Family Studio / Norton From Home

Make art a family affair – virtual!  

In this family-style program, children ages 5-12 and their accompanying grown-ups look at a work of art, share in an art discussion, and participate in a related art workshop led by a museum educator. This interactive program engages the entire family from the comfort and safety of home.

Friday, May 14 / 4pm

ONLINE | Colors in the Garden

Inspired by Claude Monet’s Gardens of the Villa Moreno, Bordighera. Focus on capturing different colors and light as you explore your surroundings with paint and canvas.

$3 Per Family / Members Free

Suggested materials:

- Canvas or a thick surface such as Mixed media paper
- Paint or paint sticks
- Paintbrushes, rag, and water cup (if using paint)
- Pencil



Claude Monet was a famous French painter known for his Impressionist style. He loved to paint outdoors and capture the light and the “impression” of his surroundings with short, quick, and thick strokes of paint.

For more information on this painting by Claude Monet, listen to this stop on our Family Audio Guide.

Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926) Gardens of the Villa Moreno, Bordighera, 1884 Oil on canvas 34 ¾ x 36 5/8 in. (73 x 93 cm) Bequest of R. H. Norton, 53.134

How to Attend

Classes are live via Zoom, held once a month, and are limited to 10 families.

$3 Per Family / Members Free

Once you register your family, you will receive a confirmation email, materials list, and a link to your virtual class.


The Norton works to ensure that programs are accessible to all visitors. Bilingual, American Sign Language interpreters and live captioning are available by request with at least two weeks advance notice before your registration. To place a request, please contact us at [email protected]

This program was made possible by the generosity of The Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation, with additional support provided by The Andrea and Charles Bronfman Fund for Families, The Sarah Vierck Mettler Family Fund, and The Samuel Rosenthal Foundation Endowment for Education and Outreach Programs.