Calendar

Apr
15
Sat
Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm
Apr 15 – May 7 all-day

Celebrate spring and meet newborn piglets, lambs, calves, chicks and kids at the barns, and explore the historic Village too!

Apr
16
Sun
Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm
Apr 16 – May 8 all-day

Celebrate spring and meet newborn piglets, lambs, calves, chicks and kids at the barns, and explore the historic Village too!

Apr
17
Mon
Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm
Apr 17 – May 9 all-day

Celebrate spring and meet newborn piglets, lambs, calves, chicks and kids at the barns, and explore the historic Village too!

Apr
18
Tue
Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm
Apr 18 – May 10 all-day

Celebrate spring and meet newborn piglets, lambs, calves, chicks and kids at the barns, and explore the historic Village too!

Apr
19
Wed
Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm
Apr 19 – May 11 all-day

Celebrate spring and meet newborn piglets, lambs, calves, chicks and kids at the barns, and explore the historic Village too!

Apr
20
Thu
Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm
Apr 20 – May 12 all-day

Celebrate spring and meet newborn piglets, lambs, calves, chicks and kids at the barns, and explore the historic Village too!

Reading Buddies with Bright Spot Therapy Dogs
Apr 20 – Apr 24 all-day

Children ages 4-11 will enjoy reading aloud to gentle, comforting Reading Buddy dogs as they practice their fluency and strengthen their confidence in reading. Call to sign up for a date and 15-minute time block. Space is limited. 2:30pm – 3:30pm.

Spring Break KidsAct!
Apr 20 – Apr 24 all-day

KidsAct! Junior is an exciting theatre program for students ages 7-10. This 1-week workshop intensive will focus on building acting and improvisation skills through fun theatre games, as well as the creation of an original play to be performed for parents and friends on the final day of the program. This week’s intensive will also offer classes in magic!

KidsAct! Senior is designed for ages 11-14 focuses on building performance skills through coaching, and individualized attention. Each student will write and develop their own monologue which they will be able to use in auditions for productions in the Berkshires. For those interested in musical theatre we will help them select a song appropriate for auditions. At the end of the week, students will perform in a special performance at Barrington Stage Company.

Vegetation Imagination April Vacation Camp
Apr 20 – Apr 24 all-day

Let’s play with nature and clay! To celebrate the coming of spring we will make clay vegetation, install it in constructed dioramas, design clay tiles inspired by nature, and create gorgeous 2D artwork featuring plants and flowers- real and imaginary! All of our varied projects will allow us ample time outside as well as in the Ceramics Studio, connecting natural materials to our artmaking on so many levels. Come grow your art with us! 9:30am – 3:30pm.

Draw! Draw! Draw! With Illustrator Patrick O’Donnell
Apr 20 @ 11:45 am – Apr 24 @ 12:45 pm

Enjoy school vacation week drop-in drawing activities and demonstrations inspired by the art of Norman Rockwell. Educator/illustrator Patrick O’Donnell looks at drawing animals. Free for Museum members, or included with Museum admission. 1pm – 4pm.

Apr
21
Fri
April School Vacation Spring Explorers
Apr 21 – Apr 24 all-day

Join the adventure and explore Pleasant Valley in spring. Each day explore our forests, ponds and wetlands for new plant growth, early bird arrivals and emerging amphibians and reptiles. Suitable for children 7-9 years old. 10am – 3pm. 

Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm
Apr 21 – May 13 all-day

Celebrate spring and meet newborn piglets, lambs, calves, chicks and kids at the barns, and explore the historic Village too!

Reading Buddies with Bright Spot Therapy Dogs
Apr 21 – Apr 25 all-day

Children ages 4-11 will enjoy reading aloud to gentle, comforting Reading Buddy dogs as they practice their fluency and strengthen their confidence in reading. Call to sign up for a date and 15-minute time block. Space is limited. 2:30pm – 3:30pm.

Spring Break KidsAct!
Apr 21 – Apr 25 all-day

KidsAct! Junior is an exciting theatre program for students ages 7-10. This 1-week workshop intensive will focus on building acting and improvisation skills through fun theatre games, as well as the creation of an original play to be performed for parents and friends on the final day of the program. This week’s intensive will also offer classes in magic!

KidsAct! Senior is designed for ages 11-14 focuses on building performance skills through coaching, and individualized attention. Each student will write and develop their own monologue which they will be able to use in auditions for productions in the Berkshires. For those interested in musical theatre we will help them select a song appropriate for auditions. At the end of the week, students will perform in a special performance at Barrington Stage Company.

Vegetation Imagination April Vacation Camp
Apr 21 – Apr 25 all-day

Let’s play with nature and clay! To celebrate the coming of spring we will make clay vegetation, install it in constructed dioramas, design clay tiles inspired by nature, and create gorgeous 2D artwork featuring plants and flowers- real and imaginary! All of our varied projects will allow us ample time outside as well as in the Ceramics Studio, connecting natural materials to our artmaking on so many levels. Come grow your art with us! 9:30am – 3:30pm.

Draw! Draw! Draw! With Illustrator Patrick O’Donnell
Apr 21 @ 11:45 am – Apr 25 @ 12:45 pm

Enjoy school vacation week drop-in drawing activities and demonstrations inspired by the art of Norman Rockwell. Educator/illustrator Patrick O’Donnell looks at drawing animals. Free for Museum members, or included with Museum admission. 1pm – 4pm.

Apr
22
Sat
Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm
Apr 22 – May 14 all-day

Celebrate spring and meet newborn piglets, lambs, calves, chicks and kids at the barns, and explore the historic Village too!

Apr
23
Sun
Art Together – Family Comics
Apr 23 – Apr 30 all-day

Ages 3-14 welcome to attend with a parent or caretaker. Projects will be geared to all ages and abilities of participants. Graphic stories are a great bridge linking adult and child storytelling approaches. After looking at many examples of comics family members will then brainstorm a story to be told visually, and put it in panel form working together or on their own. We’ll create mini comic books, or single panels, sharing our stories with others in the group. No need for drawing skills, just come tell a story! Price reflects 1 child/adult pair. 1pm – 3pm.

Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm
Apr 23 – May 15 all-day

Celebrate spring and meet newborn piglets, lambs, calves, chicks and kids at the barns, and explore the historic Village too!

Apr
24
Mon
Art Together – Family Comics
Apr 24 – May 1 all-day

Ages 3-14 welcome to attend with a parent or caretaker. Projects will be geared to all ages and abilities of participants. Graphic stories are a great bridge linking adult and child storytelling approaches. After looking at many examples of comics family members will then brainstorm a story to be told visually, and put it in panel form working together or on their own. We’ll create mini comic books, or single panels, sharing our stories with others in the group. No need for drawing skills, just come tell a story! Price reflects 1 child/adult pair. 1pm – 3pm.