LAIKA Sundays: LAIKA Artmaking Extravaganza

April 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join us on the third Sunday of each month through May for an immersive and family-friendly day of all things LAIKA Studios. This month we focus on LAIKA inspired art-making, games, and hands-on activities. We will also be joined in the galleries by some very special live-action LAIKA guests (Hint: if you are a fan of Kubo you won’t want to miss it). Don’t forget to participate in a LAIKA-inspired family tour and then settle in to watch the classic stop-motion animated work, Jason and the Argonauts.

Schedule of Events

All Day

LAIKA Activity Guide
Schnitzer Sculpture Court, Main Building
Be inspired, have fun, and bring your own ideas to life! At the heart of every LAIKA film is a creative process that kindles the imagination. This hands-on activity guide explores key elements of that process, from developing characters and building their physical worlds to a crucial focus on storytelling.

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

LAIKA Artmaking Extravaganza
Kinney Classroom, Lower Level, Main Building
Color! Cut! Make! Drop in and get creative with a series of art-activities and games inspired by LAIKA films.  

10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

LAIKA Live Action Characters
Find them in and around the LAIKA galleries
Join us for a very special Museum visit by two live action, life size LAIKA characters who will be in the galleries for you to meet and take pictures with.

12:30 p.m.

Portland Art Museum Docent-Guided Family Tour: Stories in Art- Connecting LAIKA to the PAM Collection
Meet in the Schnitzer Sculpture Court
Every artwork tells a story. Join a Museum guide for an interactive exploration of the stories told by works in the PAM collection, and in Animating Life: The Art, Science, and Wonder of LAIKA.

2 p.m.

Film Screening: Jason and the Argonauts
Whitsell Auditorium
Greek hero Jason (Todd Armstrong) and the crew of the Argo set out to recover the legendary Golden Fleece in this mythological Greek epic brought to life by stop-motion master Ray Harryhausen’s inventive special effects and a stirring score by Bernard Herrmann.
*Film only tickets can be purchased at the NWFC website.


PLEASE NOTE: Admission: Except where noted, all LAIKA Sunday programs free with Museum admission. The Museum and programs are always free for Members and for youth 17 and under. Tours, panel discussions, and film screening are first come, first served. Please note there may be limited capacity.

Presented in conjunction with Animating Life: The Art, Science, and Wonder of LAIKA, on view October 14, 2017 through May 20, 2018.

This exhibition contains a zoetrope that produces a strobing effect and may trigger visitors with photosensitivity or epilepsy. Staff are happy to direct you to another entrance or answer questions.


The Portland Art Museum is pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that our programs are accessible and inclusive. All spaces for this program are accessible by wheelchair. Assistive listening devices are also available for lectures. All restrooms have accessible stalls but no power doors. There are single-stall all-gender bathrooms available. Please ask staff for directions.

We will do our best to accommodate your needs when you arrive, however, we need 2-3 weeks advance notice for some specific requests. Please email requests to, or call 503-226-2811.

Animating Life: The Art, Science, and Wonder of LAIKA