We are overjoyed to share with you our upcoming season of family and educational programs. Registration is now open, so don’t forget to mark your calendars and get ready to learn, create, and put a spring in your step with us. Well enjoy conversations about art, explore visual literacy, and even partake in yoga for the whole family! We hope these programs for learners of all ages offer you moments of connection and inspiration.

Theres nothing like a new season at #Reynolda. See you soon!
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
Outdoor classes will be held weather permitting while adhering to physical distancing guidelines. Adults should wear masks and children over 2 are encouraged to wear masks when possible while in the program space. All in-person, outdoor programs subject to change.  

FAMILY FIRST WORKSHOPS
First Sunday of each month, outdoors or by kit
2-4 p.m.
$15; $12 Members unless otherwise noted. Art materials provided.
February 7

Combine your love for art with your love for friends and family as you create unique, handmade valentines to share. You’ll receive a valentine-making kit that includes an assortment of materials for collage and stencilling, or you can select the special watercolor valentine set which will include a watercolor set, watercolor paper for cards, and oil pastels.
March 7

Are you interested in animation and making drawings move? As artist Juan Fontanive took inspiration from 18th- and 19th-century artists’ drawings of hummingbirds, we will take inspiration from his clockwork Ornithology series to create our own story through pages of illustrations.
April 11

Stitch your own felt butterfly, hummingbird, or bumblebee and a flower that can become either brooches or ornaments for display. Kits with pre-selected colors will also be available for completing this project at home.
May 2

As seen in Cross-Pollination: Heade, Cole, Church, and Our Contemporary Moment, artist Paula Hayes created terraria as a way of bringing nature inside. In this workshop with Reynolda Gardens and Reynolda House, you can create your own mini-terrarium and a figurine to inhabit it.
June 6

In this workshop, create two different types of kites and then test them out in Reynolda’s expansive front meadow. Kits will be available for completing this project at home.




ABOUT OUR FAMILY FIRST WORKSHOPS


Designed for children in grades 1 through 6 and their favorite adult, these monthly workshops encourage making art together.

Led by Reynolda House education specialists, families will create a special art project inspired by selected works of art in the historic house and galleries. Unless fully virtual, the workshops will take place outdoors in front of Reynolda House. Families will also receive a pass to return and visit the Museum at another time. For in-person workshops, there is also the option to pick up materials and complete the activity at home. Advance registration required. 
Tuesdays, February 16 and March 16 at 4 p.m.
Intergenerational; for ages 2 to 110
Free; registration required
Enjoy looking at art but not sure how to talk about it? Join educator Julia Hood for a virtual, interactive, family-friendly conversation with works of art from Reynolda’s collection.
Friday, April 30; Saturday, May 1;
Friday, May 28; Saturday, May 29;
Friday, June 25; Saturday, June 26
10 a.m.
Free for members, $10 general admission (price includes N.C. Sales Tax)
Advanced registration required.
Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their very young learners (0-3 yrs) in a stroller, front carrier, or backpack for a relaxed, socially distanced, and fun walking tour of the Reynolda grounds. Meet at the circle in front of the Museum’s front entrance.
New! Growga
March 27, April 10, May 8, June 12 at 10:30 a.m.
Intergenerational class for ages 3+ and their families
Free; donations encouraged
Join us for a time to move, breathe, and connect with yoga and mindfulness. Growga’s evidence-based curriculum is rooted in social-emotional learning competencies, taught through the lens of mindfulness in an engaging way that kids and families love. Classes will take place outdoors at Reynolda.
Select Fridays and Saturdays from 10-11:30 a.m.
$20/$15 Member, per family, per session.
Single-session of outdoor, in-person learning for 3-5-year-olds and a caregiver
Advance registration required
To promote reading readiness and visual literacy, preschoolers and their caregivers will explore Reynolda through activities that encourage dramatic play, music, movement, and art-making, taking a work of art or item from Reynolda’s collection as a starting point. The program will take place outside on the grounds; families are encouraged to bring a blanket upon which to sit and play. Sanitized materials will be provided per family group and participants may walk and collect their own natural items.

April 16 and 17: Exploring Martin Johnson Heade’s painting Orchid with Two Hummingbirds

May 14 and 15: Exploring Grant Wood’s painting Spring Turning
February 25 and March 25; 7-8 p.m. via Zoom
Webinar for parents or caregivers to young children 
Free; advance registration required
Looking at art with children builds life skills.

Join Reynolda’s early childhood specialist, Janie Bass, for a virtual workshop in which parents and caregivers can learn more about Visual Literacy and how activities and conversations can promote skills for pre-readers. Participants will become acquainted with some of Reynolda’s virtual resources for caregivers to use with children ages 2-5.
Fridays and three Saturdays from 10 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Ages 2-5, accompanied by an adult; younger siblings are welcome
Free; registration required
This storytime will be offered as a socially-distanced outdoor activity on the Reynolda lawn unless noted otherwise. Visit reynoldahouse.org/readaloud to see program updates and find previous Read-Aloud videos.

This storytime for pre-readers includes stories, songs or fingerplay, and suggested activities to do at home. Each month will focus on a different theme.

We will also post a shorter, pre-recorded storytime video as an alternative to each in-person program.

SPRING 2021 DATES

Box of four activities, with shipping: $90/$85 member (available without shipping in the Museum store)
Bag of individual activity: $22, member discounts available (only available in the Museum store)
Looking for art making activities to do while at home? We have activities available for purchase in the store, as well as Take Home Studio boxes of four Reynolda-inspired activities to make. The boxes are designed for ages 9 through adult. Recommended ages for the bags vary by activity.

Each Take Home Studio Box includes instructions and most materials for four art projects plus an exclusive Reynolda-themed sticker pack:

  • Watercolor "Batik" Painting
  • Nature Sketchbook
  • Vibrant Flower Painting
  • Top Hat or Nature Crown

Each Take Home Studio bag comes with instructions and most materials, and comes in an exclusive Reynolda cotton tote bag.