Just for Kids! Winter Workshops at the Worcester Art Museum

December 28-30, 1999

WORCESTER, MASS., December 1, 1999 - Looking for creative activities your children can do during their December school vacation? Register now for special one-day workshops for young artists, ages 5 to 8, at the Worcester Art Museum. Workshops meet from 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. or 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. on the following dates:

Tuesday, December 28, "A Future Home" -- Use those leftover gift boxes to create a model home for the future. We'll provide the building materials; you supply the box and the imagination.

Wednesday, December 29, "Tropic View"-- Create a brilliant, mixed media flora or fauna painting (using cray-pas and paint) that's ready to hang.

Thursday, December 30, "Last Hurrah! Hats" -- Get ready for New Year's Eve with a personalized party hat! Use paper, feathers, streamers and more.

Pre-registration is required and space is limited for these fun workshops. Tuition is $15 per workshop for members and $17 per workshop for non-members. You may register by phone with a major credit card, by mail, or in person at the Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, Mass. For more information, please call the Education Department at 508-799-4406, X-3007.

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.