These free programs are created especially for local students and their families, and designed in conjunction with exhibition programming. The AMAM is committed to providing quality programming to
increase student exposure to all aspects of the visual arts.
Spring 2013 Programs:
Saturday, April 6 from 12pm until 4pm
This event will feature Cleveland-based artist Hector Castellanos – a featured master artist at the annual Oberlin Chalk Walk – working on a day-long project creating a Guatamalan sawdust carpet. Traditionally, sawdust carpets are made prior to the Catholic Holy Week, and are created out of multi-colored sawdust in intricate patterns and designs. This work will then remain on view at the museum through Sunday, April 14.
Art-making activities offered will include a colored sand art project, a collaborative pastel mural recreating a work from the AMAM collection, a book-binding activity, as well as storytelling. Community Day is a free event, and is open to all members of the public.
In keeping with this year’s AMAM exhibition theme, “Religion, Ritual and Performance”, this teen workshop will delve in to the dramatic realms of Processional Arts. The Oberlin Big Parade is a grand opportunity to learn about the art of creating enlivening performance pieces such as giant puppets, masks, floats, costumes and more. We will take an in depth look at other processional traditions from around the world. Students will then work together in groups to create projects that will be presented at the Oberlin Big Parade on May 4, 2013.
FAVA AMAM Teen Workshop, Saturdays: April 13 – May 4, 2013
Theme: Processional Arts
The collaboration between the Firelands Association for the Visual Arts (FAVA) and the Allen Memorial Art Museum (Oberlin College) continues its popular run. Created especially for middle- and high-school aged students, this workshop features an intensive studio based course focusing on artwork or media represented in the AMAM collection. All materials are provided free of charge to participants. This class fills up quickly and will be limited to 15 students. For more information, or to register, please contact the AMAM Education Department at (440) 775-8671, or email email@example.com, or James Peake, Educator at FAVA, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (440) 774-7158.
Summer 2013 Programs:
Oberlin Chalk Walk
Saturday, June22, 2013
10am until 4pm
Join us for the eighth annual Oberlin Chalk Walk! Taking place on the sidewalks of downtown, the Chalk Walk will feature master artists, local artists, and hundreds of talented amateurs creating their own 'sidewalk paintings.' All materials will be provided free of charge. Registration and materials pick up will be located at three sites: in front of the New Union Center for the Arts, at Ben Franklin's, and in front of Hall Auditorium.
AMAM OHC Museum Camp
Monday through Friday, June 24-28, 9:30am to 3pm
The AMAM and the Oberlin Heritage Center team up once again to offer a camp for teenagers to take a peek 'behind the scenes' of the two museums.
This camp is perfect for youth wanting to learn more about museums and careers in art and history. Participants can also volunteer at the museums following the camp to earn service hours. For more information, you can also contact camp instructors Liz Schultz at email@example.com or Jason Trimmer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FAVA AMAM Kids Art Camp
August 19 – 23, 2013
The Firelands Association for the Visual Arts (FAVA) and the Allen Memorial Art Museum (AMAM) will collaborate on this summer art camp for kids ages 6 to 12. Students will learn a variety of materials, mediums, and techniques from practicing artists from around the city and region. The camp will end with a “closing reception” featuring a display of all the work produced by students during the camp. For more information or to register, For more information, or to register, please contact the AMAM Education Department at (440) 775-8671, or email email@example.com; you can also contact James Peake, Educator at FAVA, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (440) 774-7158.
Public programming related to the "Religion, Ritual and Performance in the Renaissance" exhibition is supported in part by an award
from the National Endowment for the Arts.