Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Summer Art Programs at The Brandywine River Museum!

Space still available!

Thursdays in July
Programs for ages 3 to 10
Tuesdays in July
Programs for ages 10 to 14

This July, the Brandywine River Museum offers special programs for children, featuring thematic guided tours followed by hands-on art projects.
Children may participate in one or all of these workshops.


Museum Explorer Mornings
Thursdays in July
Ages 3 to 10
Accompanied by an adult.

Two sessions will be held each morning:
Session A: 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Session B: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

July 1 - Summer Shapes
Discover the ways artists use geometric shapes to create works of art.
After a gallery tour, combine shapes to create colorful pictures.

July 8 - Eye Spy
Explore the tricks artists use to make things look real.
Next, make your own optical illusions.

July 15 - Portrait Parade
Look at portraits of ordinary and famous people, self-portraits, and even portraits without people.
Following the tour, cut and paste portrait collages.

July 22 - Animal Adventures
Search the museum for animals of every shape and size in paintings and sculpture.
Then assemble three-dimensional animals from a variety of materials.

July 29 - Mask Magic
Meet pirates, Revolutionary War soldiers, Victorian ladies and other characters found in works of art.
Afterwards, disguise yourself by making a mask of your favorite character.

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Advanced Explorer Workshops

Ages 10 to 14
Tuesdays in July
10 a.m.

July 6 - Fooling the Eye
Learn the secrets of trompe l'oeil painting in the special exhibition, John Haberle: Master of Illusion.
Then master your own illusions in pencil and charcoal.

July 13 - Striking Poses
Investigate how artists create likeness in the museum's special exhibition of portraits.
Next, experiment with pose and setting while drawing a portrait.

July 20 - Shades of Summer
What colors are found in shadows, water, or sky?
Explore how artists describe the world around them in color.
Afterward, experiment with hue and value using watercolor.

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Reservations are required

Workshops are free with museum admission:
$10 per adult
$6 per child age 6 and older and seniors.
Free for children under 6 and museum members.

Brandywine River Museum
U.S. Route 1
Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania