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Give Kids Something to Look Forward To!

The free Family Art Days return for the Winter and Spring Program of Take-Home art packs. The San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) is pleased to announce the kick-off of the popular free program on January 22, 2022 with a three-dimensional paper snowflake take-home pack.

This series continues through May 21 with a wide variety of fun and inspirational art projects designed for the whole family. Take-home kits include all materials and instructions needed to plan a project on your weekly schedule.

Each week, SJIMA will feature a new take home art project. Art kits will be available for pick-up Saturdays at the museum between 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. To participate in Family Art Days, families must pre-register for each week’s project, to ensure enough supplies are available. Visit to get started. Join us for the expanded program of creative projects – just for you!




5 – From trash to art: pipe-cleaner sculptures with recyclables.

12 – Dancing with your hands: finger-paint and poster board.

19 – A colorful crew setting sail in a paper boat: mixed media.

26 – A fanciful Snow Creature: in paint and/or 3-D, mixed media.


5 – Making your own beads with clay, paper, and paint.

12 – Wearable art in macramé with multi-colored yarn.

26 – Splash-and-pour landscapes in tempera on poster board.



2 – Water birds diorama including shells, driftwood, pebbles, etc.

9 – Animal tracks in finger-paint: a panoramic view.

16 – No pick-up.

23 – Colorful, miniature landscapes in play dough.

30 – Seascapes and waves with patterned paper.


7 – Spring trees in dot-painting technique.

14 – Underwater landscape and marine life with recycled materials.

21 – Paper sculpture with figures set in a spring scene.

The lessons are designed by teaching professional, Lana Hickman and FAD coordinator, Elizabeth Thomas. Should you wish to volunteer for this program, please email Join the art of discovery at SJIMA, where there is always something new.

The pick up is located at the art museum at 540 Spring Street in Friday Harbor, WA. From 11-1.


All COVID procedures are in effect for your protection. Family Art Days are joyfully sponsored by Suzy Wakefield, San Juan Island Community Foundation, Leonie Griswold, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Washington State Arts Commission. More information can be found at

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