Family art days at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art

Submitted by San Juan Islands Museum of Art

Children and families can create works with local artists at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art. Family arts days are a summertime island tradition, where local artists teach island crafts in a fresh outdoor setting.

The Sunday afternoon workshops will begin at noon and continue in shifts until 4 p.m. They will be in the orchard next to the parking lot of SJIMA at 540 Spring Street in Friday Harbor.

Materials will be provided for captivating, hands-on projects, resulting in colorful creations to take home. Many of the projects relate to the current First Nation exhibitions at SJIMA throughout the summer.



9 Mask-making

16 Longhouse models in 3-D

23 Dream catchers

30 Create your own totem poles


6 Paper-making with natural materials

13 Draw and paint: the legend of raven

20 Make and decorate a toy

27 Sun masks and solar ovens

Guest artists are Lana Hickman, Alice Hibbert and Amy Plant, who are all experienced teachers.

Lana Hickman is a teaching artist residing on Orcas Island. She has taught arts since 1996 in YMCA in Florida on Orcas working for the Children’s Foundation, the Funhouse Commons, Orcas Island Parks and Recreation, and most recently for the Orcas Island School District.

Alice Hibberd is a SJI Teaching Artist with over 30 years of experience as an educator, supporting youth to be their greatest selves through exploration of the arts.

While there, visit “Emergence: First Nation Legendary and Emerging Artists,” Thursday-Monday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.. For more information call 370-5050 or visit

Family art days at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art
Family art days at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art