A FREE come-and-go art activity for families is offered the first Saturday of every month. All supplies are provided and no pre-registration is required. Each Saturday will feature a different project. Special additional activities included some Saturdays. Call the museum at 334-794-3871 for more information.
January 5: Galaxy Paintings
During the first FSFD of 2019, learn how to paint a far-away galaxy! Using a canvas board, metallic acrylic paint, and a splatter painting technique, you can create a unique work of art that is out of this world.
January’s First Saturday activities will also include Stand in the Light — A Puppetry Workshop, led by WMA exhibiting artist Anna Sue Courtney. Participants will practice making shadow gestures that will inform the drawing and construction of their own “activist” puppet character. Guests will then lift their voices to create a shadow play for that day.
The workshop will be inspired by the silhouette style shadow characters in Courtney’s gallery installation Stand in the Light, which was created from drawings inspired by the documentary photos and films of the 1963 Birmingham Children’s March.
Two sessions will be held, and no registration is required.
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
February 2: Colorful Kaleidoscope
Using scissors and square pieces of paper, guests will learn how to fold and cut paper to make a vibrant work of art that resembles a kaleidoscope!
March 2: Paper Flowers
Come up to the studio to learn how to make a paper vase pop off the page! Then create your own colorful flower arrangement to put inside.
First Saturday Family Day activities are made possible by the Wells Fargo Foundation.