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The Parrish Museum Offers Winter School Vacation Workshops And After School Art Classes

Originally Posted: February 06, 2009

Southampton - The Parrish Art Museum has a stimulating roster of creative art workshops lined up for children during the winter school vacation week, which begins Monday, Feb. 16. Each day a different subject will be explored through fun and engaging classes, including "Paint Your Story" on Feb. 16, "Creative Mask Making" on Feb. 17, "Collage with Mixed Media" on Feb. 18, "Make a Mobile" on Feb. 19, and "Three Dimensional Portraits" on Feb. 20.

Children age four and up can be dropped off at the museum for one day of workshops or all five.
Morning classes take place from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and afternoon classes take place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Children are divided into studio spaces by age and snacks are served at each session. The cost is $25 for Parrish members and $35 for non-members per workshop and includes materials.

In addition, the entire month of February is Family Month at the Parrish and the museum is offering a 20 percent savings on Family membership through contributor rates. Call Melissa Gatz in the membership department for details at 631-283-2118, ext. 49.

To register for children's workshops, call 631-283-2118, ext. 30 or register online at parrishart.org. The Parrish Art Museum is located at 25 Jobs Lane in Southampton Village.

After School Art
After School Art at The Parrish provides children with an opportunity to explore the museum's exhibitions, to discuss works on view, and to create their own works of art. These free workshops are held once a week after school in four or five-week sessions. Projects are inspired by works in the galleries and include painting, drawing, pottery, and sculpture.

Artist and educator Wendy Gottlieb leads each class and offers hands-on instruction. Space is limited and advanced registration is required. The winter 2009 classes will focus on a broad range of art by 15 internationally renowned contemporary artists on view in the exhibition "Damaged Romanticism: A Mirror of Modern Emotion." The schedule is as follows:

Mondays, Feb. 23, March 2, March 9, March 16, March 23, and March 30 from 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. for Kindergarten, first and second grades; and Thursdays, Feb. 26, March 5, March 12, March 19, March 26, and April 2 from 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m: for ages three and four; and from 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. for third, fourth, and fifth grades.

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