“Science & Art Connections” FAD series


Invitation to participate in FREE Family Art Days at home!

Fun for the whole family-in your home!   The San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) offers take-home Family Art Packs designed by art instructor, Lana Hickman.

During November and December families can pre-register to pick up packets for each week’s at-home FAD each Saturday from 1:00-3:00 pm for the projects listed below.  Have fun picking out all or any of the classes.

In the spirit of the current exhibit in SJIMA’s atrium gallery, SPACE, MUSES, ETC., the themes for the next 6 weeks are drawn from nature and science.

Introducing our “Science and Art Connections” series:

October 31 –      CLOUDSCAPES: Painting cloud images or making cotton ball collages.

November 7-     SEASON WHEEL: highlighting colors of the four seasons in multi-media.

November 14 –  KALEIDSCOPES: using small mirrors to create symmetrical reflections.

November 21 –  PIGMENTS: experimenting with colors from natural sources in your art.

November 28 –  PRISMS, BUBBLES, AND RAINBOWS: making a spectrometer.

December 5 –     SUN PRINTS: creating with UV light, luminescence, and neon colors.

December 12 –   CAMERA OBSCURA, constructing a model of an early artist’s tool.

December 19 –   NATURAL PATTERNS AND FRACTALS: illustrated using mixed media.

To register go to:


Supplies are limited, so register early!

All necessary safety precautions will be in place-please wear masks or we can provide ones. SJIMA is located at 540 Spring Street. Lana will be there to greet you and answer questions.

This program is sponsored by Suzy Wakefield, Leonie Griswold, Anonymous and the Community Foundation of San Juan Island. It is also supported, in part, by a grant from the Washington State Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.