by Liz Nixon
It was another rainy Saturday in Seattle, however 15 kids and their parents were having a blast at the Junior League office in Madison Park at the Kids’ Spring Art Studio on March 29, 2014. The Northwest Art League & Community Outreach committee hosted the event.
The kids, ranging in ages from 3 to 10-years-old, were introduced to several fun pieces from the League’s extensive art collection, including a painting by Dale Chihuly and a lithograph by Mark Tobey. Trained League members acted as docents and discussed the art with the children using an inquiry-based approach. Next, the older children headed downstairs to experiment with print-making using linoleum tiles. Younger children walked through several activities upstairs, including printing using etched Styrofoam, and monoprints with everyday objects. Kids left with mounted art in hand, although a few left their pieces in the office for our future kids’ art “gallery!”
The bi-yearly Kids’ Art Studio is just one way that the Northwest Art committee reaches League members and our surrounding community. More than 20,000 kids in King County are exposed to the original Northwest art in the League’s collection via curriculum workshops in Seattle Public Schools and docent training for the Bellevue School District. Northwest Art partnerships allow the committee to host exciting events at the Bellevue Art Museum, Seattle Affordable Art Fair, Mirabella, and the Henry Art Gallery.
Whether targeted toward kids or adults, the Northwest Art League & Outreach committee encourages members to check out our next event!
Learn more @ http://www.jrleagueseattle.org/?nd=community_nwa