Make Art

Everyone is an artist at ARTS FIRST. Make art with students and staff on the Plaza and in the Yard: drawing, painting, ceramics and more! Saturday 1–5 PM unless otherwise noted. Read the ARTS FIRST Festival guide online

On The Plaza

Wheel throwing, ARTS FIRST 2016Ancient Impressions
Use clay press molds inspired by ceramic sculptures from the Harvard Art Museums with the OFA Ceramics Program.

Wheel Throwing

Create a masterpiece with artists from Cabot House and the OFA Ceramics Program demonstrating on the potter's wheel.


Making a Mint

Design and mint your own coin with experts from the Harvard Department of History of Art and Architecture.


Sketching Skulls and Skeletons

Explore artistic concepts of line, shape and form by sketching animal bones from the Harvard Museum of Natural History.


Life Tile

Decorate a tile with a representation of favorite memories. Final mosaic goes to Cambridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.


Around The Yard

Figure drawing, ARTS FIRST 2016Figure Drawing
Outdoor figure drawing led by OFA instructor Heddi Siebel. Materials provided.
1–4 PM, Tercentenary Theatre, Harvard Yard