Family Day @ the BCA

Boston Center for the Arts

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The Boston Center for the Arts invites parents and children ages six and older to participate in Family Day, an afternoon of workshops that foster creativity, self-expression and artistic development in a fun and nurturing environment.

This month's Family Day workshops present a new and fun way to experience the Mills Gallery exhibition, Drawings That Work: 21st Drawing Show. This exhibition examines how artists use drawings in the preliminary stages of the creative process to convey an idea.

Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009 1 - 3 pmBoston Center for the Arts, Mills GallerySpace is limited. To register please contact Elizabeth Ross at 617.426.1017 or via email at

1 - 2 pm: Theater Arts WorkshopBCA teaching artists will lead participants in an exploration of the gallery using dramatic theater exercises. Then the artists will guide children and parents in the creation of original dramatic scenes inspired by their favorite pieces of art from the exhibition.2 - 3 pm: Visual Arts WorkshopIn this workshop, children and parents will truly be able to put themselves into the Drawing Show! Participants will make life-size paper cutouts of themselves which they will decorate with brightly colored paper and hang in the windows of Mills Gallery.

  • Event Category Art Exhibits, Classes and Workshops
  • Event Cost Free
    This event is free. For regular ticket prices, visit
  • Event Ages 6-9, 9-12, 12+

Event Location

Boston Center for the Arts

539 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116

(617) 426-5000