Family Art Days

 Summer 2017


SJIMA is excited to offer Family Art Days this summer.  Children and families create fun-tastic works with local artists at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art. Family Arts Days are a summertime island tradition, where local artists teach island crafts in a fresh outdoor setting.

Time: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. (workshops will be held in shifts)
Location:   SJIMA 540 Spring Street, Friday Harbor, WA 98250
                      Workshops will be held in the orchard next to the parking lot of the museum
                       Follow the balloons!
Cost: free (donations appreciated)
Materials: materials will be provided for captivating, hands-on projects, resulting in colorful creations to take home.  Many of the projects relate to the current First Nation exhibitions at SJIMA throughout the summer.

**Children must be accompanied by their parents!
Questions: Contact: 360-472-0168 or 378-4961 or (Karen Woldtvedt)

July 9
July 16            Longhouse models in 3-D
July 23            Dream Catchers
July 30            Create your own totem poles

August 6         Paper-making with natural materials
August 13       Draw and paint: The Legend of Raven
August 20      Make and decorate a toy
August 27       Sun masks and solar ovens

Guest artists are Lana Hickman, Alice Hibberd and Amy Plant, all experienced classroom teachers.

Lana Hickman is a teaching artist residing on Orcas Island. She has taught arts since 1996 in YMCA in Florida on Orcas working for the Children’s Foundation, the Funhouse Commons, Orcas Island Parks and Recreation, and most recently for the Orcas Island School District.

Alice Hibberd is a SJI Teaching Artist with over 30 years of experience as an educator, supporting youth to be their greatest selves through exploration of the arts.

Amy Plant has been a professional in the field of public and community arts since the early 90’s.  She believes that everyone is an artist, and loves to encourage young people to engage their head, heart and hands in the joys of the creative process.

While at the museum visit EMERGENCE First Nation Legendary & Emerging Artists Thursday-Monday 11-6. For more information call 360-370-5050 or go to












Previous Family Art Days

Summer 2015

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