Middle School Makers is a studio art program series for youth ages 11-13 in the Oneida county region. In these hands-on artmaking workshops, participants explore a work of art in depth through interactive activities and group discussions. Each program involves a related studio art project that challenges participants to engage in artistic problem-solving and imagination. Participants are encouraged to work collaboratively, reflect on challenges, and contribute to a supportive art environment. Parents/guardians must accompany the participant to the museum on the day of the session and sign a permission form. Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required.
Middle School Makers programs are led by Wellin Museum docents in collaboration with the education staff. Our docents are Hamilton College students from varying majors and backgrounds who act as educational guides through our exhibitions and collections.
This program is free of charge.
Middle School Makers will not be taking place in fall 2020 due to restrictions on campus visitors due to COVID-19. We encourage families to sign up for Wellin Mail, a new penpal art program for youth.