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All the fun you experience at Free First Saturday is now online! Here you can find performances, art-making activities, kids’ films, and interactive workshops—all designed especially for you and your family to do from home. Cozy up to your trusty device (laptop, phone, tablet, etc.) and get ready to get arty with it!

Today’s Activities

How To Participate

Watch a short welcome message from Sarah Lampen, the Walker Art Center’s Family Programs Associate.

Materials You’ll Need
bird illustration
beetle illustration

Paper (plain and graph paper)
Markers or colored pencils
Tape
Scissors
A mirror or piece of cardboard covered in aluminum foil
Food coloring or liquid watercolor
Foaming shaving cream or vegetable oil (for paper marbling)
Squirt bottles or straw (for paper marbling)
Shoe box
One six-sided die
Paint
A large flattened cardboard box or piece of paper (optional)
Apron (optional)
Chalk (optional)

Setting Up Your Space

Find a place where you have a flat surface to work on and plenty of room to move around. Cover the surface with a tablecloth or paper to keep it clean.

Set up your computer, tablet, or phone so you can comfortably navigate the Free First Saturday at Home webpage and watch the videos. Be sure to set up your computer far away from any liquids!

Gather all your materials and set them out on your work surface.

Live Zoom Webinar Information

Join us in Zoom Webinars for our two special live events today! You can watch a demonstration of the Paper Marbling art-making activity at 11 am (CDT) and catch a concert with Kashimana at 1 pm (CDT).

You don’t need to download Zoom or create an account to watch. When you click on the links below, a new browser window will open. We recommend using Google Chrome. Zoom may prompt you to download the app, but you can click “join from your browser.” If you arrive early, it will say “waiting for webinar to start.”

Once the webinar begins, the presenters and other viewers won’t be able to see or hear you. If you have question, we ask that you use the Q+A function. Simply click on the Q+A button on the bottom of the screen and a window will appear where you can type out your question.

Need More Assistance?

Questions throughout the day? Send an email to freefirstsaturday@walkerart.org between 10 am and 3 pm and a Walker staff member will get back to you right away!

Live Zoom Webinars on Saturday, May 2!

Try It at Home: Art-Making Activity PDFs

Learn, Move, Draw: Art Tour for Families

Pre-recorded videos for ages 4 and up; available in English And Spanish.

Movement Workshops: Learn about Dance and Choreography

Pre-recorded videos for all ages; available in English And Spanish.

Watch: Short Films for Kids and Families

For all ages; available May 1–8.

Share What You Made on Social Media

We’d love to see what you made today! Don’t forget to share your artwork with us by using #walkerartcenter and tagging @walkerartcenter or email a photo to freefirstsaturday@walkerart.org.

You can also check out #walkerartcenter to see what other families are making.

Family Fun Continues Next Month!

Join us June 6 for another edition of Free First Saturday at Home, when we’ll be celebrating families and everything that makes them unique.

Do you have some suggestions on how to make this event better? Please fill out this short survey to tell us about your experience of Free First Saturday at Home. Thank you for helping us make the experience even better next month!

If you are interested in receiving information about family programs, sign up for the biweekly Walker newsletter.

Free First Saturday is sponsored by

This project is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.