CORNING, N.Y. (April 4, 2016) - This Spring Break, April 25, 2016 - April 29, 2016, The Rockwell Museum makes it easy to get out of the house and into meaningful family fun. Enjoy your stay-cation with a different artful activity each day of the week, totally free of charge. Spring break activities are free and open to the public; no reservations required for these drop-in experiences. Activities are available 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. all week.  All ages encouraged to participate!

As always, drop in with the family any time between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to explore the galleries with an Art Hunt or I-Spy game, and get creative in our Family Exploration Studio. Kids and teens 17 and under are always free!

Monday, April 25 | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Yarn Weaving
The Ojo de Dios (Eye of God in Spanish) is woven with colorful yarn and wood.  This particular style of weaving is an ancient Pueblo tradition that originates from the Huichol people of Mexico’s Sierra Madre. 

Sketching in the Galleries with Laura Charles
Laura’s illustration and fine art work is done with both digital media and traditional media, including pencil, ink, charcoal, and oil paint. She teaches drawing classes for children at 171 Cedar Arts Center in Corning, New York, and is, of course, an incurable doodler. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration from The Cleveland Institute of Art and a Masters of Fine Arts in Visual Development for Animation from The Academy of Art University.

Tuesday, April 26 | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Clay Coil-Building Fun
Learn the traditional Native American coil-building technique.  Have fun rolling and building up coils of clay to create a vessel, a pot or your own imagined masterpiece.

Spring-Themed Art Hunts
Hunt the galleries for hidden gems and details among the artworks – once you complete the hunt, choose a prize!

Wednesday, April 27 | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Felt Strawberries
Cut, sew, glue and assemble your own strawberry made of felt.  Native Americans traditionally hold a special strawberry ceremony this time of year to honor and celebrate nature’s first sweet fruit of the year.

Sketching in the Galleries with Christina Nurczynski
Christina holds a Bachelor in Fine Arts from Elmira College with a concentration in sculpture and painting. Her interests lie within the human form and geometric patterns. She enjoys working in pencil, oil, and watercolor. She currently works as the Administrative Manager and Art Handler at 171 Cedar Arts Center. 

Thursday, April 28 | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Clay Animal Pendants
Many native animals are depicted in traditional Native American clay pots and vessels, sometimes sculpted out of the clay and sometimes painted on the surface.  Shape, mold, squish, press, stamp and design your own colorful animal out of clay.

Spring-Themed Art Hunts
Hunt the galleries for hidden gems and details among the artworks – once you complete the hunt, choose a prize!

Friday, April 29 | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
DIY Colorful Paper Flowers
Celebrate spring by making colorful, blossoming flowers out of tissue paper and pipe cleaners inspired by Mexican paper crafting.

Sketching in the Galleries with Emily Swan
Artist Emily Swan, a Corning local and graduate of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, works as a graphic designer and manager at Kabric’s garment decorating in East Corning.  When she is not in her office, she illustrates and self publishes her own comics, shows and sells her art at comic book conventions, teaches art workshops and dances at 171 Cedar Arts Center.

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