stacey talk about her work and create your own artwork to take home!

Exploring Audubon Quadrupeds - Sunday March 18th

Exploring Audubon Quadrupeds with The Lizard Lady – Sunday, March 18th 1:30-3:00pm Register

Dr. Nicole F. Angeli joins us to read her book The Lizard Lady and answer questions about taking care of animals and the work she does as a scientist! After listening to Dr. Angeli, we will create our own scientific illustrations inspired by JCSM’s Audubon Quadrupeds exhibition.

Spring Community Night - Thursday, April 26th

Spring Community Night, Thursday, April 26th 5:00-8:00pm Register

Join us for our first Spring Community Night! Artist Laura Murray will visit to share her work as an illustrator and talk about her coloring book Amazing Alabama. Expect to run into some critters you will find pictures of in the Audubon exhibition, enjoy tasty treats, and more!

The Dramatic Museum - Saturday, May 19th

The Dramatic Museum – Saturday, May 19th 1:30-3:00 Register

Our friends from Auburn Area Community Theater are helping us bring the art to life! Learn about how we can connect to art through movement, sound, and acting.

TBD - Saturday, June 16th

Saturday, June 16th, 1:30-3:00pm Register

Join us for a fun family studio! Lesson and theme TBD!

Summertime Splash - Sunday, July 8th

Summertime Splash – Sunday, July 8th 1:30-3:00pm Register

Beat the heat and come create watercolor paintings with us inspired by the 77th Annual National Watercolor Society Exhibition!

Homeschool Programs

This Spring we are offering two different programs for homeschool families!

All Homeschool programs are free and open to all ages. Please register on Eventbrite to reserve your space! We ask that an adult or guardian stays with your child(ren) for the duration of the program.

Homeschool Connection

Homeschool Connection – February 26th and April 9th from 1-2pm.

We began piloting Homeschool Connection during the Fall 2017 semester in collaboration with the educators from the Auburn Arts Association’s Art for Homeschoolers Classes. Each Homeschool Connection session offers a 20-minute participatory presentation in the auditorium that teaches the concepts and vocabulary of the day. Then, homeschool families are provided with a self-guided resource to use as they explore these concepts in the galleries. Educators are available in the galleries to help with the activity.

In February, we will focus on our new Audubon exhibition, and in April we will focus on printmaking.

Register for our February program here

Register for our April program here

Homeschool Art Club

Homeschool Art Club – May 15th from 1-2:30pm, June 11th and additional date that week, Times TBD

Homeschool Art Club is a new program that will be a Family Studio style program (our weekend public program) created just for homeschool families! Each Art Club will feature a project that is different from our Family Studio project that month. We will start each Art Club by visiting the galleries and then will complete an art project inspired by the theme that day!

Our May project will be inspired by works on display from the JCSM permanent collection, and our June date will focus on our visiting artist Florence Neal! Florence attended Auburn University, and currently works in New York City. She is the founder of the Kentler International Drawing Space. Florence will be turning one of our galleries into her printmaking studio the week of June 11th-16th. Our Art Club will be a two-part class, starting on Monday at the Arboretum where Florence will be creating tree rubbings. Then we will plan a second art club that week so you can come to JCSM and see Florence create prints and make artwork of your own!

Register for our May program here

Looking for teen programs? The Teen TBD design competition and event registration is open. Find out more here:

Gallery Resources

New! Gallery resources for all visitors. Come add your voice to JCSM and participate using our new resources.

Gallery Guide

Our new participatory Gallery Guide, suggested for families with children ages six and up, can now be found in the museum lobby. Collect Gallery Cards as you explore our new exhibitions and get your guide stamped with the date of your visit to keep your booklet as a memento from your trip to JCSM!

OOTB Instagram

Our Out of the Box exhibition has some questions for you! Visit our special exhibition Instagram account, jcsm_outofthebox, to answer prompts about the artwork, and like or share the images with friends.