A cheerful young girl showing her paint-covered hands with a lump of brown clay on the table in front of her.

Free Events, Outdoor Events, Performances & Demos

Clay Day!

Join us at the Heard Museum on Sunday, April 28, for a day of clay activities designed with kids in mind! 

Outdoor Activities Free
Free Museum Admission for Families
(Children, and up to 2 accompanying Adults)

If you and your family love hands-on learning, you won’t want to miss this program at the Heard Museum, inspired by the pottery in the Maria & Modernism exhibition. Activities will be available all day unless otherwise noted: 

  • Build your own clay sculpture with Yolanda Hart Stevens (Pee Posh, Quechan) 
  • Make a painting using clay slip with Heard Museum Director of Community Engagement, Marcus Monenerkit (Comanche) 
  • Glaze your own ceramic sculpture with Heard Staff (Please note, you will need to be able to come back to the Heard to pick this up!)  
  • Create a polymer clay magnet with Mikenzi Dupree (Diné, Sandia Pueblo) of S.T.I.L.L. She Lives) 
  • Experience a clay spa treatment with the Spa with the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass
  • Slide down the inflatable slide  
  • Create a Maria-inspired silhouette family portrait at the photo station 
  • Add stickers to the collaborative Maria mural  

Complete our in-gallery activity to earn a Heardlings pop-it ball!  

*Please note that all activities and prizes are while supplies last. 

Visitors can also browse items in Books & More, enjoy the Kids Menu at the Heard Museum Café or swing by the Coffee Cantina for a grab-and-go coffee, tea, or a sweet treat. Members always get 10% off!   

Our sponsors

  • Youth & Family Programming Sponsors:

    The A P S logo.
    The Boeing Company
    The Molly Blank Fund logo.
    The Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation logo.
    The Steele Foundation logo.
  • Maria & Modernism is made possible through support from:

    Supporters of the Heard Museum’s Grand Gallery Exhibition Fund