Family First Workshop: Miniature Food

Location: Reynolda House Museum of American Art

Cost: $15 Adults + Youth | $12 Member Adults + Youth

Artist Grant Wood created models of his subjects before painting landscapes like Spring Turning (1936). In this workshop, we’ll learn some techniques for modeling with polymer clay, as well as ways to add some realistic coloring.

Each participant can create a miniature fruit or vegetable basket with miniature food. Participants will receive instructions for baking the polymer clay to finalize the last step of the project at home. We’ll take inspiration from Grant Wood’s lithographs of fruits and vegetables for this project.

Learn more about our exhibition, Art for the American Home: Grant Wood’s Lithographs.


Family First Workshops are for children in grades 1 through 6 and an adult companion. We’ll spend time in the Museum exploring a work of art or decorative art and then both adults and children will create their own artworks in the Reynolda studio classroom. Advance registration is required.

Children should have at least one adult also registered for the workshop; at least one adult registration per three child registrations is recommended.

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Past Date and Time(s):
Jun 2, 2024, 2:00pm — 4:00pm

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In 1934, the Regionalist artist Grant Wood made an agreement with Associated American Artists (AAA) in New York to create a series of lithographs. Wood, the creator of Reynolda’s iconic 1936 paintin...

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