Spring Break Art Days
April 7-11, 2014

Spring Break Art Days at Cranbrook Art Museum features five day-long workshops for students in grades two through seven, each day focusing on a new theme.  Each workshop draws inspiration from the Museum’s collection.  Students go into the Museum Vaults to see artwork firsthand, a unique experience as our galleries are closed during Spring Break.

Teaching artists from Cranbrook Academy of Art guide students as they create and explore art, architecture, and design using Cranbrook’s amazing collections!  All art supplies and materials are included with program registration.  Students must bring a lunch.  Limited need-based scholarships are available.

Spring Break Art Day (9am - 3pm): $75 ($69 ArtMembers)
Spring Break Art Week (5 days): $330 ($300 Art Members)
Post-Camp (3pm - 6 pm): $25 per day or $100 for the week

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Register today!

Origami and Beyond
Monday, April 7
Explore the art of origami and possibilities of paper. Learn the ancient art of paper-folding techniques with step-by-step instructions. Then let your creativity run wild with paper cutting and weaving methods as you discover the potential of paper.

Imagine, Design, Invent

Tuesday, April 8
Become a designer and learn what it takes to transform ideas into reality. Explore the process of furniture design using Cranbrook Art Museum's extensive collection as inspiration. Bring your own design creations to life in this workshop filled with imagination and innovation!

Pop Art!

Wednesday, April 9
Taking inspiration from famous Pop Artists, including Andy Warhol, explore an artful approach to the everyday.  Learn about the history of the Pop Art movement while creating beautiful works of art.  Be inspired by the art of the everyday - comics, advertisements or even popular logos – in this workshop.

Make it Move, the Art of Mobiles

Thursday, April 10
Try your hand at kinetic sculpture in this mobile-making workshop.  Study the works of famous kinetic sculptors including Alexander Calder and Mark di Suvero.  Learn about the art of weight and balance while creating your own unique sculptures.

Dream House

Friday, April 11
Design a house limited only by your imagination! Get inspired by architectural drawings, models, and works of art in the Museum’s collection. Learn how scale and measurement are used to create floor plans, elevations, and sections.  Build a model representing the house of your dreams.  

Questions or comments? 

Please contact:                  
Kelly Lyons, Curator of Education
p: 248.645.3314


Spring Break
Art Days
(Grades 2-7)