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Art Discovery Center

Painted in bold colors and intricate designs inspired by the Asian collections of the GWV Smith Art Museum, the Art Discovery Center is a place for visitors to try on costumes and armor, play gallery games, and create their own works of art. Follow this board to see what creative ideas are unfolding!


Art Discovery Center

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We're fascinated by the Cabinet of Curiosities on the first floor of the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, so we thought we'd come up with a way that kids can make their own!

An upcoming art project using Sanskrit!

Showing off signs from our new photo booth! #springfieldmuseums I love this museum!

One of our visitors shows off our dragon in progress.

Brand new puppet theater in the Art Discovery Center!

Year of the Sheep starts Sunday!

Looking ahead to our celebration of Dr. Seuss's birthday! We'll be making Seussland bookmarks!

Another onomatopoeia comic strip from Swish, Sizzle, Splash!

Some early examples for Swish, Swizzle, Splash, our onomatopoeia comic book!

Coming soon - Dr. Seuss photo booth!

Today is our intern, Carolyn's, last day! She celebrated by carving her own stamp and creating prayer flags naming attributes she things all artist's share. We wish her will in her new adventures!

Our art project for Martin Luther King Jr. weekend!

Origami projects for all levels.

Cuddle up and read some books in our reading nook with your family, and then draw an onomatopoeia comic strip to add to our book!

Come check out our new literacy program, Swish, Swizzle, Splash! It's all about onamotopoeias and you can be part of our comic book! This program will run throughout 2015.

A special visitor stopped by the Art Discovery Center!

Dress up up in Victorian costumes and kimonos!

Come to the Art Discovery Center between 12 and 4 any day the museum is open for hands-on activities and creative art projects!

More wishes made in 2014 on our wish tree.

Some of the 2014 wishes from our wish tree.

New hands-on hallway activity for the Art Discovery Center - Tangrams!

We'll be making Festival Elephants in the Art Discovery Center starting January 2nd!

Watercolor resist in the Art Discovery Center - now through 12/31/2014.

Showing off his Gingerbread Cityscape!

Another project for 2015! Celebrating the Lantern Festival at the end of February.