Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Inspire Your Young Artists at Westport Arts Center’s Family Art Day

Inspire the young artists in your family at Westport Arts Center’s Family Art Day on Sunday, November 22 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Design, color and construct one-of-a-kind art projects using new processes, unusual materials and your imagination!

The bi-annual Family Art Day event is designed to build on children’s ingenuity and curiosity.  The gallery will be completely transformed into a workshop space, featuring stations designed to enable interaction with different materials and to foster a lifelong love for the arts.  Local teaching artists will be on hand to assist children at each art station.

Kids will work alongside their parents and siblings as they draw on inspiration from the DREAMscapes exhibition featuring 42 member artists and curated by the renowned Alexandra Monroe, Ph.D, Samsung Senior Curator of Asian Art at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.  Each project will capture the spirit of the exhibition explained by Monroe as “forms, colors and images that an artist might see in real or imagined space…It is whimsical.”

Families can explore the world of dreams and cosmic phenomena as they create dream catchers, embellish treasure stones and decorated pouches, develop unique felt landscapes inspired by their favorite fantasies and dreams, and build magic mirror mandalas.

"Family Art Day is a wonderful opportunity to introduce your children to the arts. With hands-on experiences perfect for all ages, children get to work along side their parents to make, design and create artworks that will embrace their individual imaginations and help to foster curiosity in using arts materials," stated Lindsay Heffernan, the Westport Arts Center’s Director of Education.
Don’t miss this opportunity to explore your family’s creative side and to view the stunning DREAMscapes exhibition of photography, printmaking, sculpture, video, collage, drawings and more.  Admission is $10 per child. Adults and children ages 2 and under are free.

Due to the popularity of this program, advance registration is encouraged. Tickets may be purchased online at www.westportartscenter.org or by phone, 203-222-7070.  Ticket sales at the door will be on a first-come, first-served basis. 

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