Mini Masters 

Sponsored by PBS North Coast!



First Saturdays 12:00-2:00                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       A FREE monthly workshop including storytime, literacy games, short films, art activities and a FREE book! Bring the whole family for an afternoon of art making and exploring your local art museum!


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July 7th, 12-2pm - Cut paper collage, stencils, and stamps

The Mini Master’s program will begin with a read aloud of Lucy’s Picture by Nicola Moon, and other stories to gain understanding of and celebrate the works by Mary Robinson in her exhibition Confluence. Participants will have the opportunity to play letter hunt, bingo and other literacy games and activities.  After hearing and seeing about Mary’s art make your own works using her techniques and art materials. Draw, paint, and print to create your own monoprint! Get messy as you use watercolor to marble paper, and use stamps to make an original card for someone you love! Museum educators will work with you and your child focusing on color and easy printmaking techniques. Each family will leave with a free children’s book









August 4th, 12-2pm-  Your Victorian Tree home

Join us for Mini Masters as we celebrate our local Victorian architecture and are inspired by Buzz Parker’s exhibition Home Tree Home! We will become familiar with shapes, line, and forms used in Victorian architecture as we hear a read aloud of A house is a house for me by Mary Ann Hoberman, and other stories about architecture and homes. Then use various shaped sponges to create your own colorful Victorian home painting (add lines with brushes). Buzz creates “dreamy neighborhoods in his works and you can too! Crete your own Victorian neighborhood through torn tissue paper collage- add a silhouette of a favorite Victorian home in your neighborhood. The summer fun continues as you design and build your own (zany, replica) Victorian birdhouse out of popsicle sticks.

Families will also have the opportunity to view Lanore Cady’s watercolor and ink Houses and Letters series on exhibition in the Bettiga Gallery. Each family will leave with a free children’s book at the end of the event!





September 1st, 12-2pm -

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Come improve your child’s eye hand coordination as they learn to fold, twist and bend their way to a spectacular sculpture! Participants will turn wire, pipe cleaners and paper into colorful 3-D  creations.  Embellish your creation with beads that move or and polka dots.  This month’s Mini Masters projects are inspired by artist Elizabeth Berrien’s exhibition Fifty Years of Wire. Families will have the opportunity to hear a read aloud of Sandy’s Circus by Tanya Lee Stone,  play Literacy games and increase their arts vocabulary. Museum educators are here to help you and your child with pipe cleaner and paper folding techniques and other skills necessary. Come join us for a fun day of art making! Each family will leave with a free children’s book at the end of the event!



Morris Graves Museum of Art

636 F Street
Eureka, CA 95501
Fax 707.442.2040

Museum Hours
12pm - 5pm Wednesday-Sunday

Humboldt Arts Council Office Hours
9am - 5pm Tuesday-Friday

$5 for adults;
$2 for seniors (age 65 and over) and students with ID;
children 17 and under free;
Museum members are free.

Thank You Museum Sponsors

•Schmidbauer Lumber Company
•Living Education & Arts Foundation
•Philip & Sally Arnot
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