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Family Art Moments (FAM) is Washington Performing Arts’s first series dedicated to family programming! Geared towards kids ages 5-8 (with younger siblings welcome!), FAM is full of interactive activities from Washington Performing Arts Teaching Artists, Storytime book readings, coloring and activity pages, dancing, singing, creating, performing, and more.

Combining the magic of performance with the value of the classroom experience, FAM aims to provide an engaging, educational, and entertaining access point to diverse art forms for children and their parents. Join the FAM and explore the range of programs below!

Spring and Summer 2021

We are developing new FAM videos for Spring and Summer 2021 that will get families moving, making music, and “traveling” around the world. Watch this space!

Special thanks to Pepco, an Exelon Company, for its support of Family Art Moments in 2021.




Summer 2020

Discover your own superpowers, travel to Latin America and West Africa, make your own books, and so much more! Made for online enjoyment, the summer 2020 FAM programming includes engaging instruction and performance videos from featured teaching artists, Storytime book readings from series partner Prince George’s County Memorial Library System, and downloadable coloring and activity pages to keep the fun going offline. Get the full scoop on the summer 2020 series or dive right in.

Shake Your Bones

Shake Your Bones
with Cantaré

Learn about instruments and music from Latin America with Cantaré—plus, bilingual Storytime and Coloring Pages!

Giggling, Wiggling, Book Worm: Stories, Myths, and Legends

Giggling, Wiggling, Book Worm: Stories, Myths, and Legends
Travel around the world with Arianna Ross from Story Tapestries, and continue your adventure with a Storytime and Coloring Page!

FAM - Singing is Your Superpower

Singing is Your Superpower
Celebrate the power of your own voice with Karin Paludan—follow along with Activity Pages and a Storytime!

FAM - Beats and Rhymes with Mr. Root

Beats And Rhymes with Mr. Root
Learn about Hip Hop and beatboxing with Jamaal ‘Mr. Root’ Collier from Story Tapestries—plus Storytime and more!

FAM - Bookmaking Workshop

Bookmaking Workshop
Create your own book using household materials with Karen O. Brown—plus Storytime and more!

FAM - Visit Africa

Visit Africa
Travel to West Africa through electrifying dances and rhythms with KanKouran West African Dance Company—plus Storytime and more!


Special thanks to supporters of Washington Performing Arts’s education programs in 2020.

Performances related to Washington Performing Arts’s education programs are made possible by Jacqueline Badger Mars and Mars, Incorporated.

Supporters of Washington Performing Arts’s Education Programs: D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities, The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, U.S. Commission of Fine Arts and the National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs Program, Mr. Bruce Rosenblum and Ms. Lori Laitman, Mr. Jeffrey Bauman and Ms. Linda Fienberg, Park Foundation, Inc., Trista L. P. Colbert and Theodore Colbert, Pepco, An Exelon Company, Prince Charitable Trusts, The Linda and Isaac Stern Charitable Foundation, In Memory of Isaac Stern, Dr. J. Stephen and Mrs. Kathryn Jones, Mr. Peter Buscemi and Ms. Judith Miller, Nancy Peery Marriott Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Milstein, Dr. Robert Misbin, Nationwide, Mr. Hubert “Hank” Schlosberg and the Schlosberg Family, Mary Jo Veverka, Ms. Betsy Scott Kleeblatt, Mr. James J. Sandman and Ms. Elizabeth D. Mullin, Her Excellency Shaikha Aisha AlKhalifa, Spouse of the Ambassador, Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain, Mr. and Mrs. Brian Coulter, Tom Gallagher, Graham Holdings Company, Mr. and Mrs. Merritt Jones, Kanter Kallman Foundation, Washington Gas Light Company, George Wasserman Family Foundation, Inc.

These lists include gifts of $5,000 and above.