Venice: Painting with Light
October 2, 9, 16, 2004, 10 am – 12 pm

KIDZIBIT is a series of art workshops for children ages 6 -12. This fall the workshops on JMW Turner's painting, View of Venice: The Ducal Palace, Dogana and part of San Giorgio , 1841. Children will explore the customs and traditions of this glorious c ity as they create fanciful projects, including a kaleidoscope with their own view of Venice. The KIDZIBIT kids artwork will be on view at Community Day.

Materials Fee: $20 per child/non-member. $10 per child/Family Membership. To register contact the Education Office at 440-775-8671.

Puppet Summer 2004: Welcome to Indonesia

June 21-July 2, 2004, 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Performance: July 3, 2004, Tappan Square, 6:00 p.m.

Focusing on themes from the Indonesian Islands of Bali and Java, teens will have the opportunity to participate in the following activities: design and construction Javanese Wayang Kulit shadow puppets; theatrical design; batik design and fashion show; Balinese dance; production rehearsal; and final performance.

Puppet Summer Workshops are FREE for junior and senior high school students ages 13 to 18.

The performance, based on the Hindu epic Ramayana, will include traditional dance and music, a fashion show of participantsÌ hand-made Batik as well as authentic Javanese costumes, and a shadow puppet show in the style of Wayang Kulit.


Puppet Summer Camp June 21 - July 2, 2004, 11am- 1pm

Puppet Summer Camp is for children 6-12 years of age. This camp, held in conjunction with Puppet Summer workshops for teens, will focus on the arts of Indonesia. Children will create beautiful traditional masks and costumes as well as rehearse for the final performance during the Puppet Summer Picnic on June 3rd.

To register, call Margaret Young, Firelands Association of Visual Arts at 440-774-7158. There are registration discounts for members of the AMAM and FAVA. Hurry, space is limited!

Puppet Summer Camp is made possible through a partnership of AMAM & FAVA.

Workshops: Art, Artists, & America

March 6 & 13, 2004, 12:00-2:00 p.m.

KIDZHIBIT is a series of art wokshops for childern ages 6-12. This spring the focus is on modern art by American artists. Kids will explore and talk about the exhibition, Going Modern at the Allen: American Painting & Sculpture, 1950-1980, and create hands-on art projects based on the work of Alexander Calder and Louise Nevelson.

KIDZHIBIT Kids artwork will be on view at Commmunity Day (participants can take home their art on this day). Materials fee: $20 per child ($10 per child with a Museum Friends family membership). To register, call the Education office at (440) 775-8671.

Here's looking at you, Kid!
October 4, 11, 18, 2003
Noon–2:00 pm

This fall's KIDZHIBIT weekend workshop series will explore the world of portraiture using portraits from the AMAM collection executed in a variety of mediums and materials. On the first Saturday, children ages 6-12 can sketch their favorite portraits currently on view in the galleries and complete a self-portrait. From these sketches children will turn the sitter into a new portrait using the art of collage. Next, participants will investigate three-dimensional portraits and learn to build their own sculpture bust. We will also explore creating self-portraits and portraits using non-traditional materials.

Materials fee: $20 per child or $10 per child with a Museum Friends family membership. To register call the Education Office at 440-775-8671.

Puppet Camp
June 16 - 20, 2003
9:00 -11:00 a.m.

The Allen Memorial Art Museum and FAVA had joined forces to bring the Puppet Summer program to community children. They are offering a week-long puppet-making camp in June for children 6-12 years old. The camp will culminate with children participating in the festive Puppet Summer event to be performed by area teens and professional puppeteers.

Working with local artist Donna Coleman and educators from FAVA and the Allen Memorial Art Museum, children will design and build puppets based on the arts and folklore of Asia. The Puppet Summer Camp will teach the children the story of Yi the Archer, a fantastical and mythological adventure of love and bravery. At the end of the workshop, campers will participate with their puppets, in the public performance of Yi the Archer on Oberlin's Tappan Square. They can take home their puppet masterpieces after the performance.

The Puppet Summer Camp will run from June 16 -20, from 9-11 a.m , each morning. The workshop will be held at FAVA, New Union Center for the Arts, 39 S. Main St., Oberlin. The public performance is Saturday, June 21 at 4 p.m.

Material Fees: The workshops are $30.00 per child for the week, or $15.00 per child for family members of either institution. To register your child for Puppet Camp, call the Museum's Education Office at 440-775-8671.

Arts of Asia
Saturdays, March 1, 8, 15, 2003
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

This spring's workshops will look at artistic traditions from China and Japan. On the first Saturday, children will explore the art of Chinese calligraphy and scrolls. Each child will learn some basic Chinese characters and take home a scroll with a combination of traditional images, calligraphy, and owner's stamp. The second Saturday will focus on the "Tale of Kimono." Each child will make a kimono and re-create on it his or her version of a traditional Japanese story inspired by the Dragon Robe in the museum's collection. An exhibition of the children's work goes on view on the third Saturday, as the KIDZHIBIT kids join in Community Day events.

Material Fees: $20 per child ($10 with a Museum Friends family membership).To register your child for KIDZHIBIT, call the Museum's Education Office at 440-775-8671.

Saturdays, October 5, 12, 19
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

A series of workshops for children ages 6-12 that will celebrate fall and the Halloween season by exploring some of the collection's most famous artworks and turning them into spooky landscapes and ghoulish portraits. Workshops include a tour, hands-on projects, and an exhibition of children's work at Community Day.

KIDZHIBIT Camp: Young Artists and Architects
Wednesday, July 24 through Saturday, July 27, 2002

KIDZHIBIT Camp: Young Artists and Architects was a four-day workshop for children ages 6 to 12, summer Wednesdays, July 24 through Saturday, July 27. The workshops ran from 12 to 2 p.m. each day, and were held at the Museum and Frank Lloyd Wright House.

Children explored the art of architecture in our permanent collection and around town. Hands-on projects included creating a “stained glass window” and designing their own Frank Lloyd Wright building models.

KIDZHIBIT Campers' artwork was on display at Mr. Wright’s Birthday Party during Community Day on July 27th at the Frank Lloyd Wright House. Parents, relatives, friends and the general public were invited to view the exhibition. All Community Day guests also had the opportunity to tour the Frank Lloyd Wright House, and celebrate Wright's 135th birthday.

Pictures available soon!

Weaving Woven Treasures
March 2, 9, & 16, 2002

On three consecutive Saturdays, KIDZHIBIT explored the world of textiles. Kids got a "sneak peek" of the exhibition Woven Treasures on March 2, and examined similar rugs from the curator's private collection (oooh!). They learned that rugs are not just rugs... they also serve as prayer mats, tent doors, luggage, camel bags and tablecloths! Children created their own bags with designs, patterns, and symbols relevant to Central Asian textiles. With the help of a local textile artist, kids created their own mini-looms and learned the basic art of weaving. There was an exhibition of the children's work in the museum for family and friends to view on Community Day, March 16.

Pictures available soon!

Fabulous Fiesta!
October 13 & 20, 2001
12:00-2:00 p.m.

Fall KIDZHIBIT kids engrossed in hands-on art projects.

This fall KIDZHIBIT celebrated Hispanic and Latin American Heritage. Participants, aged 6-12, learned about the diverse cultures of Latin America through a series of Saturday workshops. Children created Hispanic arts and crafts and explored the rich, ancient traditions from Mexico and Central America. Each workshop was filled with hands-on projects that the children took home. These projects included an Aztec Sun God plaques and the popular craft of tin art, and much more. Children's artworks were presented in an exhibition on Community Day.