Classes

2017

 

April 

 

Thursday, April 13 | 10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Messy Creations: Stamp, Drip and Print

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Stamp, drip and print your way into the Spring holiday! Young makers will stamp and drip paint from eggs, print with potatoes and create themed art that can be displayed every year! Registration includes all-day museum admission for both parent and child.

Although smocks are provided, you may want to bring a change of clothes for the young art maker.

Ages: 2 – 5; child must be accompanied by adult.

Cost: Members, $6; Nonmembers, $14 | Min 5, Max 12

 

Movie Day: Big Hero 6

Friday April 14, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Calling all high-tech heroes! Join us on Spring Holiday for a heroic showing of Big Hero 6. After enjoying the flick and a buttery snack with Hiro and Baymax, try out your robotic skills with marshmallow bots and coding activities. Movie day will conclude with a special visit from SMCC Storytelling Institute. Open seating available until room capacity is reached.

Ages: All

Cost: Free with admission; registration not required.

 

Wednesday, April 19 | 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Homeschool Historians: Andy Warhol

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Learn about Andy Warhol’s iconic Pop Art. Get inspired by pop art found in the Caped Crusaders and Everyday Heroes exhibit and create screen printed artwork of your own. Homeschool Historians occurs every third Wednesday of the month introducing a different famous artist, art movement and fine art technique every month.

Registration fee includes 1 participating child, 1 adult and siblings under age 5. Activities for siblings under age 5 are included. Each additional participating child ages 5 and older must pay registration fee.

Ages: 5-12

Cost: Members $7; Nonmember $12 | Min 5, Max 12

 

May 

 

Saturday, May 6 | 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Art Core: Cityscape Murals

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Create a cityscape inspired by the mural found in the Caped Crusaders and Everyday Heroes exhibit by artist Greg Gossel. Registration includes all-day museum admission.

Ages: 5-12

Cost: Members $8; Nonmember $16 | Min 5, Max 12

 

Wednesday, May 10 | 10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Infant Messy Creations: Mommy and Me Art

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Create lasting memories and artwork with your infant as we honor mom’s at this Mother’s Day workshop. *Although smocks are provided, you may want to bring a change of clothes for the young art maker.

Ages: 6 months – 24 months; child must be accompanied by adult.

Cost: Members, $5; nonmembers, $13 | Min 5, Max 12

 

Superheroes Night Out

Friday, May 12 | 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

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Looking for a parent’s night out but want your child/children to have a fun night, too? Look no further! Bring your little superheroes for dinner, a movie, activities and exclusive museum time to explore the Caped Crusaders and Everyday Heroes exhibit in this drop-off program. Parents can take advantage of Downtown Mesa’s 2nd Friday event for food, art and entertainment. Pre-registration is required and limited. *Children must be toilet trained.

Ages: 4+

Cost: $20 per child | Min 6, Max 20

 

Multi-generational Mother’s Day Tea Party

Saturday, May 13 | 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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Join us as we celebrate Mothers and Grandmothers with this Mother’s Day Tea Party. We will create cucumber sandwiches, decorate a mug for the woman of honor, sip tea and build memories. *Each participant must register. Registration includes admission.

Ages: 4+

Cost: Members, $12; Nonmembers, $15 | Min 12, Max 40

 

 

Homeschool Historians: Mary Cassatt

Wednesday, May 17 | 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

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Learn about American Impressionist Mary Cassatt while creating a pastel portrait just in time for Mother’s Day! Homeschool Historians occurs every third Wednesday of the month introducing a different famous artist, art movement and fine art technique every month.

Registration fee includes 1 participating child, 1 adult and siblings under age 5. Activities for siblings under age 5 are included. Each additional participating child ages 5 and older must pay registration fee.

Ages: 5-12

Cost: Members $7; Nonmember $12 | Min 5, Max 12

 

Messy Creations: Creative Superpowers

Wednesday, May 24 | 10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

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Strengthen your creative superpowers with art activities themed to the Caped Crusaders and Everyday Heroes exhibit.

Ages: 2 – 5; child must be accompanied by adult.

Cost: Members, $6; Nonmembers, $14 | Min 5, Max 12

 

 

 

June  

 

Summer STEAM Labs

Tuesday, June 6 - Friday, June 9  | 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Keep the wheels turning during summer break with these STEAM workshops designed to engage school-age children visiting the museum during exhibition down-time. Learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math with a variety of themed activities each day. Parent can stay or drop-off.

Register for one day or the entire week! *Registration includes admission.

Daily themes:

Tuesday-Nano-technology

Wednesday-Light

Thursday-Coding

Friday-Robotics

Ages: 5 - 12

Cost: Daily: Members, $12; Nonmembers, $16

 

 

Multi-generational Father’s Day Tinkershop

Saturday, June 17 | 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

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Join us as we celebrate Fathers and Grandfathers with this Father’s Day Tinkershop. Fathers, Grandfathers and children will enjoy a morning creating and experiencing together with hands on activities including creating a buzz bot. *Each participant must register. Registration includes admission.

Ages: 4+

Cost: Members, $12; Nonmembers, $15

 

 

July 

 

Summer Camp: Monster Mayhem

Monday, July 10 – Friday, July 14

Half-day: 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Full-day: 8:30 a.m. -4 p.m.

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This summer, monstrous imagination and science collide at the i.d.e.a. Museum. Children ages 5 to 10 will experience a hands-on STEAM camp like no other focused on monsters. Half- and full-day options available. Prices vary; members receive discount.

 

 

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