families

FAMILY EVENtS

Big Picture-In the House! Summer Series
Wednesdays: 10 am-11 am July 29, August 5, 12, 19, 26

Join the Figge Big Picture Outreach Program for this special in-house series designed for all young art enthusiasts!

The Big Picture is normally designed for K-12 school classrooms to connect curriculum with art; teaching “big picture” ideas from a visual perspective. This summer, come to an hour drop-in session at the museum where we will highlight a variety of art connections using Big Picture outreach lessons in the museum studios. Each week the program is offered, participants will learn a new art concept, share in art discussion, explore museum outreach objects and complete a fun activity to reinforce the theme of the day’s lesson.

This is an excellent way for multiple ages to engage in learning while having tons of fun! Suitable for ages 5 through 12—parents are welcome to join in, or explore the museum during each session.

No reservations needed. For more information, contact Laura Dunn, outreach coordinator, at 563.326.7804 x2047 or Brian Allen, outreach educator, at 563.326.7804 x2005.


Art of Percussion
9:30 am-1 p. Saturday, September 26
$10/family of 4; $3/extra child 


Get in the rhythm at this year’s Art of Percussion event! This annual family activity is a collaboration between the River Music Experience (RME) and the Figge Art Museum. We’ll start the program at the Figge with live music on the plaza, then head up to the studios to make imaginative musical instruments with recycled materials. A fun, rhythmic drum circle with Terry Hanson and Ellis Kell at RME will be the grand finale!

Contact Lynn Gingras-Taylor for more information or to pre-register: 563.326.7804 x2006 or lgtaylor@figgeartmuseum.org.



SCHEDULE
9:30-10 am • Family registration and live music
10-11:30 am • Instrument making in the studios
11:30 am-Noon • Lunch (families supply their own lunches)
Noon • Meet on the plaza with instruments and head over to RME led by Terry Hanson and Ellis Kell
Noon-1 pm • Drum circle with Terry and Ellis

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