During HISD’s Spring Break week, join HCCC for hands-on making and other activities that encourage visitors, ages three and up, to explore craft and art making. Although it’s normally closed on Mondays, HCCC will be open all week for this event.
Each day of the week, from 10 AM – 1 PM, participants can experiment with different materials, tools, and techniques, through hands-on activities, demonstrated by teaching artists and volunteers. Families are also invited to spend time in the galleries, sketching, looking at art, and talking with experienced docents. Visitors can explore the current exhibition, Nothing Goes to Waste, which showcases artists who find exciting ways to reuse and repurpose materials, scraps, and castoffs through ingenuity. Visitors will also have the opportunity to explore the resident artists’ studios to gain insight into the inspirations and artistic processes of working artists. HCCC Spring Break is free and open to the public.
HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES (Available from 10 AM – 1 PM Each Day)
Monday, March 14: From Junk to Jewelry
Tuesday, March 15: Nature-Inspired Trading Cards
Wednesday, March 16: Eco-Printed Silk
Thursday, March 17: Marbled-Clay Pinch Pots
Friday, March 18: Needle-Felted Skyscapes
Hands-on activities require about 25 minutes to be completed. Activities will take place outdoors (weather permitting) and are on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last. The event is subject to change or cancellation in response to current COVID-19 conditions. All participants must wear a mask when inside the building and practice social distancing. Families and children, ages three and up, are welcome to participate. Materials are provided, and teaching artists and volunteers give step-by-step instruction.
Spring Break and Hands-on Houston events are generously supported by Strake Foundation.