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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.

Free!
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.

For further information, email Educator Amanda Holcomb
or call (334) 794-3871 ext. 25.

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Youth Write Night Registration

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Visiting Artist Workshop – Douglas Baulos and Pinky Bass

  • June 9th, 2018 from 10am to 3pm. Ages 12+ (Students under the age of 15 should be accompanied by a guardian.)

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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.

Throughout the year, WMA will host “Meet the Educator” days where parents and their children can come to the classroom to meet the instructor before beginning classes and camps. 2019’s schedule is as follows: January 30 from 4pm-6pm, May 29 from 4pm-6pm, and August 28 from 4pm-6pm.