January family programs at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum


(12/29/2010)

The Minnesota Marine Art will be offering two family programs in January- Toddler Tuesday, and Family Storytelling (with artist Gaylord Schanilec). These programs are designed to allow young Museum goers the opportunity to explore artworks and respond to the basic elements of art. Older children can benefit from a development of critical looking skills and self-confidence, and families can bond through these positive experiences.

January’s Toddler Tuesday will be held January 11th from 10:30am - Noon. The program occurs throughout the MMAM and participants are invited to come and go as they please. Participants can create toddler-friendly art projects, play with puppets, puzzles and musical instruments, and explore the artworks. Toddlers, ages 1-5 years, are $2 each and MMAM members are free. Adult caregivers are free, and the Museum asks for a 1:3 adult to toddler ratio.

On Saturday, January 15th printmaker and book artist Gaylord Schanilec will be a special guest at the popular Family Storytelling program. The program will begin promptly at 10am and will last for about one hour. Artworks in the exhibition Drawn to the River: Prints and Books by Gaylord Schanilec will be explored through story. The program will end with an art project suitable for ages 8 and under. This program is free as part of the Museum’s commitment to outreach and education.

The Minnesota Marine Art Museum is located at 800 Riverview Drive. For more information on the Museum or its programs, please call Heather MacGaw at (507) 474-6626 or visit www.minnesotamarineart.org.

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