Get ready for winter at Barnetimen (Children’s Hour) with Vesterheim, the National Norwegian-American Museum and Folk Art School. Preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to discover the museum's collection in a new video on Tuesday, Nov.17, from 10-10:30 a.m. on Vesterheim’s Facebook page and YouTube Channel. The video will be available for later viewing on Vesterheim's YouTube Channel.

Connect with Jennifer Kovarik, Vesterheim’s Youth Educator, to explore objects in the museum’s collection and make art inspired by those objects. 

This month’s theme will focus on cold weather clothing. “Norwegians have a saying that there is no bad weather, only bad clothing!” Kovarik said. “In the Northern Hemisphere, the weather is getting colder now and it is time to put on warmer clothing,” she continued. During the session, explore Vesterheim's collection of winter clothing, like warm sweaters, caps, and mittens. Inspired by these objects, decorate a sweater, cap, or mittens using colors, patterns, and texture.

A list of materials and instructions for the make-at-home art project will be available before and after the program at vesterheim.org/program/barnetimen-childrens-hour-11-2020.

Barnetimen programs are geared toward 3 - 5 year olds, but all ages are welcome, and new programs are available online the third Tuesday of the month, September through April, at 10 a.m.

This program is sponsored by the United States Regional Arts Resilience Fund Phase 1, an initiative of Arts Midwest and its peer United States Regional Arts Organizations made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; with additional support from local sponsors David and Brenda Carlson and Norwegian Mutual Insurance Association.

Connect with Jennifer Kovarik, Vesterheim’s Youth Educator, to explore objects in the museum’s collection and make art inspired by those objects. 

This month’s theme will focus on cold weather clothing. “Norwegians have a saying that there is no bad weather, only bad clothing!” Kovarik said. “In the Northern Hemisphere, the weather is getting colder now and it is time to put on warmer clothing,” she continued. During the session, explore Vesterheim's collection of winter clothing, like warm sweaters, caps, and mittens. Inspired by these objects, decorate a sweater, cap, or mittens using colors, patterns, and texture.

A list of materials and instructions for the make-at-home art project will be available before and after the program at vesterheim.org/program/barnetimen-childrens-hour-11-2020.

Barnetimen programs are geared toward 3 - 5 year olds, but all ages are welcome, and new programs are available online the third Tuesday of the month, September through April, at 10 a.m.

This program is sponsored by the United States Regional Arts Resilience Fund Phase 1, an initiative of Arts Midwest and its peer United States Regional Arts Organizations made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; with additional support from local sponsors David and Brenda Carlson and Norwegian Mutual Insurance Association.