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Virtual kid classes offered at the Blanden

Next class is Saturday

The Blanden Memorial Art Museum is continuing art opportunities for kids on Saturday.

Classes were developed to work virtually yet have the one-on-one capability in creating a piece of art for the participants involved. It is the newest opportunity for the public to enjoy the works on display at the museum currently.

Two classes so far in the series of virtual art classes have been created and produced by the Blanden Art Museum staff. So far they have been quite successful from young artists participating at home to a group of Girl Scouts wanting to do the activity together but virtually. Some of the classes have leftover kits that parents have come to purchase after the event. The classes are stored on Facebook, www.blanden.org and as YouTube.

“It’s really been neat to see a concept go from scratch to entirety in a short amount of time. We had some glitches with the second class due to internet issues, but have recovered from that. Good training for future class sessions in case it happens again,” said Eric Anderson, director of the Blanden Memorial Art Museum. “Our next class will be interactive and challenging all at the same time on Nov. 21, so we are looking forward to creating prints with that one.”

The third class to be offered is “Double Imagery,” inspired by Louise Nevelson, currently on display in the Blanden’s West Gallery as part of the Creating Unity exhibition.

Each registered participant will sign up at the Blanden or online at www.blanden.org. They’ll receive a bag with materials to create the project and instructions on how to create their own print. On the day of the class, they will log in to watch it on Facebook and follow along step by step with the instructor, Eric Anderson. This class will be live so while they are creating, they can ask questions in regards to the project. Doing this creates an interactive method of teaching with their artwork similar to what they are doing with various school instruction currently.

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