Sunday Series: Women In Art For Kids

by Sandra Foyt on May 21, 2010

in Enrichment Ideas

Women In Art: The Sunday Series for Kids is changing how children see art:

Historically, women’s contributions to the history of art have not only been overlooked but intentionally ignored. How many women artists can you name? How many women of color artists can you name? If most people come up with three, they’re doing good. As Virginia Woolf said, “For much of history, anonymous was a woman.”

We want to change that.

Women In Art highlights women artists and the role they have played in the creation of the history of art. Our Sunday Series teaches children about a different woman artist each month, from a variety of media and cultures. They learn about her life, look at images of her work, & then create art inspired by her work. Our goal is that even if you can’t name women artists, your children will be able to. And with that we will be one step closer to giving Anonymous her due.

Learn about a woman artist then make art inspired by her. Kids ages 8-13 are invited to participate in this art history and studio series about women artists including Frida Kahlo, Faith Ringgold, Louise Nevelson, Maria Martinez, and more.

When: Last Sunday of the month, May 30th-Sept 26th; 2-3:30pm.

Cost: $6/kid each class (Partially funded through a Stewarts Holiday Match Grant)

Where: The Women’s Building, 373 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206

Interested? See the class descriptions and more details on the Sunday Series Registration Form, and find out more about the program on The Women’s Building.org.

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Sandra Foyt is a storyteller, photographer, and road trip junkie.

A veteran of six cross-country road trips, she drove Route 66, the Lincoln Highway, the fossil freeway, the extraterrestrial highway, and even “the loneliest road in America.”

Find her on GetawayMavens.com, an award-winning destination guide to extraordinary travel in and from Northeast USA, on her portfolio site at SandraFoyt.com, and in freelance gigs on Family Travel 411, Minitime, Huffington Post, and Matador Network.

Email: sandrafoyt@albanykid.com, Twitter @SandraFoyt.

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