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Our Top 10 Reasons Why to Participate in Family Art Day
Posted by emily on September 6, 2012
We are thrilled that this Saturday kicks off our Fall Family Art Day series. For this season’s lineup, all of our workshops have been designed to connect to our current exhibitions. Our September guest artist, Linda Cover, will share how you can turn found objects—everything from buttons, bottle caps, shells, corks and more, many of which appear in our Santa Cruz Collects exhibit, into faces. And not just any faces; family member faces. For October, in conjunction with Rose Sellery’s exhibition, Passages, Esmeralda Rivas from Women’s Crisis Support – Defensa de Mujeres will lead a family tree art project using the acclaimed A Window Between Worlds program. Santa Cruz Collects Artist, Stacey Grant, will share her collection of collections in November, and then work with socks and clothespins to create the most fun and unusual critters of the sea. And in December, Elijah Pfotenhauer will teach the basics of cartooning and demonstrate how to turn your family members into humorous visual characters through comic strips.
So, why spend your time making art with your family here at the MAH?
Here’s our Top 10 Reasons why to participate in Family Art Day:
1.) Not just your little sister, but your entire family can experience creative hands-on fun together
2.) There is a good chance you might learn new art methods, techniques and tools that you cannot find anywhere else
4.) Experience a workshop led by incredibly talented artists that are local to Santa Cruz
5.) Make connections; all kinds of connections. Connections to your family members, to the exhibitions, and with new friends of the Santa Cruz community
6.) We provide a great space to make memories, and all the fun stuff that goes along with it
7.) It’s not your house; you can get as messy as you want in our classroom!
8.) In need of inspiration? These workshops in particular will demonstrate how you can make something awesome out of simple everyday objects
9.) There are absolutely no boundaries for your imagination here
10.) You will learn, laugh, and leave with a one of kind piece of art made in collaboration with your loved ones