Drop + Shop During Small Business Saturday

Drop and shop picChildren will make art at UMMA, while parents shop!

Make…art…fun! Parents, need a few hours to yourself during the busy holiday season? Support local businesses on Small Business Saturday and come to downtown Bangor to do your holiday shopping while your children have fun, at the University of Maine Museum of Art (November 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.).

Children will explore the galleries, learn about the current exhibits and featured artists and create their own artful holiday cards and gifts. Register early; space is limited! Cost is $20 for Museum of Art members and $25 for non-members. This event is particularly for children 8-12 years of age (3rd to 6th graders).

Children should bring a lunch and a water bottle. UMMA will provide all of the materials the children will need to create their artwork. Just be sure to dress for art-making – participants will get messy!

The instructor, Kat Johnson, currently serves as the Education Coordinator at UMMA. She has B.A. in Theatre and a Masters of Fine Art in Intermedia from the University of Maine. She has experience with a variety of media including drawing, painting, small scale sculpture, fiber arts, bookmaking, and photography. She has taught in public and private settings for students of all ages. She finds great inspiration in teaching the museum’s education programs.

The museum is located at 40 Harlow Street. For more information or to register, call (207) 561-3360 or e-mail kat.johnson@umit.maine.edu