Summer 2021 Outreach Round Up

We eased back into face-to-face programming this summer with four SOLD OUT camps. It was wonderful to host young artists at the museum again. Their creative energy breathed so much life back into the building!

And it was equally wonderful making art with community partners offsite again. We cherish our partnership with Hawk Houston Youth Enrichment Center and it was thrilling to be able to create with their students this summer!

In addition to our face-to-face offerings, we assembled and dispersed over 2000 art kits throughout the Wiregrass region to artists of all ages. Each kit contained an activity booklet with instructions for four different art activities plus all the supplies needed to create the projects. We also created quick instructional videos to accompany the kits that we wanted to share with you. Click on the titles below to view.


Proud to Be Me: Abstract Self Portrait 

Clem Gouveia Inspired Watercolor Resist Landscape

Laura Lucía Sanz Inspired Rainforest Collage

Arline Schulman Inspired Geometric Paper Sculpture

We want to extend our sincere thanks to The Wiregrass Foundation for funding our summer outreach programming. Because of The Wiregrass Foundation, we are able to provide high quality art experiences each summer to young (and not so young) artists throughout our region who don’t have consistent exposure to the arts. Ensuring lifelong learning is an important part of our mission at WMA and we are so thankful that we can continue to provide such experiences in these uncertain times. One this is for certain though, art is for everyone and WMA is too! We hope to see you at the museum soon!

 

Youth Art Education Policy

Outside of tours, family days, and open house events, individuals who are not enrolled in a class are not allowed in WMA classrooms except by written permission of the Executive Director. Parents may not join children in the classroom during instruction times in order to ensure an atmosphere conductive to creativity. It is important to limit the number of adults to keep the focus on the kids, their learning, and to accommodate limited seating in the studio. Parents are welcome to stay in the museum during class but must remain outside of the classroom during instruction time.

Museum educators are experienced in creating positive learning environments for all ages and are required to go through a background check to ensure the safety of our students. Parents and guardians are encouraged to visit the studio at the end of class to see what their child has created. All docents and volunteers working with children are also required to go through background checks.

Thank you for understanding our policy and priority on the safety and well-being of participating students.

Refund Policy

The Wiregrass Museum of Art may cancel any class with insufficient enrollment; students will be notified and given a full refund. If a student withdraws at least 1 week before the class begins, he/she will be refunded for the full cost of the class. If a student withdraws 24 hours before the class begins, he/she will be refunded for half the cost of the class. There are no refunds after the start date of class, and membership fees are nonrefundable. Students are not enrolled until complete payment is received.

Terms and Conditions

The Wiregrass Museum of Art reserves the right to photograph and reproduce chosen works publication, publicity, and educational purposes. Participation in this exhibition shall be an agreement on the part of the artist to these conditions. The museum reserves the right to exclude works submitted without appropriate preparation (documentation, mounting hardware, suitable frame/mat, etc.), or which are damaged or incomplete. The museum is not responsible for the safekeeping of any works left in its care ninety (90) days after the close of the exhibition.

Email Educator Amanda Holcomb

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