Submitted by the San Juan Islands Museum of Art.
This summer, the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) offers families an amazing opportunity to become familiar with the history, culture, and customs of one of the world’s oldest cities, Kabul.
With inspiration from the museum’s current exhibition, “Looking Into Kabul” by James Longley, families can become familiar with the everyday life of this old Afghan city.
During three hours every Saturday in July, families can build a blue Mosque, weave a bowl, or travel back in time to meet the extinct Asiatic Lion and, in the process, learn more about one of the world’s oldest cities.
SJIMA’s Family Art Days (FAD) are free. Reservations, however, are required. Families can participate on-site in the museum’s orchard on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2:00 pm, or create artful pieces at home with a Take-Home Pack available for Saturday pick-up between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
July 2 – Afghan rattle and bracelet
Ward off evil spirits and stay protected with a handmade shaman rattle and bracelet.
July 9 – Daily life photo collage
Arrange photos of everyday life and meaningful items in a shadow box.
July 16 – The Blue Mosque
Develop a 3D rendering of this historical Afghan landmark.
July 23 – Afghan weaving
Create traditional tableware with yarn and ribbon.
July 30 – Extinct great felines of Afghanistan
Bring the large Asiatic Lion back to life with paper and poster board.
To register for onsite classes or to pick up a take-home pack, visit www.sjima-online.org/family-art-days. For more information on the museum’s programming and exhibits, visit www.sjima.org or call 360-370-5050. San Juan Islands Museum of Art is at 540 Spring Street, Friday Harbor.
For in-depth information on FAD contact Karen Woldtvedt at 360-378-4961 or email email@example.com.