Family Day: Cottage Constructions

Saturday, Jan 11, 2020 1 – 4 pm

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


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, join local artist Tanya Scruggs Ford and program partner Sweet Water Foundation on a journey through Chicago's architectural history. Build a kid-sized worker cottage, create cities with wooden blocks, and make your own paper houses using a take-home workbook designed by Scruggs Ford. Plus, enjoy a storytime reading of Home by Carson Ellis. The collaborative projects connect kids from across Chicago as they dream big and build their own city together. 

FREE. 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: Erik L. Peterson.