Family Program Member Preview

September 7, 2019
9:30am4:00pm
Carter Member Family Program Preview

The first Saturday of September, we are celebrating our reopening by having three of our family programs on one day: Itty Bitty Art, Toddler Studio, and our brand new Family Workshop. All three of these programs will only be available to Carter Members. If you are not currently a member of the museum, please join here.

Itty Bitty Art is a monthly program that occurs on the third Tuesday and Saturday of each month. Two classes occur on each date: one for infants under 12 months old and one for young toddlers between 12 and 24 months old. Each program brings in early childhood specialists to teach children and their favorite adults tips and tricks for enhancing their curiosity and imagination while using the Carter’s collection as inspiration.

Questions? Email education@cartermuseum.org or call 817.989.5013.

Itty-Bitty Art: Infant Music
9:30-10:30 a.m.
Infant Program
Let’s make some music! Bring your infant (up to 12 months) to engage with Jennifer DeSantis, early childhood music specialist. She will lead a session that includes singing, instrument play, creative movement, and dancing. Caregivers will learn to recognize early music behaviors such as singing and moving, as well as how to utilize music during daily rituals at home. Please bring a blanket to use during this program and be sure to wear comfortable clothing.
Registration for this program opens August 15. Max 2 adults per child, no siblings.
This session is only available for Carter Members.
Sign up here.

Itty-Bitty Art: Creative Movement
9:30-10:30 a.m.
Infant Program
Let’s dance! Bring your infant (up to 12 months) to dance and move with Sarah Newton, lecturer in dance at TCU. Learn about creative movement and how to understand your baby’s movements to express an emotion, explore an idea, or discover new movement potential. In this session, you will move with your baby, discovering the joy and possibilities of movement in relationship to the elements of art. Please be sure to wear comfortable clothing.
Registration for this program opens August 15. Max 2 adults per child, no siblings.
This session is only available for Carter Members.
Sign up here.

Itty-Bitty Art: The Little Gym
9:30-10:30 a.m.
Young Toddler Program
Art and exercise come together in this young toddler (12 to 24 months) program! Explore movement with Taleisha Goodson, an instructor at The Little Gym with a background in psychology and child development. This program is designed to help build the skills needed as children become mobile. It will focus on strengthening your child’s core to help with balance and stabilization and promoting inner ear development. While your child discovers new colors, movements, and sounds with fascination and joy, you’ll discover new smile muscles you never knew you had! Children should be dressed in comfortable clothing (dresses are not ideal) for this program.
Registration for this program opens August 15. Max 2 adults per child, no siblings.
This session is only available for Carter Members.
Sign up here.

Itty-Bitty Art: Toddler Music
9:30-10:30 a.m.
Young Toddler Program
Bring your young toddler (ages 12–24 months) to the Carter for an art-filled experience! Participate with Lauren Davis, early childhood music teacher, as she leads a session that includes music-making activities. Musical activities include creative movement, dancing, instrument play, and singing. Caregivers will learn to recognize early music behaviors such as singing and moving, as well as how to utilize music during daily rituals at home. Please bring a blanket to use during this program and be sure to wear comfortable clothing.
Registration for this program opens August 15. Max 2 adults per child, no siblings.
This session is only available for Carter Members.
Sign up here.

Toddler Studio: Nature Explorers
10 a.m.–Noon
Toddler Program
Toddler Studio is a monthly program where toddlers, ages two to three years old, and their favorite grown-up can explore artworks in the Carter together. Using multiple ways to play, all connected to a work of art, families can learn about art by exploring, playing, reading, and creating a work of art to take home. This month, toddlers and grown-ups will learn about The Hunter’s Return by Thomas Cole. This landscape painting in the Carter’s collection will set us on an adventure to explore other landscape paintings, read books about the great outdoors, and participate in several nature-inspired activities.
Toddler Studio is come and go between 10 a.m.–noon. Dress for comfort!
Registration for this program opens August 15. Max 2 adults per child, no siblings.
This session is only available for Carter Members.
Sign up here.

Family Workshop: Puente Nuevo by Justin Favela
2–4 p.m.
Family program
Family Workshops occur once a quarter and are designed for children 6 to 12 years old and their favorite adults. Each Family Workshop will have a themed tour before you and your family make your own masterpiece that encourages creativity as a family.
This quarter, witness a work of art being made! Be inspired by Puente Nuevo by Justin Favela and visit with him as he creates his work of art in the Carter’s galleries. Then, a museum educator will take you and your family on a tour of other works in our collection to find your own inspiration. Come together as a family and create your own colorful tissue paper masterpiece. Snacks provided.
All participants must register for a spot. Registration for this program opens August 15. This session is only available for Carter members.
Sign up here.

Questions? Email education@cartermuseum.org or call 817.989.5013.

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