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 Jan. 26 and 27, the museum will offer four sessions of “Compelling Contours from Corot to Cézanne” 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 discuss the use of contour in “Corot to Cézanne: French Drawings from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts,” and use a variety of drawing materials as they learn to look carefully at the contours of the objects they draw.
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. with an adult.
Family Art JAMs are available to museum members for $15 and to nonmembers 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 email@example.com. The museum is located at 155 Rugby Road, a short walk from the Rotunda, across the street from Madison Bowl.