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UW Family Weekend at the Chazen Museum of Art

It's UW Family Weekend! Families are welcome to drop by the Chazen Museum of Art between 1:00 and 3:00 pm to create a multimedia craft inspired by glass artwork in our collection.
Following the activity, guests are encouraged to spend some time exploring the museum. Entry is free! No registration is required. Chazen Museum of Art. 1-3 p.m. Information: 265-3073, jprey@chazen.wisc.edu

Echoing Overseas: Papermaking Workshop with Tea Gathering

For centuries, tea gathering has been an occasion for appreciating artworks and giving birth to new arts in Asia. In this spirit, Echoing Overseas Curator, Chi-Lynn Lin, has invited guest paper artist, Veronica Pham to join her in conversation and collaboration. At this event, guests will be able to taste an assortment of Asian tea while learning about the history and technique of papermaking in Vietnam. Participants can help make a sheet of paper using traditional techniques. Chazen Museum of Art. 5-7 p.m. Cost: Free; registration required. Information: jprey@chazen.wisc.edu

Chazen Museum of Art: Make & Mingle

Drop by the Chazen Museum of Art between 3 and 5 p.m. for free tote bag decorating, snacks, scavenger hunts and a chance to meet the Chazen Student Ambassadors.

This event is open to all. East Campus Mall, Chazen Museum of Art. 3-5 p.m. Cost: Free. Information: jprey@chazen.wisc.edu

Stitching Workshop with Amanda McCavour

Use machine embroidery and water-soluble stabilizer in a variety of ways to create lace-like structures where stitches holds the piece together. Experiment with combining threads with an assortment of materials like plastics, papers, and yarns to create a variety of samples exploring different texture and color combinations.

Basic sewing skills required. If you can thread and sew a straight (ish) line, this workshop is for you!

Workshop is free, registration required. Chazen Museum of Art. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Information: jprey@chazen.wisc.edu

Family Day with Amanda McCavour

Learn to "doodle stitch" with artist Amanda McCavour, make pressed-flower bookmarks with Wisconsin State Herbarium, go on a prairie-plant scavenger hunt, and visit the Madison Reading Project.
Enjoy free treats while they last! Chazen Museum of Art. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost: Free. Information: jprey@chazen.wisc.edu

Winter Carnival Family Fun in Alumni Park

Bundle up and join Badgers of all ages for an afternoon of family-friendly, winter-themed activities during the annual Winter Carnival Family Fun in Alumni Park. Show off your moves at the outdoor dance party with DJ Mike Carlson. Inside, warm up with winter-themed storytelling, hands-on art activities presented by the Chazen Museum of Art, and complimentary hot cocoa and apple cider!

Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Alumni Park, 724 Langdon Street, Madison, WI. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: Free Entrance. Information: 308-5459, lizzie.jorgensen@supportuw.org