Included with museum admission and FREE for kids and members
Offering hands-on arts projects and activities for youth and families inspired by current exhibitions
Sponsored by PBS North Coast!
Saturday January 13th, 2-4pm
Children and families are invited to Family Arts Day at the Morris Graves Museum of Art on Saturday, January 13th at 2:00pm to explore the classic animation techniques of mutoscopes (a hand cranked flipbook on a wheel) and zoetropes (an optical toy that uses a spinning mechanism and a series of drawings to show movement) inspired by Artist Who Animate. Bring the whole family for an afternoon of art-making, learning and exploring your local art museum!
Families will have the opportunity to view the animations of five local artist and then create your own hand drawn animations! Build your zoetrope or mutoscope, learn about the history of animation, and draw your own sequences of movement! Museum educators will work with you and your child to construct your own mutoscope and zoetrope as well as offer drawing tips.
Saturday February 10th, 2-4pm
Children and families are invited to Family Arts Day at the Morris Graves Museum of Art on Saturday, February 10th at 2:00pm for an afternoon of animation story writing, painting, and drawing!! We will focus on the storytelling aspect of animation creating characters and a place for your story to take place. Families will explore the backgrounds and characters in various animations by five local artists to inspire their own animations. Families will also have the opportunity to view a short film that introduces Disney’s Multiplane camera, which was the origin of cel animation.
Once inspired, draw your own storyboards from your experience, imagination, or based on prompts. Then animate your story as you paint or draw your setting using multiple layers of transparent animation paper otherwise known as cel animation technique. Museum educators will work with you and your child, focusing on painting and drawing techniques that add texture, depth and proportion to your animations.
Saturday March 10th, 2-4pm
Families are invited to explore an African safari on Saturday March, 10th from 2-4pm inside the Morris Graves Museum of Art. Families will have the opportunity to tour Jim Lowry’s exhibition “Saying yes to Africa”, to inspire creating their own safari silhouette paintings and torn photo landscape collages. Museum educators will work with children to identify the textures and patterns needed to recreate an African animal or landscape through collage. Then, have fun with paint, as we look at the shapes and values needed to create a animal silhouette against a majestic African sunset.
Morris Graves Museum of Art
636 F Street
Eureka, CA 95501
Museum Hours 12pm - 5pm Wednesday-Sunday
Humboldt Arts Council Office Hours 9am - 5pm Tuesday-Friday
Admission $5 for adults;
$2 for seniors (age 65 and over) and students with ID;
children 17 and under free;
Museum members are free.