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The Fralin Museum of Art’s Family Program Explores Chinese Ink Painting

Families are invited to an afternoon of fun and hands-on creativity as The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia continues its monthly children’s program, the Family Art JAM. On Sept. 15 and 16, the museum will offer four sessions of “Botanical Brushwork Inspired by Ancient Masters” for children ages 5 to 12.

Family Art JAMs combine age-appropriate tours with hands-on art projects planned to make the museum’s exhibitions accessible to young children.

This month, children will tour the museum’s new exhibition, “Ancient Masters: Chinese Ink Painting from the 16th-21st Centuries,” and discuss contemporary bird and flower paintings by Zhao Shao’ang. Following the tour, students will use traditional materials and techniques to create paintings that capture the essence of flora and fauna.

The Family Art JAM for 5- to 7-year-olds and their accompanying adults will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Eight- to 12-year-olds are invited to attend from 3 to 5 p.m., also with an adult.

Family Art JAMs are available to museum members for $15 and to non-members for $20 for one adult with one or two children. Additional children or adults can attend for $5 each. Museum membership is available for $75 for families and $40 for seniors and U.Va. faculty and staff. Information on programs and membership levels is available at the museum’s website.

To register for the Family Art JAM, call 434-243-2050 or email museumoutreach@virginia.edu. The museum is located at 155 Rugby Road, a short walk from the Rotunda, across the street from Madison Bowl.

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