Young Learner Tour: Portrait Party

Kids rule and art is cool on this tour! 

Young Learner Tours, exclusively for children ages 3 to 6 and their guardians, are designed to get little bodies moving, minds thinking, hands making, and mouths talking about works of art.

Participants go on an adventure through the galleries and look closely at works in the collection. They learn about the museum, practice museum manners, and discover art concepts through developmentally appropriate discussions, a themed story, and hands-on activities.

During this portrait-focused tour, participants will:

  • Learn about subjects in art through a story, and explore the galleries to compare two portraits.
  • Step into the shoes of portrait subjects through posing, and discover how body language and facial expressions express feelings.
  • Discover what artists teach us about sitters through their use of symbols, posture, color, and texture.
  • Sketch their own self-portraits, adding color and texture through collage to complete their artwork.

Note: One adult guardian per three young learners is required.

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National Museum of Women in the Arts