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Summer 2015 ARTSmart and Young Education Programming

The Hero’s Journey
Spend the summer exploring heroes – from mythology to fairy tales, from super heroes to the hero next door.  This exhibition has been co-curated by high school student Emma Kellogg and is in conjunction with the Manhattan Public Library summer reading theme “Heroes.”

ARTSmart Summer Class Schedule
Tuesday            Ages 3-5: 10:30-11:30 a.m., All ages: 3-4 p.m.
Wednesday       Toddlers and Twos: 10:30-11 a.m., All ages: 3-4  p.m.
Thursday          All ages: 10:30-11:30 a.m., Ages 6 & up: 3-4 p.m.

Dates and Topics
June 9-11               Super Heroes
June 16-18             Courage
June 30-July 2         Fighting the Good Cause
July 7-8                  The Hero in All of Us

Cost is $3 per child; $1.50 for Friends of the Beach Museum of Art members.  Call 785.532.7718 or e-mail klwalk@k-state.edu to register.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  If you must cancel, we would appreciate a call.

The Young Artists Programs take place in June with tours, activities and art workshops.  Space is limited and reservations can be made by calling 785.532.7718.

Young Artists & Observers will spend time sketching from nature in “The Meadow” and use professional art materials such as acrylic, cray pas, pastel, prisma colors and linoleum block prints.  One work by each artist will be chosen for display.  $15 per child per class, includes t-shirt.

June 8, 9:30-11:30 a.m. (ages 6-8)
June 8, 1-3 p.m. (ages 9-12)
June 15, 9:30-11:30 a.m. (ages 6-12)
June 15, 1-3 p.m. (ages 6-12)
June 22, 9:30-11:30 (ages 6-8)

Young Storytellers will create costumes and props for their original readers theatre performance inspired by art in “The Hero’s Journey” exhibition.   $25 per child, includes t-shirt.

June 23-26: 9:30-11:30 a.m. (ages 9-12) -OR- 1-3 p.m. (ages 6-9)

Young Artists Celebration and Reception June 27, 10:30 a.m. – noon
View works created in the Young Artists Program and attend performances by the Young Storytellers.

Open to children of all ages, cost is $5 per child per workshop.  Call 785.532.7718 or e-mail klwalk@k-state.edu for reservations.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  If you must cancel, we would appreciate a call.

Found Art Sculpture Workshops July 29, 10-11:30 a.m. or July 30, 10-11:30 a.m.
Visit nearby outdoor sculptures and use found objects to create your own contemporary sculpture.

Mini Stone Garden Workshops August 5, 10-11 a.m. or August 6, 10-11 a.m.
Take a stroll through the installation “Cairns on the Beach” and create a miniature living garden.

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