Kennedy Museum of Art
Photo courtesy of: University Communications and Marketing
Oct 28, 2013
By Nicole Pellechia
The Ohio University Kennedy Museum of Art will host Art Encounters workshops for children on Nov. 16 and Dec. 7 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
These workshops teach a variety of art skills and give kids a chance to express their creative and artistic sides outside of school. Children ages 5 and up are welcome to attend and will be divided into groups by age upon attendance. Each workshop includes an exploration of a designated exhibit at the museum, followed by a chance to make their own project based on what they learned.
"The idea is that they get both sides of the project in a more in-depth way then [the kids] would at school," said Lisa Quinn, the education programs coordinator for the Kennedy Museum of Art.
The Nov. 16 Art Encounter theme will be Papermaking, based off of the Kennedy museum's exhibit, The Print Making Collection. Participants will learn about the special technique of handmade papermaking, and will create their own project to take home. The fee for this event is $20 per participant and pre-registration is available until Nov. 1.
On Dec. 7, Art Encounters participants will have the chance to learn about feltmaking techniques and make their own holiday ornament using materials seen in the museum's Navajo Saddle Blanket exhibit. Children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult, and the fees are $20 per participant and $30 per adult/child pair. Pre-registration ends Nov. 22.
For more information on Kennedy Museum of Art Events or to pre-register for any of these workshops, please visit www.ohio.edu/museum.