Huntsville, Ala – The Huntsville Museum of Art invites families to drop by once a month, beginning Saturday, January 24, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to participate in a FREE hands-on art activity. Additional Drop-in and CREATE Saturdays are scheduled for February 21, March 28, and April 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Stender Family Interactive Galleries.
The theme of January’s activity is “Selfie 3-D Art.” Families will look for whimsical faces and animals created by glass artist Richard Jolley in the South by Southeast: Masters of Studio Glass exhibition. Then, they will create their own 3-D selfie using a variety of materials.
February’s Drop-in and CREATE theme is “A Golden Day of Hat Making.” Children will gain inspiration from the artwork in Rembrandt, Rubens, Gainsborough and the Golden Age of Painting in Europe to create a period hat. They’ll wear their new creations along with period capes and have their pictures made behind a large “Golden Age” frame.
On Saturday, March 28, the theme is “FUNtastic Animal Characters.” After viewing Encounters: Dori DeCamillis, families will design and create an animal using cut paper, wiggly eyes, and colored pencil.
“So What’s a Viviparous Quadruped?” is the theme of April’s activity, during which families will examine John James Audubon: The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America from the Collection of Mr. & Mrs. William Told, Jr. They will then create an art journal using stamps and other materials for embellishment. For more information, visit www.hsvmuseum.org or call 256-535-4350.