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.
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.
10 a.m.–12 noon
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.
Family Art Escapes
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!
Teen Art Afternoon
Stent Lower Level
Experiment, explore, and create at Teen Art Afternoon! Join the Teen Team for art making, tours, and more. Free for teens!
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.
Quilting Demonstration with Marquetta Johnson
Join Teaching Artist and quilter Marquetta Johnson for quilting demonstrations, inspired by her quilts on view in the Stent Family Wing, Skyway Level!
Studio Sessions: Drawing from Experience
10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
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.
Dance Lab: Dance Canvas
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.