Spring Break Art Days

April 6–10, 2015

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 many of our galleries are closed during Spring Break in preparation for the Graduate Degree Exhibition.

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 per day ($70 ArtMembers)
Register for three or more days and save $15 per day!

Post-Camp (3pm – 6 pm): $25 per day ($20 ArtMembers)
Register for three or more days and save $5 per day!

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Make it Move, the Art of Mobiles
Monday, April 6
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.

Op & Pop Art
Tuesday, April 7
Explore the world of Op and Pop artists in the Cranbrook collection! Challenge your mind and hands creating Op (optical) and Pop (popular culture) art. You’ll create artwork inspired by Pop Artist Andy Warhol, and dive into the world of optical illusions of Bridget Riley.

Origami and Beyond
Wednesday, April 8
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.

Painting and Drawing En Plein Air
Thursday, April 9
The French phrase “en plein air” means in the open air. Study en plein air paintings in the Museum’s vault before heading outdoors to draw and paint nature scenes on the Cranbrook campus.

Printmaking Methods
Friday, April 10
In this introduction to printmaking, you’ll develop your drawing skills and explore a variety of printmaking processes, such as gyotaku, stamping, and screen-print – looking to great artists in the collection for guidance.


Questions or comments? 

Please contact:
Kelly Lyons, Curator of Education
p: 248.645.3314
e: klyons@cranbrook.edu