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Series of Museum Art Adventures for ages six to 12 begins on Sept. 16
POSTED: 08/23/2017
Join a practicing artist for art adventures as seen through history’s lens during a series of programs being presented this fall and early winter by the Johnson County Museum.

This series is called Museum Art Adventures and is for ages six to 12. Each session will focus on experimenting with new art techniques and materials. Participants are guided through the process as they learn about the art and history of each theme. Projects change monthly and are connected to the museum’s permanent, temporary, or KidScape exhibitions. This is a drop-off class, but parents are welcome to stay.

Recycled Plastic Bag Collage is the theme for a Sept. 16 session. Young artists will twist and form recycled plastic into coils and shapes, while learning the art elements of line, shape, and texture.

Convertible Can Sculpture is the theme of an Oct. 21 session. Participants can create their own sculpture using a can, tag board, paint, magnets, and experiment with compositional themes of unity, balance, movement, and emphasis.

Photo Tinting is the theme for a Nov. 18 session. Similar to a coloring book, students work with black and white images and tint theme with non-traditional oil pastel colors.

Stick Abstractions is the theme of the final Museum Art Adventures session on Dec. 16. Students will explore Kandinsky’s Point and Line concept using a simple wooden tool to create a variety of marks and complete their work with watercolor.

These programs all take place beginning at 1 p.m. on a Saturday at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, located in the former King Louie Building at 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park. The cost for each one-hour program is $10 per person, and museum members receive a 20 percent discount, but must register by telephone to receive their savings. Program cost does not include admission to the museum and the new and expanded KidScape experience.

To find these programs in the My JCPRD Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under youth and then under fine & performing arts. In the printed catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keyword “art.” To register for these programs by phone, call (913) 831-3359 or register online at

These programs are also eligible for credit in the Mindfulness dimension for the JCPRD U holistic wellness program for participants ages three to 18. Participants can complete Achievement Classes (similar to academic grade levels) and earn Achievement Badges and Awards. To register for JCPRD U, call Nathan at (913) 826-2950.

The Johnson County Museum is a department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. The My JCPRD Activities catalog, with information and a registration form, is available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches.

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