Brighten your winter and be creative

  • Tue Feb 2nd, 2021 3:00pm
  • Life
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Submitted by San Juan Islands Museum of Art

The San Juan Islands Museum of Art is excited to announce the winter 2021 family art program. As we can’t have live, face-to-face Family Art Days (FAD), try a free pandemic survival kit and take advantage of the SJIMA At-Home Family Art Packs. With the packs, the whole family can participate safely in your own home.

Starting on Jan. 30, families will have the opportunity to join in the fun of the creative Take-Home Family Art Packs. The opening season packs include instructions and supplies designed by the talented Lana Hickman. Pick up is at SJIMA at 540 Spring St., Friday Harbor. All necessary safety precautions will be in place for pick up and our volunteers.

On Saturday, Jan. 30, the season’s first art packs for “Labyrinths – drawing and winding your way through mazes” will be available for pick-up from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday at the museum, for those who have registered. For this winter program, families need to pre-register for each week’s at-home pack, so we have enough packs available. The take-home kits will be offered on Saturdays through March 20. The spring program will be announced in March.

Supplies are limited, so register prior to the evening of Wednesday, Jan. 27, at

Winter 2021

• Jan. 30: Labyrinths – drawing and winding your way through mazes.

• Feb. 6: Space-age 3D Collages – an artistic use for recyclables.

• Feb. 13: Mapmaking – traveling in our imaginations with mixed media.

• Feb. 20: Polar Bears and Icebergs – creating sculptures with paper.

• Feb. 27: Living Biosphere – nurturing plants in a contained environment.

• March 6: Dutch Bouquet – cutting out and arranging colorful paper flowers.

• March 13: Coffee Can Cylinder Seal – making impressions with a design in relief.

• March 20: Lava Lamp – bringing color to life with light and mixed media.

• March 27: Building a Bird Nest – with playdough and natural materials.

The free take-home packs are sponsored by Leonie Griswold; Suzy Wakefield; the San Juan Island Community Foundation; Anonymous; the National Endowment for the Arts; and the Washington State Arts Commission. We would also like to thank Barbara Marrett; Lenore Bayuk and John Stamey; Elan Video; and Kings Market for their support.

If you have questions, visit the “Learn” tab at or call Karen Woldtvedt at 360-378-4961.