Family STEAM Night
Thursday, May 4 5-8 p.m.
Families are invited to come explore concepts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) in this engaging evening. All ages can appreciate and gain a broader understanding of science concepts through hands-on activities throughout the museum. With materials and information provided by The National Informal STEM Education Network, participants can experiment and explore what makes STEAM fun!
Incorporating cacti and other desert plants as inspiration. Students will explore different mixed-media techniques. Students will be using chalk pastels and tempera paint to create a few small paintings.
May 13 - Collage, Color, & Intent
Cate Erbaugh & Shannon Rankin
Students will take a look at a painting in the museum and analyze how the artist's skillful selection of color enhances the intensity of their piece. Each student will then compose a collage selecting just the colors that help get their idea across. Materials: dry pastel, found papers, fabrics (including a sewn element.) Instructor will demo color mixing with pastels, and pastels on fabric.
Children’s Film Series
Enjoy three weekends of exhilarating short-film programs to mesmerize moviegoers of all ages. Magical, adventurous works made by acclaimed filmmakers and up-and-coming auteurs showcase work from around the globe—including Colombia, France, Russia, Taiwan, Argentina, Korea, Iran, and Mexico— to inspire the whole family. Films provided by Northwest Film Forum, Seattle’s comprehensive film arts organization, screening more than 200 independently made and classic films annually.
Light refreshments provided, donations welcome.
Saturday, June 3: Family Time
Saturday, June 10: Best of Festival Part I
Saturday, June 17: Best of Festival Part II
June 10- Food for Thought
Justin Richel and Nancy Fleming
Come paint small studies of edible objects! You’ll never look at a Cheeto the same way again!