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Family Art Days

Child hand drawing on paper during Family Art Days

Unveiling the Spring and Summer Family Art Days at SJIMA:
Create With Artists Currently Exhibiting in the Museum

With each season arrives a new series of free Family Art Days workshops at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art.

Don't miss out on this hands-on art experience for children and families! Join us, get inspired with artists from the San Juan Islands, and unleash your creativity.

 

Remember to RSVP on sjima.org, with registration for each class opening a week prior to the session.

Family Art Days are generously sponsored by: The Stocker Foundation , Suzy Wakefield, Leonie Griswold, April Ford, Kiwanis Club, and the McMillan Family Foundation.

Make Art!

Family Art Days (FAD) is a free, fun art education program intended to give children the opportunity to create a hands-on art project with an adult family member(s), adult friend, or mentor.

With Your Help
We Inspire, Connect, & Create

The San Juan Islands Museum of Art is dedicated to celebrating and sharing the beauty of art with the local community.

 

We provide a free art program for families and children, made possible by the generous donations of our supporters.

 

Our mission is to educate and inspire the public through art and creativity.

Teacher sharing images of patterns with child outside during Family Art Days

Summer 2024 Family Art Days

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  • Family Art Day - Sun craft with Lana Hickman
    Family Art Day - Sun craft with Lana Hickman
    Sat, Jun 22
    Jun 22, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Friday Harbor, 540 Spring St, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, USA
    Sun craft – Summer Solstice is one of the most ancient holidays around the world. Create unforgettable solar images using simple materials such as paper plates, poster board and paint. Don’t forget solar flares made with poured on acrylic!
  • Family Art Day - Mushroom craft with Lana Hickman
    Family Art Day - Mushroom craft with Lana Hickman
    Sat, Jun 29
    Jun 29, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    San Juan Islands Museum of Art, 540 Spring St, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, USA
    Mushrooms are the coolest creatures. Much more animals than plants they give us fantastic shapes and colors. Make your own beautiful mushrooms using reverse painting technique. You can choose glass or plastic as your structural material. Acrylic paint helps to do the rest.
  • Sat, Jul 06
    Jul 06, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    San Juan Islands Museum of Art, 540 Spring St, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, USA
    Let's Go Fly a Kite – Make and decorate your own kite to fly outside on a windy summer day.
  • Sat, Jul 13
    Jul 13, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    San Juan Islands Museum of Art, 540 Spring St, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, USA
    Handheld Garden – Using mixed media and natural materials, create a miniature flower garden you can hold in your hand.
  • Sat, Jul 20
    Jul 20, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    San Juan Islands Museum of Art, 540 Spring St, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, USA
    Sensory Painting – Did you know you can paint without seeing? Use your senses to create paintings of what you can touch, hear, and taste.
  • Family Art Day - Fabric Flowers with Lana Hickman
    Family Art Day - Fabric Flowers with Lana Hickman
    Sat, Jul 27
    Jul 27, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    San Juan Islands Museum of Art, 540 Spring St, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, USA
    Fabric Flowers – Flowers are all around us throughout warm weather season. Make your own flowers using beautiful fabrics and gems. Take your creations home as a memory of this glorious summer.
  • Sat, Aug 03
    Aug 03, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    San Juan Islands Museum of Art, 540 Spring St, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, USA
    Paint A Cohesive Abstract Painting– Learn the simplest concepts of abstract composition and design. Together we'll create cohesive abstract paintings, and learn the basics of value, color, hue and texture. Take home your own painting, ready to frame!
  • Family Art Days - Stone Carving with Tom Small
    Family Art Days - Stone Carving with Tom Small
    Sat, Aug 10
    Aug 10, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    San Juan Islands Museum of Art, 540 Spring St, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, USA
    Beginning Stone Carving with Soapstone Animals – This is a fun and easy introduction to stone carving for ages 8 to 99. We will use files and sandpaper to create colorful soapstone animals including Lions, Bears, Orcas, and Wolves. Check out beautiful finished pieces at studiostonecreative.com
  • Family Art Day - Make a Faux Fishbowl with Lana Hickman
    Family Art Day - Make a Faux Fishbowl with Lana Hickman
    Sat, Aug 17
    Aug 17, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    San Juan Islands Museum of Art, 540 Spring St, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, USA
    Faux Fishbowl – if you don’t have an aquarium yet, you can always make one! A glass jar, some pebbles and Sharpies can be turned into a faithful and immortal pets!
  • Family Art Day - Metallic Masks with Lana Hickman
    Family Art Day - Metallic Masks with Lana Hickman
    Sat, Aug 24
    Aug 24, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    San Juan Islands Museum of Art, 540 Spring St, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, USA
    Metallic Masks – Make a different mask. Make it big and gleaming. It could be even the face of a robot! Aluminum foil and neon paper are your materials of choice.
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