Zimmer Museum

January 28, 2010

Mishy's bird. The puddles of glue have since dried.

Mishy and I have been going to the art classes at the Zimmer Museum every Thursdays. They are extremely generous with their art supplies so when Mishy wants to paint more, Regina, who leads the class gladly pours her more paint onto her palette (paper plate.)

Today, we were first given some molding clay. Some of the molding clay were in the shape of birds nests – which Mishy quickly mushed up and made her own art. We made cake marked with Ms while reciting the nursery rhyme Patty Cakes. We were then given molds and molding sand to fill them in. We made sailboats, birds, and a monkey that looked like something else. Mostly though, it was fun for Mishy to feel the texture of the molding sand. Lastly, we given a sheet of paper, some feathers, and strips of paper to make a bird. Mishy loved making huge puddles of glue on the paper and then lightly placing the feathers on the huge piles of glue. It was meditative to see the glue being squeezed out.

Afterwards, Mishy played in their bouncy room, ate her lunch of octopus with tomato sauce, brown rice cracker, dried cranberries, and grapefruit. Of course, we got her some bubble water with lime from the vending machine. She loves to see the vending machine’s arm grab the bubble water and then open up so she can get it from the machine.

Today was a momentous day since it was the first time we went to the Zimmer Museum by ourselves – no Babba – Mishy calls her father, “Babba.” He normally drives us because she doesn’t like to sit in the backseat of the car by herself.  There were some tears and I had to pull over to comfort her. All in all, considering there was traffic on the way home, this was a HUGE step.

For more information regarding the Zimmer Museum, which was voted “Beat Museum” by Nickelodeon’s “Go City Kids” Parents Guide! It beat out six other local museums to win this honor – here is their website – http://www.zimmermuseum.org/

Here is more information regarding their toddler art classes.

Toddler Programs

Our age appropriate art classes encourage your children’s creativity and imagination while you work and play together. Working with our trained staff, your child will experiment with color, texture and patterns while discovering the world of art. The class is limited to 20 children and will be held in the Art Studio at the Museum.


Tuesday Mornings: 10:30-11:15am

Thursday Mornings: 10:30-11:15am

Classes are $18 per 3 week series for members and $27 for non-members (includes the price of admission). Space is limited! Pre-Registration is required! For more information or to register, please call Regina Govlich at 323-761-8998 or email regina@zimmermuseum.org

Mishy making her art.

Bonus photo: Mishy playing with the Tzedakah pinball - one of the largest pinball machines in the world!


4 Responses to “Zimmer Museum”

  1. Linda Shecter Says:

    MJ.. I love the art creation.. it looks terrific.. if you labeled it as some sort of contemporary yada dada da , it would fetch tons of moola…
    Love the Blog,

  2. sandra Says:

    Thanks for posting about “arts and crafts” places you have visited. We went today to the ucla commons and had a nice experience.

  3. mjmia Says:

    We are headed to the Paint Lab on Thursday at 10AM. If you have time, join us. Here is a link to the Paint Lab.

    Web: http://www.paintlab.net

    Here is a link to a coupon for $5 off. The whole day of painting will be $5 for toddlers under the age of 3. It expires Feb 28th. In addition, you need to buy your painting surface and reserve 24 hours ahead.


  4. 120mm fan Says:

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