Your support helps the Gantt present exceptional exhibitions, leading scholars and engaging programs that celebrate the African-American story.
Presented by Novant Health and typically held on the first Saturday of each month, Family First provides beginner through master level instruction in the arts – visual, performing and literary – for children and their caregivers.
Check our program calendar to see upcoming Family First programming.
Here are some of the topic we've covered during Family First over the years:
- Moments to Cherish
- Writing Workshop With Kwame Alexander, Young Adult Edition
- Sculptural Practice
- The Art of Storytelling with Kami Shalom
- Batik Art for the Family
- Eco-Jewelry Making
- Family First With Artist Cathay Dawkins
- Romare Fest!
- Exhibition Closing Celebration
- Create Your Own Comic Book
- Activate The Story! On Stage With Andrea Michele
- Creation. Animation.
- Seeing The Spoken Word
- Explore Simple Printmaking
- Bead & Bracelet Making Workshop
- Building the Family Collage
- Quilts As Social Fabric
- Woodturning Workshop with Charles Farrar
- The Inventors Workshop with Dulce Tavares
- Egyptian Jewelry Making with MJ Arts Alot
- The Literary Visionaries Workshop
- Capture the Moment!
- Hot Off The Press Screen Printing Workshop
- The Intersection; A Conversation About Hip Hop Culture & Education
- Animals of the Subconscious: Mask-Making with Sloane Siobhan
- Art-Making Workshop: Celebrating Bearden Through Collage
- Lights, Set, Action!
- Family First Presented by Novant Health - Express Yourself: Abstract Art-Making Workshop
- African Drumming Workshop With Kojo Bey + Drums 4 Life
- The Making of Crown, Workshops for Young Writers and Painters
- You Can Fly: Literary + Spoken Word Workshop
- Gantt Center Children's Film Festival! A Family First Presented by Novant Health Program
- The Standard Jazz Series - An Interactive Music Demonstration
- Crafting Mosaics - An Art-Making Workshop with Lillian Blades
- Hip Hop Tech
- Writing for Stage & Screen
- Callaloo Kids Puppeteers + Performance
- Intro to Film, The Art of Storytelling
- R&B Tech
- Intro to Photography
- Kente Inspired Paper Weaving and Card Making
- Digital and Traditional Comic Book Creation
- Lights, Set, Action!
- Hands-On Theatre Basics for the Stage
- Poetry In Action
- The Standard Jazz Series
- Sculpting Your Vision