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U.Va.’s Family Art JAM Explores Printmaking Inspired by Jasper Johns’ Work Feb. 15-16

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 Feb. 15 and 16, the museum will offer four sessions of “Letters and Numbers: Printmaking Inspired by Jasper Johns” 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 work of contemporary artist Jasper Johns, and use letters and numbers as inspiration for experimentation in a variety of printmaking techniques.

The Family Art JAM for 5- to 7-year-olds and their accompanying adults will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. each day. 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. Scholarships are available upon request.

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, email museumoutreach@virginia.edu or call 434-243-2050. The museum is located at 155 Rugby Road, one block north of the Rotunda, across the street from Madison Bowl.

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