Summer Arts at the Albany Institute of History & Art

by Sandra Foyt on June 13, 2012

in Enrichment Ideas

A summer arts favorite returns to Albany!

Hey families—looking for a fun place for your kids to make some art this summer? Well the Albany Institute of History & Art is proud to once again be hosting the Summer Arts programs for kids! Starting June 26 and running through August, children ages 3 to 11 will be able to come to the Institute each week and enjoy a different art program.

Summer Art Programs

The ‘Tute for Tots is specifically designed for kids ages 3 to 5, allowing them to explore the basic elements of design including color, shape, line, pattern, and texture, inspired by the variety of art work throughout the museum.  The program will take place each Friday from 10-11:30 AM for ten weeks and cost.

Children ages 6 to 8 and 9 to 11 will be able to partake in Artful Mornings. In these three-day programs, children will use the museum’s summer exhibitions as inspiration as they learn techniques such as molding and casting, reverse painting, jewelry making, printmaking, mixed media collage, pottery, and sculpture. These workshops meet Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9 AM to noon, with alternating weeks for each age group.

Check out the website for each week’s focus. To find out more about ‘Tute For Tots and Artful Mornings, please visit For more information call (518) 463-4478, ext. 405 or e-mail

| Sandra Foyt is a storyteller, photographer, and road trip junkie. A veteran of six cross-country road trips, she drove Route 66, the Lincoln Highway, the fossil freeway, the extraterrestrial highway, and even “the loneliest road in America.” Find her on, an award-winning destination guide to extraordinary travel in and from Northeast USA, on her portfolio site at, and in freelance gigs on Family Travel 411, Minitime, Huffington Post, and Matador Network. Email:, Twitter @SandraFoyt.

Will - My Spanish Adventure June 13, 2012 at 8:30 am

Hey Sandra! This is Will, the Associate Editor at Vagabundo who recently posted your great article there. Just writing to say that I love your site and the information you’re providing to hundreds of families out there. Wish we had a British equivalent. My parents could have entertained me with some of this stuff!
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Sandra Foyt June 13, 2012 at 8:59 am

Thanks, Will! I appreciate the compliment! As for the British equivalent, you might be surprised to discover that there are now a number of family travel bloggers based in the UK. In fact, we had a guest post from a UK family travel blogger recently – The Family Adventure Project shared a review of the new Harry Potter Studio Tour in London.

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