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  • Sign Up Now For FEBRUARY FUN At Worcester Art Museum

    WORCESTER, MASS., JANUARY 14, 2000-Parents... registration is now underway for the Worcester Art Museum's annual FEBRUARY FUN art workshops for youth ages three to 17. Participants visit the galleries and work with professional arts educators while creating their own artwork in two- and four-hour workshops. Workshops are offered Tuesday, February 22 through Friday, February 25, from 10:00am until noon, and from 12:30pm until 2:30pm. An Extended Day program is also available.

    Participants can choose from more than 40 exciting workshops in clay, costume design, printmaking, paint, sculpture, and more. Daily workshops are offered both mornings and afternoons, with a supervised lunch break provided for children enrolled all day. Special parent/child classes are designed for ages three to five. Longer classes are offered for high school students and are ideal for those developing a portfolio.

    In addition, an Extended Day program offers parents the option of enrolling children in constructive and artful activities for the entire day, from 8:45am to 5:15pm. Instructors lead age-appropriate activities including stories and games.

    To register or receive a free February Fun brochure, call 508-799-4406, X-3007 or X-3056, or visit the Worcester Art Museum's Education Department at 55 Salisbury Street in Worcester.

    Museum Background

    Opened to the public in 1898, the Worcester Art Museum is the second largest art museum in New England. Its exceptional 35,000-piece collection of paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, photography, prints and drawings is displayed in 36 galleries and spans 5,000 years of art and culture, ranging from Egyptian antiquities and Roman mosaics to Impressionist paintings and contemporary art. Throughout its first century, the Worcester Art Museum proved itself a pioneer: the first American museum to purchase work by Claude Monet (1910) and Paul Gauguin (1921); the first museum to bring a medieval building to America (1927); a sponsor of the first major excavation at Antioch, one of the four great cities of ancient Rome (1932); the first museum to create an Art All-State program for high school artists (1987); the originator of the first exhibition of Dutch master Judith Leyster (1993); and the first museum to focus its contemporary art programs on art of the last 10 years (1998). The Museum's hours are: Wednesday through Sunday, 11am-5pm, and Saturday 10am-5pm. Admission: FREE for members; Non-members: $8 Adults; $6 Seniors and full-time college students with current ID; FREE for youth 17 and under; FREE for everyone Saturday mornings 10am-noon sponsored by The TJX Companies and Massachusetts Electric Company. For more information, call (508) 799-4406 or visit the Museum at 55 Salisbury Street in Worcester.

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