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assorted watercolors and paintbrushes on a worn wooden tabletop besides a blank open notebook
Oct 1
2022
10:00 am

Underwater Artists

Virtual Event
Virtual
Event

Kids will create art while exploring ocean animals and habitats during this educator-led virtual experience.

Underwater Artists

Virtual Event
Virtual
Event

Kids will create art while exploring ocean animals and habitats during this educator-led virtual experience.

assorted watercolors and paintbrushes on a worn wooden tabletop besides a blank open notebook
Oct 1
2022

Tim Arterbury via Unsplash

An Aquarium educator will guide young artists in creating art in steps by making and sharing observations of their ocean animal art subject. Using live animal webcams and dynamic media, participants will discover interesting animal fun facts, explore ocean science, and apply what they learn in a fun and engaging way. Make sure you have your art supplies ready to go–we suggest you use what you’re most comfortable with (crayons, colored pencils, markers, paints, etc.).

The virtual connection will be hosted on Zoom and you may be able to hear or see other families who are participating in the program. Participants are asked to be supervised by an adult during the program.

TICKETS
DATE
Saturday
October 1, 2022

10:00–10:45 am PT
Saturday
October 15, 2022

10:00–10:45 am PT
Saturday
November 5, 2022

10:00–10:45 am PT
Saturday
November 19, 2022

10:00–10:45 am PT
Saturday
December 3, 2022

10:00–10:45 am PT
Saturday
December 17, 2022

10:00–10:45 am PT
COST
$10 per household

Themes and Dates

Humpback whale,

Humpback whale, "Chief" breaching Aquarium of the Pacific

Whales

  • February 5, 2022
  • May 21, 2022
  • September 17, 2022
  • November 19, 2022

Whales come in all shapes and sizes! Join us as we explore different species, learn about their unique qualities, and discover their magnificence through our art creations.

Giant Pacific octopus displaying arms with suction cups on exhibit acrylic with hand-drawn octopus art displayed in front of it

Aquarium of the Pacific

Octopuses

  • March 5, 2022
  • June 4, 2022
  • October 1, 2022

Octopuses are flowing, ever changing invertebrates. In this program, we will use their ability to camouflage, change textures, and move gracefully through the water as inspiration to create our art.

crowded giant kelp in the water column

Jeanne Lenehan

Kelp Forests

  • December 18, 2021
  • March 19, 2022
  • June 18, 2022
  • October 15, 2022

Over 800 species call kelp forests their home, providing endless inspiration for us to draw and create all sorts of artwork modeled after our very own ocean backyard.

Zoanthus Coral

iStock.com / Beto_Junior

Coral Reefs

  • January 22, 2022
  • May 7, 2022
  • August 20, 2022
  • December 3, 2022

Color, color, and more color! In this class, we will be exploring the nooks and crannies of coral reefs and the thousands of animals that live there! We may look at the habitat as a whole, or zoom in on one animal in particular. The possibilities are endless.

Polar bear with cubs on ice

Mick Lockhart - USGS

Polar Exploration

  • April 16, 2022
  • August 6, 2022
  • December 17, 2022

Brrr! Join us in learning about icebergs, glaciers, polar bears, and penguins and discover the differences between our Arctic and Antarctic Oceans. We’re picturing artwork filled with icy blues and grays, with different mammals, penguins, and even krill providing pops of color!

Tidepool with sea stars, urchins, and anemones

Anitza Valles, Aquarium of the Pacific

Tide Pools

  • April 2, 2022
  • July 16, 2022
  • November 5, 2022

Tide pools provide a space between ocean and land, allowing for exploration of the unique animals that call this habitat home. In this program, we will use the rocky habitat and the wide variety of invertebrates as inspiration to create our artwork, focusing on the textures of the rocks, the algae, and the animals.

EVENT DETAILS
Date
October 1, 2022 10:00–10:45 am PT
October 15, 2022 10:00–10:45 am PT
November 5, 2022 10:00–10:45 am PT
November 19, 2022 10:00–10:45 am PT
December 3, 2022 10:00–10:45 am PT
December 17, 2022 10:00–10:45 am PT
Tickets
Cost
$10 per household
R.S.V.P.
(562) 590-3100. 24 hour advance booking required.
Ages
Recommended for ages 5-12 years​