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Exploring Color Theory

January 25 @ 10:00 am12:30 pm

Working in a variety of materials, learn to mix color, identify the crucial aspects which affect color and explore the interaction between colors and how they change according to their surroundings.

Art Discovery Playgroup

January 25 @ 10:00 am11:15 am
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Weekly on the same day until January 25, 2017

Come explore hands-on play and activity stations, make new friends, and learn about our world. Open to all children 0-5 with their caregivers. Activities may include dressing up in kimonos, light table play, changing art projects, a reading corner, a Tanabata wish tree, and Chinese New Year activities, and storytelling.

Mornings at the Museum with Mom or Dad

January 26 @ 10:00 am11:30 am
With a parent or guardian, toddlers will learn how to look, interact, behave and discover new places as they explore a special exhibit or particular gallery in the museums each week. Hands-on activities, crafts, games and stories will stimulate young…

Beyond Beginner Drawing

January 26 @ 10:00 am12:30 pm

Beginners and slightly experienced students can move towards improving fundamentals and developing an expressive and personal style.

Restoring our Victorian Home: How We Got There, and How We Found, Researched, and Restored It

January 26 @ 12:15 pm1:00 pm

Forty years of life with a Victorian home in Springfield’s McKnight neighborhood. From vacant rooming house to a period restored and furnished showplace. The Boone’s home has been featured in numerous national and local publications as well as on many local house tours. Talk will feature many before and after photos of the restoration process.

Continuing Conversation: Restoring our Victorian Home

January 26 @ 1:30 pm2:00 pm

Following the Museums a la Carte lecture with Jim Boone, join docent Diane Huot for further discussion in the Early 20th Century Gallery in the D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts.

The Jungle in You!

January 28 @ 10:00 am12:30 pm

Dive into the very crowded secret pool of life inside our bodies!

Africa Playgroup

February 1 @ 10:00 am11:15 am
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Weekly on the same day until February 22, 2017

Come explore hands-on play and activity stations, make new friends, and learn about our world. Open to all children 0-5 with their caregivers. Activities may include playing with Galimotos, building our own African Safari exhibit from Legos, printing Adinkra symbols, handling furs and skins from different animals featured in the museum’s Africa Hall, and creating a different clothespin animal each week.

Intro to Oil Painting

February 1 @ 6:00 pm8:30 pm

All the fundamentals of oil painting will be covered–from canvas preparation to planning a composition, color mixing and paint application from start to finish.

Family Legacy: Preserving Memories in Print and Video

February 2 @ 10:00 am1:00 pm

Why preserve our family stories and life experiences? How do we capture and preserve our legacies to share with others?

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