Family Day: Boat Building Bonanza

Saturday, Apr 13, 2019 1 – 4 pm

The University of Chicago
5550 S. Greenwood
Chicago, IL 60637

FREE and open to all.

Family Days at the Smart Museum are designed to celebrate the creative potential in all of us. With new projects every month, Family Days offer opportunities for kids and their caregivers to create together and connect with one another. Each program is unique, fun, and free, emphasizing invention, improvisation, and hands-on creativity.

This Saturday, build toy boats from wooden blocks, inspired by Bauspiel Schiff (Ship Building Toy) a colorful woodblock toy boat built by Bauhaus artist Alma Buscher in 1923 and our own sculpture Ghost Ship by H. C. Westermann. The hands-on projects are presented in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus school of design.

Art-making supplies and other materials are provided. Family programs are best for kids 4–12, but all ages are welcomed! Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.


Image: by Erik L. Peterson.