Upcoming Create Dates

Sunday, June 17 from noon – 4 pm: Communication Cards
Imagine you have moved to a new place where you don’t speak the language.  What words and ideas would be most important to communicate with other people?  How will you communicate?  With hand motions?  Pantomime?  This afternoon’s challenge will be to create communication cards that you can test out on others.  Maybe you can trade cards with someone else or borrow their ideas to add to your own deck.
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Sunday, July 8 from noon – 4 pm: Art Inspired by Nature
Using only objects found in nature, can you create a work of art?  Be inspired by ARTINA, the museum’s annual sculpture garden created by artists from the Washington Sculptors Group.  The challenge here is not just making use of found objects but it’s also being able to let go of your art because it will gradually decay as nature takes its course.
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Sunday, August 5 from noon – 4 pm: What Makes Shelter?

Humans, unlike many other creatures, require shelter from the elements in order to survive. The type of shelters made by humans varies greatly across history and geography.

Explore different kind of shelters and the variety of materials used to construct them. From the felt yurts of Mongolia, to the adobe homes of the American southwest, and the animal hide tipis of the  tribes of the Great Plains, humans have used all sorts of materials to create shelter to suit their needs.

Design and create your own model of an ideal shelter. Will your shelter be designed for a specific climate? Will it be mobile? What special needs will your shelter serve? We will have a variety of materials on hand to experiment with!
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