Published: Friday, 06 March 2015 00:00
by Karen Stysley
What to get your kids hooked on art? There are plenty of art museums in Maryland and Washington, D.C. that offer program for kids and families to increase their interest and knowledge of art.
On a recent trip to the Baltimore Museum of Art, my 6-year-old gave Auguste Rodin's cast "The Thinker" some thought before declaring: "Hey, it's that guy from 'Night at the Museum 2!'"
Nothing against the hit movie about art coming to life, but I'm pretty sure we ought to be associating more with the classics than Ben Stiller. Thankfully, we were attending a program at the the BMA to help with just that.
My daughter and I were attending Free Family Sundays, which includes an informal chat with a museum educator and a chance for some hands-on art based on a single work in the museum's collection. On this particular Sunday, we spent some time learning how to stamp and decorate foil before making our own creation with pencils, beads and glue. Then we compared our work to the BMA's silver display. (Theirs was beautiful, but lacked our special brand of beaded unicorn Pegasus.)
Published: Tuesday, 13 September 2016 00:00
Get out the art supplies and have the kids enter the 2016 Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade Student Artists Poster Contest.
Students from kindergarten to 12th grade are encouraged to enter their artwork into the contest and possibly win up to $150. The winning artwork might grace the 2015 EYC Lights Parade promotional materials such as t-shirts and posters. There will be one winner in three age groups — elementary school, middle school and high school.
Published: Thursday, 05 May 2016 00:00
Marie Shepard, 17, looks like any of the other talented dancers practicing on the stage for Chesapeake Ballet Company's production of “Snow White” this weekend, but there's one profound difference.
Marie is deaf.
Published: Wednesday, 27 January 2016 22:35
An exhibit of artworks featuring people, scenes and ideas iconic to Maryland is now available to explore in Gallery 90 at the Hospice of the Chesapeake's administrative building in Pasadena, Md. A selection from “Maryland, My Maryland,” previously at the BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, is on display at Gallery 90 from Jan. 22-March 24, 2016.
Published: Thursday, 16 April 2015 15:38
By Katie Riley
On a recent morning in Annapolis, the joyful voices of both children and adults singing could be heard through the hallways of Atria Manresa, a retirement community overlooking the Severn River.
The group meets as part of Music Together's Intergenerational Music class, which aims to connect young children, parents and seniors through music. Each week, participants gather for 45 minutes of music appreciation, but it is the power of music to bridge generations that makes the experience so special.