Introduce your little one to the world of art! Playdates at the FIA include listening to a storybook, looking at artwork in the galleries, and exploring a range of art-making materials in the studio. Recommended for ages 3-5, but all are welcome.

Winter Activities

December 16

11:00am-11:45am . Studio 1 . Free of charge

Listen to Time to Sleep by Denise Fleming, look for winter artworks in the galleries, and create an artwork that shows your favorite winter activities in the studio.

Creating Collage

January 20

11:00am-11:45am . Studio 1 . Free of charge

Listen to My Heart is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall, see how many shapes you can find in artworks in the galleries, and learn how to cut hearts out of paper and use them to create a collage in the studio.

Expressing Emotion

February 17

11:00am-11:45am . Studio 1 . Free of charge

Listen to The Feeling Book by Todd Parr, see how artists show emotion in artworks in the galleries, and express your own feelings as you create an artwork in the studio.

Mixing Colors

March 17

11:00am-11:45am . Studio 1 . Free of charge

Listen to Mouse paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh, look for artworks that show color mixing in the galleries, and mix your own colors as you paint an artwork in the studio.

Spring Trees

April 21

11:00am-11:45am . Studio 1 . Free of charge

Listen to Tap the Magic Tree by Christine Matheson, look for spring landscapes in the galleries, and create your own sprint artwork in the studio.

Animal Detectives

May 19

11:00am-11:45am . Studio 1 . Free of charge

Listen to Heads and Tails by John Canty, look for the clues that artists use in animal artworks in the galleries, and create your own guessing game book in the studio.

Imaginary Animals

June 16

11:00am-11:45am . Studio 1 . Free of charge

Listen to The Mixed Up Chameleon by Eric Carle, look for imaginary animals in artworks in the galleries, and invent an animal of your own in the studio.