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. 22, the museum will offer two sessions of “Émilie Charmy: Painting with Purpose” for children ages 5 to 12.
Family Art JAMs combine age-appropriate tours with hands-on art projects designed to make the museum’s exhibitions accessible to young children.
Museum staffers will discuss the bold, painterly style of early 20th-century French artist Émilie Charmy, featured in the first American retrospective of her work, and then practice painting in the direct, expressive method that defined her signature style.
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 non-members 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 memberships are available for $75 for families, $40 for seniors, U.Va. faculty and staff. Information on programs and membership levels is available here.
To register for the Family Art JAM, call 434-243-2050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The museum is located at 155 Rugby Road, a short walk from the Rotunda, across the street from Madison Bowl.