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  1. Tiny Tuesdays

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    During the month of May, the art studio will be working on a dollhouse and everyone is invited to join our tiny “house party.” The dollhouse will be available daily for our young artists to play with and to fill with hand crafted furniture and decorations.

    On “Tiny Tuesdays” we will dedicate each week to creating a different item to add to our house.

    Tues. May 3: Let’s make furniture. Use wood, paper and found objects to create dollhouse furniture

    Tues. May 10: people and animals. Create human and animal figures for our dollhouse.

    Tues. May 17: Tiny art. Let’s make paintings, and artwork to decorate our house.

    Tues. May 24: Clay miniatures. What miniatures can we make from clay?

    Tues. May 31: Fabric fun. Create rugs, curtains and more from fabric and yarn.

  2. Digi Design

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    Join us for a 3-hour workshop and make a light-up cuff bracelet! Design your own cuff, and we’ll show you how to wire it up with conductive thread, lights, and a battery. You will learn basic sewing skills. You will work with fabric, LEDs and wiring, starting from a prototype and then personalizing it with your own design.

    No prior skill with circuitry or sewing is required!

    Recommended ages: 9-14; younger may attend with an adult to help them sew.

    Register Online!

  3. Loom Tour 2015: BackStrap Weaving

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    Guest artist Hannah Bennett will spend the day preparing a backstrap loom system, and demonstrating weaving technique. Backstrap weaving is an ancient method of making cloth, used in many cultures around the world.

    Because the materials needed to construct the loom are so simple, it is a very accessible and mobile art form. Weaving materials for this project will come from plants, recycled and upcycled pieces and donated yarns.

    There will also be a loom (or three!) set up for visitors to experiment with.

  4. Doll Accessories Workshop

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    Do you have an 18″ doll that likes to dance? Perhaps they would like some dance attire and accessories! In this workshop you can make a tutu, a dance bag and a hand-dyed silk scarf, all sized for your doll.

    Registration fee: $25; includes craft supplies plus museum admission for one participant

    Please note: Each child registration includes general admission for a single adult chaperone. Chaperone tickets do not include craft supplies, doll accessories, or other workshop materials. Adults who wish to participate in the workshop crafts and leave with their own set of doll accessories must purchase a full-price ($25) adult ticket.

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    Still can’t get enough of dolls and accessories? Join us at our annual American Girl Benefit Sale, Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19!

  5. Three Greek Myths

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    Visiting artist Felice Amato will present a short puppet performance of Three ancient Greek myths using props and objects that she has created with visitors, as part of June’s ‘Let’s make a puppet show!’ makerspace project.

    Felice Amato is a visual artist, storyteller, puppeteer, and poet.

  6. Kids Makerspace: Art Studio

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    During our Makerspace open hours, visitors can stop by our Art Classroom to participate in community art projects related to our monthly theme.

    June – Let’s make a puppet show!

    July – MCM Print Shop

    August – Paintapalooza

  7. Nature and Art

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    Join us in the Clubhouse to create works of art inspired by our four-season green roof. Topics will include, plants, animals, weather, soil, the earth, and sky.

  8. Doll-Making Workshop with guest artist Olive Earley

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    Stop by our doll-making workshop in the art classroom and learn to make a simple wire-bodied art doll from our buffet of beautiful materials. Decorate your doll with beads, ribbon, flowers, buttons and shells.

    Also meet our special guest, doll artist Olive Earley and see a display of her wonderful character dolls.

    Learn more about Olive Earley’s exhibit

  9. FunkYard Derby Car Workshop

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    Join us in creating a fleet of cars to be used this spring and summer on our Funkyard Speedway!  We will have dozens of blank pinewood derby car bodies to be customized your very own way, then we will use that car to run races all summer long on our brand new Funkyard racetrack.  Come and design, draw, sand, hammer, paint, and assemble with us!

  10. Pinewood Workshop

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    Join us in creating a fleet of cars to be used this spring and summer on our Funkyard Speedway!  We will have dozens of blank pinewood derby car bodies to be customized your very own way, then we will use that car to run races all summer long on our brand new Funkyard racetrack.  Come and design, draw, sand, hammer, paint, and assemble with us!

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