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Children’s art studio reopens at OMFA with new precautions

October 1, 2020 | 12:06 am

Updated September 30, 2020 | 11:16 pm

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ARTLAND, the innovative children’s art studio at the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art has officially reopened Oct. 1.

A new format designed in compliance with the COVID-19 safety precautions will feature individual art supply packets for each child to be used while receiving instruction in the ARTLAND studio. The disposable art supply packets can be taken home by each participant.

Only four people will be allowed in ARTLAND at any one time, masks must be worn and social distancing observed. Families exceeding the four-person limit will be able to use ARTLAND privately as a group.

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A free interdisciplinary art studio for ages 4 to 12 and sponsored by the Michael E. Horn Family Foundation, ARTLAND is designed to stimulate children’s imagination while allowing them to create works of art at their own pace.  The program’s purpose is to provide learning experiences in the arts to the region’s children. Instruction is provided by staff, local and visiting artists and art majors from four local colleges.

ARTLAND features a fully equipped art laboratory with brightly painted murals depicting figures in art history. The studio is entered through a miniature theatre where the audience may participate in performing arts productions by operating on-stage marionettes from ceiling-mounted pulleys.

Each month ARTLAND offers art instruction on a project designed to be relevant to current museum exhibitions or seasonal and regional events.

ARTLAND is free and open to the public during regular museum hours of 12-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1-4 p.m. on weekends. 

October 1, 2020 | 12:06 am

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