New Family-Friendly February Programs Announced at Laguna Art Museum

FAMILY-FRIENDLY & FREE FOR KIDS! February 12 at 2:00 p.m. – Oceanic Flow Workshop

Inspired by Robert Young’s painting, The Big One, local artist Jo Situ Allen (aka DIRTY ERASER) will lead a mixed media collage workshop using found images, objects and reproductions of marine life from The Accidental Naturalist, her books on native California species. Energized by the intuitive flow of the ocean, students will create their own magical underwater landscape through colors, forms and textures. More information can be found at this link.

FAMILY-FRIENDLY & FREE FOR KIDS! February 19 at 1:00 p.m. – California Cool Tie-Dye Workshop

  • In celebration of LAM’s California Cool Auction, this workshop will have you creating your own tie-dye beach towel; perfect for those cool California beach days! All materials are included with ticket. Children 12 and under are FREE! More information can be found at this link.

FAMILY-FRIENDLY & FREE FOR KIDS! February 25 at 11:00 a.m. – Storytime Saturday

  • Bring literature to life during a participatory story time that will have you making and moving! We’ll craft a storytelling experience inspired by a museum artwork or exhibition to foster children’s understanding of art’s role in their lives. Read-alouds will be supplemented with mindfulness exercises, art-making projects, or in-gallery activities that promote meaningful connections with caregivers and others. Sessions are designed for PreK–2 learners and their families. This month’s session is a special Storytime celebrating Black History Month featuring The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson with an activity that encourages us to see the beauty in what makes us unique. More information can be found at this link.

February 26 at 1:00 p.m. – Black Beach Culture

  • Join historian Alison Rose Jefferson for a presentation where she will share stories about how African Americans from the 1900s to 1960s created recreational and relaxation spaces at Southern California beaches and other places. In the process, African Americans were able to form communities and create business projects at these sites. These stories are drawn from her recent book, Living the California Dream: African American Leisure Sites during the Jim Crow Era, and other work. She will also share how some of these stories are being used in contemporary public history remembrance and public policy actions. More information can be found at this link.

Credit: Laguna Art Museum.

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