Children's and Family Programs
Support for educational programs at the Michael C. Carlos Museum comes from the David R. Clare & Margaret C. Clare Foundation, Panton Capital Holdings, an anonymous donor, the Marguerite Colville Ingram Fund, the Christian and Frances Humann Foundation, Clara M. and John S. O'Shea, and PNC Bank.
When ancient art, great stories, and inquisitive children are brought together, something exciting happens and young imaginations flourish! This program is for children three-to-five years old accompanied by a parent or other adult. Once a month on select Saturdays, children will be able to sit in the galleries surrounded by works of art and hear stories of ancient Greece and Rome, Egypt, Asia, the Americas, and Africa. After the story, children and their companions will move to the Tate Room to create works of art or participate in activities based on the story and the cultures represented in the Carlos' collections.
Artful Stories for Families will begin again in September. Please check back in July for the fall programs.
For ages 3 to 5 years and accompanying adults. These programs are free but space is limited. A reservation is required by calling Alyson Vuley at 404.727.0519.
The Artful Stories program is made possible through the generous support of PNC Bank and the David R. Clare and Margaret C. Clare Foundation.
Support for workshops for children and families at the Carlos Museum comes from the David R. Clare and Margaret C. Clare Foundation.
The Carlos Museum offers an exciting series of chamber music concerts for children and families performed by The Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta and special guest artists. Family concerts are a wonderful way to introduce children of all ages to chamber music in the intimate space of the Carlos Museum's Reception Hall. Concerts last for approximately one hour.
The 2016-2017 Family Concert Series will begin in the fall of 2016. Please check back for the complete program in July.
At the Threshold: Shrines in World CulturesMonday-Friday, June 6-10 for 7-9 year olds
Monday-Friday, June 13-17 for 10-12 year olds
Children will join artist Ana Vizurraga for an exploration of the concept of shrines in world cultures through the museum’s collections — from the shrines of the river goddess Mami Wata in Nigeria, to the false doors and tomb chapels of ancient Egypt, to the special exhibition Doorway to an Enlightened World: The Tibetan Shrine from the Alice S. Kandell Collection. Children will create their own personal shrines using objects both found and constructed.
Thangkas and Taras
Monday-Friday, June 20-24 for 7-9 year olds
Monday-Friday, June 27 - July 1 for 10-12 year olds
In conjunction with the special exhibition Doorway to an Enlightened World: The Tibetan Shrine from the Alice S. Kandell Collection, children will learn about representations of Buddhist deities from Tibet including wrathful deities and Green and White Taras. Illustrator and artist Ande Cook will lead children on an exploration of traditional thangka painting techniques that have been practiced since the seventh century.
Teen Camp Carlos: Tibetan Woodcarving
Monday-Friday, July 11-15, 10 am to 4 pm for 13-17 years olds
Tibetan woodcarver Yama Phuntsok will share his talents with teenagers in this year’s Teen Camp Carlos. Teens will investigate the 3-dimensional works in the special exhibition Doorway to an Enlightened World, and take a trip to the Drepung Loseling Monastery in Brookhaven to view the masterfully carved altar there, and then carve their own sculptures out of wood.
Percy Jackson and the Heroes of Ancient Greece
Monday-Friday, July 25-29 for 10-12 year olds THIS CAMP IS FULL.
Children will delve into the Greek myths depicted on ancient painted vessels in the Greek galleries and in the modern retellings of Rick Riordan's Heroes of Olympus series with artist Pam Beagle-Daresta. Children will create their own versions of the Percy Jackson stories in cut paper, painted vases, and other media.
For more information please contact Alyson Vuley at 404-727-0519 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support for educational programs for children and families at the Carlos Museum comes from the David R. Clare and Margaret C. Clare Foundation, the Marguerite Colville Ingram Fund, and Clara M. and John S. O'Shea.
The guides are available at no charge at the Reception Desk on Level One.