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Open Studio at BYU Museum of Art

(Last Updated On: January 31, 2020)

We always enjoy visiting the BYU Museum of Art (MOA). This museum is free and there are always lots of great exhibits. But one of the best things about the BYU MOA is that they have FREE art classes for families.

This room is used for the family art classes, and the toddler art classes. It’s all set up for art with kids!

On the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of every month (check the calendar before you go, just in case), families can participate in an art project between 11 am and 1 pm. The projects are geared around one of the exhibits. When we were at the BYU Museum of Art, there was a stained glass exhibit. When we checked in at the Open Studio room they had us visit the exhibit with a paper giving us directions to look for certain patterns and techniques in the stained glass.

We received our assignment here at the room to go study the stained glass exhibit.

Once we were done exploring the exhibit, we returned to the art room to create our own art. We were able to watercolor with 7 different techniques that were meant to look like different stained glass patterns. We had so much fun exploring with art, and especially being able to do it as a family. We learned a lot about art, and we want to go back another week so we can see what different art project they will have going on.

Everything we needed was set out on the tables. There were a few students there helping, but there was an instruction sheet that helped us as we tried different techniques.

We had such a great time exploring art together.

This program is FREE, and definitely worth trying out with your family. There is also a free preschool program during the week, but check it out first, because it requires registration.

We loved Open Studio. The boys were so proud of their artwork.




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