Fall Family Art Days at San Juan Islands Museum of Art to focus on marine life of the Salish Sea

Submitted by the San Juan Islands Museum of Art.

With autumn arrives a new series of free Family Art Days workshops at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art. Inspired by the current exhibit Archipelago-Contemporary Art of the Salish Sea, instructor and artist Lana Hickman has designed art projects that highlight marine life found in the San Juan and Gulf Islands—some of it mysterious and little known by the public, such as glass sponges or luminescent corals deep in the sea. Varying in subject matter from “Salish Sea Fauna” to “Seals and Whales,” the projects offer hands-on creative activity in a range of media including pipe cleaners and paints, fabric and yarns, paper mâché and air-dry clay. All projects are intended to be both fun and educational, and the sessions will be offered in the museum’s upstairs workshop area on Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. from Sept. 30 to Nov. 18.

For more details and to register, go to sjima.org/familyartdays. Children accompanied by an adult—family member or friend–are invited to participate. Registration for each session opens one week in advance. As space and materials could be limited, early registration is encouraged.

Family Art Days Fall 2023—Saturdays 11:00-1:00 at SJIMA

Sept. 30 – Salish Sea Fauna -in 2D and 3D mixed media

Oct. 7 – Venus Sea Basket-glass sponge re-created with pipe cleaners

Oct. 14 – Under the Sea -colorful collage in multimedia

Oct. 21– Salish Sea Islands – pictured in acrylic paints

Oct. 28 – Seabirds of the Salish Sea-in fabric and yarn

Nov. 4 – Corals of Juan de Fuca Rift- creations in paper mâché

Nov. 11 – Burst of Color Collage -with layered photo images

Nov. 18 – Seals and Whales -sculptures in air-dry clay

Family Art Day Sponsors:

The Honeywell Charitable Fund, Washington State Arts Commission, San Juan Island Community Foundation, April Ford, Susan Wingate, Jay and Suzy Wakefield, the Stocker Foundation and the Kiwanis Club of Friday Harbor.

About San Juan Islands Museum of Art:

At the San Juan Islands Museum of Art, we celebrate artists, creativity, community and generosity through exhibits, education, and events. Located on beautiful San Juan Island in the Pacific Northwest, SJIMA connects islanders and visitors from around the world through powerful and timely museum exhibits and programming. Learn more by visiting SJIMA.org.