Inspired to Learn
Virtual First Saturday Family Day
Want to make some art while getting to know the art and artists in our Permanent Collection a little better? Join us for virtual First Saturday Family Day on the first Saturday of the month. Follow the Facebook event to participate in the fun! Learn about artists and their work, and create your own work alongside WMA’s educators with posts beginning at 10 am.
Join us on August 1st for a full day of activities for the whole family!
Are you homeschooling, teaching virtually, or needing curriculum-based lessons? We’ve done the work for you with resources that can be found on WMA’s Educator’s Lair blog, with new posts on the first Monday of the month throughout the summer, and 23 unique lesson plans for preK-12 students.
We know not everyone in our community has access to internet resources, or the art supplies at home to participate in our activities. That’s why WMA partnered with Dothan City Schools to provide take-home art supply kits to include in the Meal Distribution Program in April and May. Kits included lessons and all of the supplies needed to create for over 2,400 students. And additional 500 kits complete with lessons and supplies will be distributed throughout the summer!
In June and July WMA will partner with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Wiregrass, Hawk-Houston Youth Enrichment Center, and the Dothan Housing Authority to supply students with 600 art kits and supplemental video instruction. Many thanks to the Wiregrass Foundation for supporting our efforts to inspire creativity in these young artists!
Inspired to Connect
Check the museum’s social media accounts often! We’ll have original content from artists including Instagram takeovers, live art talks, and virtual residencies which support artists in the creation of new work.
Sydney A. Foster: Artist Residency and Instagram Takeover - July 9th
Sydney A. Foster continues her residency in Houston County this summer, and she’ll give us a sneak peek of what she’s been up to in a takeover of WMA’s Instagram account on July 9th. Stay tuned for details as she explores what makes our region unique!