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Nasher's summer program for kids starts this week

Posted June 21

Nasher Creates Kid Studio - Jordan Grace Owens

The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University launches its Nasher Creates: Kid Studio this Thursday in Durham.

The program runs from 10 a.m. to noon, most Thursdays, through Aug. 23. They're best for families with kids ages 5 to 10 and are free with admission, which is $5 for adults and free for kids ages 15 and under. It's on our #100thingsWRAL list of summer fun!

Here's the schedule:

June 21: Create bubble wrap paintings inspired by Cycle X, by artist Dan Walsh, from the current exhibition A Material Legacy.

June 28: Create collage portraiture inspired by Decompositioning by Jeff Sonhouse and Family Tree by Wangechi Mutu from the current exhibition A Material Legacy.

July 12: Create tape paintings inspired by the mural Shadow and Light (For Julian Francis Abele) by Odili Donald Odita.

July 19: Create Picasso-style clay portraits inspired by Head of a Woman (TĂȘte de femme) by Pablo Picasso.

July 26: Create cyanotypes inspired by White Water Nash by Burk Uzzle, from the current exhibition Burk Uzzle: Southern Landscapes.

Aug. 2: Create paper plate makes inspired by Hemlet Masks by the Igbo People (Nigeria), from the current exhibition The Collection Galleries.

Aug. 9: Create African instruments inspired by African xylophone and thumb pianos, from the current exhibition The Collection Galleries.

Aug. 16: Create triptych art inspired by Triptych of Crucifixation of Saints from the Embriachi Workshop, from the current exhibition The Collection Galleries.

Aug. 23: Create pottery (no-bake coil pots) inspired by Mayan cylindrical vessels, from the current exhibition The Collection Galleries.

I'm told the Saturday sketching in the galleries events also can be fun for kids.

If you're coming with a group of more than eight people, contact nashered@duke.edu.

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