EventsFirst Saturday

March First Saturday

March 2, 2024 | 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Location: High Museum of Art

General Admission

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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.


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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1–3 p.m.
Robinson Atrium

Dive into creativity for the whole family! Join us for a relaxed art-making experience inspired by the amazing artwork in our galleries! Experiment with different materials and techniques to create your own artwork to bring home. Pop in for five minutes or stay for a two-hour creative session. Our program welcomes creators of all ages and skill levels. Enjoy quality time with your family while crafting unique artworks that reflect your creativity. 

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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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Registration Required

Drawing from Experience

1–3 p.m.

Be inspired by the structural beauty of wintry bare branches through a cross-contour focused class. Learn about foregrounds and backgrounds through silhouettes. Experiment on how to create form through lines and different line techniques. 

One person stands while two other people sit while sketching a marble sculpture in front of them


Studio Sessions: Wire Portraits

Education Center, Red Workshop
10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. 

What stories can wire tell? How can portraits change our perceptions of people? In this studio workshop, we will explore how wire and other found materials can be used to create portraits, drawing inspiration from art in the High’s collection like artist Lonnie Holley’s Finally Getting Wings for the Forty-First Floor. With instructor Daniel Mantilla, we will learn how to manipulate different types of wire to create complex and intricate works of art. Then, we will use these materials to make portraits ourselves. Through this abstract art form, we will explore different ways to convey the personalities, emotions, and values of our chosen figures, all with professional guidance from the instructor. 

A person wearing a purple blouse and striped pants uses an exactor knife on a board next to a wire studio art project