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Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art Offers Teen Art Clinic and Primary Partners Class in July
By Tourism Industry Partner
The Teen Art Clinic, All Things Paper, is July 6-8 from 1-4pm and is for students ages 13-18. During the intensive three-day clinic, Shawnee artist Linda Dixon will teach students how to make hand-made paper and other paper works. Participants will be introduced to paper sculpture, embossing, and other paper art techniques.
"Learning to make paper is fun-it's great for the summer, because you usually get wet," explained Donna Merkt, MGMoA Curator of Education. "It's also a very green project, since you are basically recycling old paper at home to make new paper."
The cost for the teen art clinic is $45 for museum members or $55 for non-members. Advanced registration is required. Registration is available online at www.mgmoa.org/teen-art-clinic or by calling 405-878-5300.
Primary Partners is for students ages 3-6 and an adult partner-mom, dad, grandparent, aunt, or uncle. The class is July 29 from 10:30-11:30 am. During the class, students will enjoy Story Time in the Gallery and create an artwork with the help of their partner that is inspired by the story and by the art in the museum. The theme of this Primary Partners is Exploration and is inspired by the museum's upcoming exhibit, Wherever You Go: Maps from the Joe Marenghi Collection.
This Primary Partners class will be taught by museum educator, Donna Merkt. The class is FREE, but the class size is limited and advanced registration is required. To register, please contact Donna Merkt at 405-878-5300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The museum also offers summer art camps for students ages 5-13. There are some openings remaining for the two July camps. Additional information is available at www.mgmoa.org or by calling 405-878-5300.