On most first Saturdays of the month, the Phippen Museum offers FREE supervised art or craft activities in our dedicated Kiwanis Education Room. This is a great way to spend a morning with a child, or grandchild, enjoy the museum's exhibits and create a unique art object to "lock in" memories of your visit.
All activities are two hours in duration (10AM -12 Noon) and are accompanied by a lesson and all the materials and tools necessary to successfully complete a project. Phippen Museum members attend free and adult non-members pay only the regular museum admission price.
Please Note: Class sizes are limited, so be sure to call the museum's Education Coordinator, Neal McEwen, in advance to make a reservation (928)-778-1385. In addition, classes that require fine motor skills and the use of sharpened or heat generating tools designate a recommended appropriate minimum age for participation.
Dreamcatchers - FREE
Saturday, January 6th, 2018 at 10AM
Kids are invited to try their hand at this ancient native-American art form. Dreamcatchers are an authentic American Indian tradition, from the Ojibway (Chippewa) tribe. Ojibway people would tie sinew strands in a web around a small round or tear-shaped frame and hang this "dream-catcher" as a charm to protect sleeping children from nightmares. The legend is that the bad dreams will get caught in the dreamcatcher's webbing.
Cowboy Valentines - FREE
Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 at 10AM
Children can show that special someone they care with a handmade valentine. Kids will explore ink stamping, use of appliques, lace making and clay molding to come up with a unique Valentine gift.
Perspective Drawing - FREE
Saturday, March 10th, 2018 at 10AM
Discover the art secrets of the great renaissance painters and one of the fundamentals of realistic drawing and painting – the use of perspective. Kids are guided in an art exercise to create a perspective painting as docents discuss the concepts of perspective: vanishing point, horizon, and eye-level, and demonstrate one and two point perspective.
Working with Clay - FREE
Saturday, April 7th, 2018 at 10AM
Rock Cactus Gardens - FREE
Saturday, May 5th, 2018 at 10AM
Bookmarks - FREE
Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 at 10AM
Pioneer Journals - FREE
Saturday, July 7th, 2018 at 10AM
Treasure Maps - FREE
Saturday, August 4th, 2018 at 10AM
Mystery Braids - FREE
Saturday, September 1st, 2018 at 10AM
Sand Paintings - FREE
Saturday, October 6th, 2018 at 10AM
Plaster Petroglyphs - FREE
Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 at 10AM
Cork Horse Ornaments - FREE
Saturday, December 1st, 2018 at 10AM