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March 20th, 2007

CMA’s Spring Break Offerings for Kids

by SoHo Journal Staff

exterior.jpgFounded in October 1988 by Kathleen A. Schneider, The Children’s Museum of the Arts is one of the oldest children’s art museums in the world. The Museum has been located in SoHo since its inception. Children’s Museum of the Arts celebrates the visual and performing artist in every child through teaching, collecting, creating and exhibiting children’s art.

During Spring Break this year, CMA is offering exciting workshops and extended hours that are sure to entertain and occupy your children while school is out over the coming weeks.

Children’s Museum of the Arts
Spring Break Schedule for April 2 – 10, 2006

Monday, April 2 1-4:30
Animal Masks. In this workshop children can transform themselves into their favorite animal by decorating a wearable paper mask with watercolors and drawing materials.

Tuesday, April 3 1-4:30
Found Object Cityscapes. Using cardboard, buttons, paper, and found objects, children will create relief sculptures of their favorite city.

Wednesday, April 4 4:30pm
Movie Night “The Wind in the Willow.” Come enjoy the animated version of this classic story.

Thursday, April 5 12-6:00
Floppy Paper Hats
Create a festive and unique spring hat out of colored paper, collage items and found objects!

play-dough.jpgSaturday, April 7 1:00-4:30pm
Clay@CMA Every Saturday, children can sculpt imaginative and colorful clay creatures with CMA artist Joe Vena! This workshop is fun for all ages – parents and grandparents enjoy it as much as children! Each Saturday will focus on a different theme from ‘Clay Animals of the Arctic’ to ‘Creating Elves of Clay.’

Satuday, April 7 12noon – 4:00pm
Mini-Masters Series. A Special Guest Artists will lead an open-ended workshop focusing upon the techniques and materials of master artist, Georges Seurat. Children ages 4 – 12 years will be making their own artwork in the style of the artist’s technique known as pointillism.

Monday, April 9 1-4:30
Mobiles. Inspired by sculptor Alexander Calder, children will combine wire, beads, and cardboard shapes to create whimsical hanging sculptures.

Tuesday, April 10 1-4:30
Printmaking. In this fun workshop, children will explore the art of printmaking by creating unique prints from drawings etched into Styrofoam.

Wednesday, April 11th
Popular storyteller LuAdams comes to CMA with her ever popular story ‘Treasures of the Heart.’ LuAnn Adams has created and performed more than 500 storytelling programs for children and adults in cultural organizations and schools throughout New York. Beloved by parents and children alike her stories are innovative and creative and appeal to children of all ages!

Children’s Museum of the Arts
182 Lafayette Street (bet Broome and Grand)
NY NY 10013
212.274.0986
Current information please check http://www.cmany.org/
Extended Hours
Monday April 2, Tuesday April 3, Monday April 9, Tuesday April 10. CMA will have extended hours and be open from 12noon – 5pm. Regularly scheduled hours will continue Wednesday April 4 through Sunday April 8 12noon – 5pm. Thursdays 12noon – 6pm.

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