EventsFirst Saturday

First Saturday

December 2, 2023 | 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Location: High Museum of Art

General Admission


Enjoy creative fun for all ages the first Saturday of every month!

First Saturdays incorporate arts programming for everyone. Friends and families of any age can experiment, play, and make art in studio workshops and learn about art on view through gallery tours. Whether you’re joining Toddler Saturday, Studio Sessions, or Teen Art Afternoon, there is something for everyone, every month, at the High.


First Saturday Family Tour

11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Meet in the Taylor Lobby, Wieland Pavilion

Join a High Museum docent for a family-friendly tour of the galleries.

Man holds up his young son to look at a photograph hanging in the High Museum.


Babies Off Book: Beatrix Potter Story Times

10:30 and 11:30 a.m.
Anne Cox Chambers Wing

Listen to stories by Beatrix Potter and then explore the immersive exhibition Beatrix Potter: Drawn to Nature, which celebrates the boundless creativity, imagination, and curiosity of the woman behind the famous tales.

A woman sits on the floor with a smiling toddler in her lap


Toddler Saturday

10 a.m.–12 noon
Robinson Atrium

Designed for children ages fifteen months through three years and their caregivers, Toddler Saturday engages children’s creativity and explores monthly topics with related artwork, art-making activities, and self-guided tours.

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Family Art Escapes

1–3 p.m.
Robinson Atrium

Each month we highlight a different artwork in the High’s collection. Drop in to play and experiment with materials and collaborate with your family on creating an original work of art. Then explore the galleries to find other artwork related to the month’s theme!

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Teen Art Afternoon

2–4 p.m.
Stent Lower Level

Experiment, explore, and create at Teen Art Afternoon! Join the Teen Team for art making, tours, and more. Free for teens!

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Beaded Prayers

11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Stent Lower Level

The Beaded Prayers Project is a long-term participatory artwork started by artist Sonya Clark in 1998. This project demonstrates that art can be a communal activity as participants create packets containing potent contents, including their hopes or prayers written on a piece of paper and encased within a covering that has at least one bead. Much like a quilting circle, each individual and their contribution become part of something larger than themselves, part of the collective.

Two young people work on a beaded art project


Quilting Demonstration with Marquetta Johnson

Robinson Atrium

Join Teaching Artist and quilter Marquetta Johnson for quilting demonstrations, inspired by her quilts on view in the Stent Family Wing, Skyway Level!

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Pre-registration Required

Studio Sessions: Drawing from Experience

10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Red Workshop

In this studio workshop, we will have our own Parisienne on display—a live figure model dressed in the garb of a nineteenth-century woman. Facilitated by Larkin Ford, visiting instructor of studio and visual art at Oxford College of Emory University, this studio workshop will focus on strengthening figure drawings using simple geometrical forms.

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Dance Lab: Dance Canvas

1:30–4:30 p.m.
Anne Cox Chambers Wing Lobby

Witness leading Atlanta-based dance companies create and develop movement live at the High.

Using the Anne Cox Chambers Wing Lobby as an incubator, dancers and choreographers will practice their art, offering viewers behind-the-scenes insights into the dance process.

Dance Lab is part of the High’s ongoing commitment to supporting artistic experimentation and creative practice across Atlanta.

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