Big Ideas for Small People at the Mattress Factory
Mini-Factory is an interactive learning program designed for children ages 3-5 years old and their parents or caregivers. Participants are invited to explore, play, and grow! Mini-Factory is a mobile, adaptable pop-up space that students can help to build and then use to explore new ideas and concepts.The program uses contemporary installation art as the basis for enabling exploration. Upcoming Mini-Factory sessions include:
Saturday, May 13 from 10:00 to 11:00 am
Explore the different shapes in our everyday world through art and children’s literature – you might be surprised what you discover!
Saturday, May 27 from 10:00 to 11:00 am
Your home is a place, your neighborhood is a place, the museum is a place + every place is unique. Examine how artists use place to create inspiring installations, then create one of our own!
Saturday, June 10 from 10:00 to 11:00 am
Stories are inspired by color, sound, smell, places and more. Learn about some of the stories behind the artwork at the Mattress Factory!
Saturday, June 24 from 10:00 to 11:00 am
Creating something from nothing takes risk and imagination. Together we’ll discover how artists take risks by creating something from their imagination!
Saturday, July 8 from 10:00 to 11:00 am
Reflections can add interesting effects to artwork, create tricks for the eye and give us moments to pause. Investigate how artists use this technique for fun and for reflection!
Saturday, July 22 from 10:00 to 11:00 am
Lines create shapes and define spaces. Discover how artists use many different materials to create lines we never knew were there!
Saturday, August 12 from 10:00 to 11:00 am
Over and over again, artists use repetition to create special effects in their artwork. Get inspired by this technique at this program!
Saturday, August 26 from 10:00 to 11:00 am
Art can move and groove in inspiring ways! Delve into the kinetics of art and shake it up in the galleries.
Mini-Factory is held on the second and fourth Saturday of each month from 10:00 until 11:00 am at the Mattress Factory. For more information, or to register, visit the Mattress Factory’s Mini-Factory webpage. If you have questions, call 412-231-3169 or email email@example.com.