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Paint BIG!

Join us as we delve into the planning and creation of a large-scale collaborative artwork. Mural Artist Jason Watts will guide families as they explore the world of design, paint and draw really big, and experiment with all kinds of techniques to create art in Jason’s vibrant, dynamic style. Check out Jason’s awesome art here!

Painting can be an exhilarating experience, especially for children. Make sure you bring an old t-shirt, art smock, or a change of clothes so that your child can create art without worrying about the mess!

 

 

Outdoor Events*:

  • Friday, October 16  |  2 – 6 pm  |  Paint BIG! with Jason Watts
  • Saturday, October 24  |  9 am – 1 pm   |  Pumpkin Palooza
  • Friday, November 6   |  2 – 6 pm   |  Paint BIG! with Jason Watts

 

*Pre-registration is required for all events.

 

 

Important Information:

  • Attendance will be limited. Pre-registered, timed-entry tickets are required for the events;
    there will be no onsite ticket sales.
  • There will be no bathrooms available at the events. The Museum building will be CLOSED. 
  • Masks will be required for everyone 2 years and older. See more guidelines below.

 

 

Please contact Dustin Thacker, Arts and Maker Specialist, if you have any questions regarding the events: dthacker@dupagechildrensmuseum.org.

Come Ready to Get MESSY

Paint BIG! with Jason Watts

Artist Jason Watts creates vibrant, dynamic murals that reflect the space and community that they inhabit. Come be a part of the wonderful process of creating large-scale mural art. Children and their families will have the opportunity to “Paint BIG” and participate in the creation of a wondrous collaborative work of art.

 

Cost:

DCM Members: $8 per person 

Non-Members: $14 per person 

Free for children under the age of 1 year

Pre-registration is required for this event.

 

 

Friday, October 16   2 – 6 pm

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Friday, November 6   2 – 6 pm

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These events have timed entry, please select the time you would like to attend by clicking “Other Times” on the registration form.

Celebrate the Season

Pumpkin Palooza

Saturday, October 24  |  9 am – 1 pm

Create art by painting monster-sized murals together with Artist-in-Residence Jason Watts! Pumpkin Palooza is full of fun, not frightening festivities for the whole family.

Pre-registration is required for this event.

 

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Description:

    • Pre-registered, timed-entry tickets are required for the events; there will be no onsite ticket sales
    • Guests age 2 and older must wear a face-covering over their mouth and nose
    • Guests should maintain a social distance of 6 ft. or greater from non-household individuals during their visit
    • Timed-entry group sizes are limited to support social distancing
    • Guests should utilize sanitizer wipe stations and/or hand sanitizer as needed throughout the events
    • There will be no bathrooms available at the events. The Museum building will be CLOSED.
    • Guests are asked to perform a COVID-19 self-assessment prior to entering the event area. If you or a family member are experiencing one or more of the following symptoms, please stay home: 

 

      • Fever or chills
      • Cough
      • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
      • Fatigue
      • Muscle or body aches
      • Headache
      • New loss of taste or smell
      • Sore throat
      • Congestion or runny nose
      • Nausea or vomiting
      • Diarrhea
      • If you have had close contact with anyone diagnosed with or who has symptoms of COVID-19 within the last 14 days.

 

 

Please contact Dustin Thacker, Arts and Maker Specialist, if you have any questions regarding the events: dthacker@dupagechildrensmuseum.org.

 

 

 

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.