Join us for a virtual adventure to explore artworks and ideas from across time and around the world! Daily activities for kids and families feature simple guides for at-home art making, brief videos from guest artists and performers, and Facebook Live story times in English and Spanish. Tune in and get inspired!

Most of the free art kits have been reserved. Click HERE to add your name to the waiting list. 

Separate art kits are still available for the art-making sessions with Oil and Cotton on Tuesday and Thursday. Click HERE to register.

2021 Schedule

 

Monday, March 15: Artful Animals

 

Paws, tails, wings, and spots—today we celebrate our favorites from the animal kingdom! Warm up with sketching, follow a step-by-step video about painting fantastic creatures, gather around for a special story time starring one very loyal dog, and more.

 

Artwork of the Day: Chinese Standing Dog
Looking for a forever four-legged friend? Get inspired with fun facts about this ancient Chinese ceramic dog.

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Step-by-step: Sketching Dogs & Cats
Warm up your drawing skills with these simple steps for sketching your favorite animals.

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Featured performer: Ballet Frontier’s "Swan Lake" (10 am)
Watch how dancers move their bodies to express the majestic beauty and elegance of swans in this brief video from the beloved classic, Swan Lake. 

Video Premieres at 10 am

 

Guest artist: Jason Reynaga (10:30 am)
What if you put your favorite animals into one fantastic beast? Guest artist Jason Reynaga demonstrates watercolor techniques for painting imaginary creatures. 

Video Premieres at 10:30 am

 

Spring Break Story Corner (3 pm)
Gather round for a Facebook Live story time with Ms. Asami! Today’s dual-language presentation features Hello Goodbye Dog, by Maria Gianferrari, illustrated by Patrice Barton 

Facebook Live

 

 

Tuesday, March 16: All About Lines!

 

Get inspired by the many and wondrous possibilities of lines! Sign up for a two-hour needleworking class with Dallas-based artists from Oil and Cotton, watch how artist Jared Chapman creates wacky characters with simple shapes, and don’t miss our Facebook Live story time.

 

Artwork of the Day: Maya Vessel with an Enthroned Lord and Seated Figure 
This Maya lord just won crazy hat day! Explore the details in this ancient vase. 

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Step-by-step: Playing with Lines
Find out what happens when you combine squiggles, dots, and dashes! 

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Guest artist: Jared Chapman (10 am)
Let's get a little wacky with triangles, circles, and squares! Guest artist Jared Chapman shows us how to combine shapes in unexpected ways to make our own funny, not-boring-at-all characters. 

Video Premieres at 10 am

 

Oil and Cotton Workshop: Slow Stitching (1–3 PM) 
Register for this two-hour art-making Zoom class with teaching artists from Oil and Cotton. Participants will explore the radical power of line with different needleworking techniques to produce dazzling textiles. Free art kits for the first 150 people who sign up for this session! 

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Spring Break Story Corner (3 pm)
Gather round for a Facebook Live story time with Ms. Asami! Today’s dual-language presentation features Firebird, by Misty Copeland, illustrated by Christopher Myers. 

Facebook Live

 

 

Wednesday, March 17: Faces

 

Nose around, perk up your ears, and focus those eyes—today is all about faces! Guest artist Nick Parker shares his tips for drawing faces, actor Kent Williams introduces kids to Kabuki theater, and an ancient sculpture from Nigeria inspires more art-making ideas.

 

Artwork of the Day: Nok Male Figure 
How did they make that? Explore technique with an ancient clay figure from Africa. 

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Step-by-step: Profile Portraits
Partner up and take turns creating profile portraits with these simple steps. 

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Featured performer: Meet Kabuki-Man Kent (10 am)
Actor Kent Williams takes us on a whirlwind tour of the world of Japanese Kabuki Theater. Spoiler alert—costumes are involved! 

Video Premieres at 10 am

 

Guest artist: Nick Parker (1 pm)
Guest artist Nick Parker shows us how to use shapes and lines to draw faces!  

Video Premieres at 1 pm

 

Spring Break Story Corner (3 pm)
Gather round for a Facebook Live story time with Ms. Asami! Today’s dual-language presentation features The Boy with Big, Big Feelings, by Britney Winn Lee, illustrated by Jacob Souva.  

Facebook Live

 

 

Thursday, March 18: Finders-Makers

 

Calling all adventurers for a day of fresh discoveries! Experience the storytelling magic of stilt dancing performed by Amphibian Stage Tad-Poles, embark on a texture scavenger hunt, and sign up to model clay with Dallas-based artists from Oil and Cotton.

 

Artwork of the Day: Léger's Moving Shapes 
Color, line, shape! See how this French painter found inspiration in the world around him. 

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Step-by-step: Texture Rubbings
Let’s go on a texture scavenger hunt! What interesting patterns will you discover? 

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Oil and Cotton Workshop: Clay Creatures (1–3 PM) 
Register for this two-hour art-making Zoom class with teaching artists from Oil and Cotton. Inspired by the Kimbell’s monumental sculpture by Joan Miró, we’ll use our imaginations to model creatures, monsters, and other whimsical forms with an assortment of colorful polymer clays. Free art kits for the first 150 people who sign up for this session! 

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Spring Break Story Corner (3 pm)
Gather round for a Facebook Live story time with Ms. Asami! Today’s dual-language presentation features Beautiful Oops!, by Barney Saltzberg. 

Facebook Live

 

Featured performer: Amphibian Stage Tad-Poles 
Amphibian Stage Tad-Poles celebrate color, culture, and history with their cross-cultural blend of stilt dancing, music, storytelling, and eye-catching costumes. (20–30 min.) 

Amphibian Stage

Friday, March 19: Families

 

Our last day celebrates families of all kinds! Monkey around with some playful primates from a Japanese landscape painting, discover the work of New York-based artist-illustrator Xindi Yan, and practice the art of Tai Chi with someone you love!

 

Artwork of the Day: Waterfall and Monkeys
Playful monkeys are on the move in this Japanese landscape painting. What will happen next? 

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Step-by-step: Eraser Drawings
Ready, Set, Erase! Learn how to create fuzzy textures and other effects. 

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Guest artist: New York-based illustrator Xindi Yan (10 am)
Artist Xindi Yan talks about family connections and objects that inspired her illustrations for the children’s book Grandpa Grumps, written by Katrina Moore. 

Video Premieres at 10 am

 

Spring Break Story Corner (3 pm)
Gather round for a Facebook Live story time with Ms. Asami! Today’s dual-language presentation features Our Class is a Family, by Shannon Olsen, illustrated by Sandie Sonke. 

Facebook Live

Featured performer: Tai Chi with Genjikai Karate Studio
Follow along and feel the gentle flow of traditional Tai Chi movement with Fort Worth-based master Makio Nishida. 

Genjikai Karate & Tai Chi

 

Youth education programs are supported by the Lowe Foundation Endowment for Kimbell Kids and a grant from the Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation.

The Kimbell continues its current policy of requiring masks and social distancing for all staff and visitors. Please review our visitor guidelines to prepare for your visit.