Jule Collins Smith Museum adds ‘State of Create’ art club program for teens

AUBURN – The Jule Collins Smith Museum’s art club series returns this month with its original Saturday programs for students from pre-K through sixth grade, and also a new program on Fridays designed for teenagers.

“State of Create” for teens will meet Fridays, from noon to 2 p.m., and give teens an opportunity to work on projects that push their creative, technical and craftsmanship skills. Teens will work with museum professionals and teachers and use works from both the museum’s permanent collections and current exhibitions as inspiration for their creativity.

The Saturday Art Club will again welcome students from kindergarten through sixth grade to participate in art lessons at the museum, with age-appropriate activities provided for pre-K through second grade students, Saturday mornings from 10 to 11:30 a.m.; and for third through sixth grade students from 12:30 to 2 p.m.

The “State of Create” program will be offered on the following Fridays: June 24, July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29 and August 5. The Saturday Art Club will meet June 25, July 9, July 16, July 23, July 30 and August 6.

Both the Saturday Art Club and the State of Create programs are made possible by a K-12 Arts Education Outreach Grant from the City of Auburn. There is no charge for the programs, but donations to the education department will ensure the continuation of the program.

For information about both programs, including schedules and types of activities offered at each session, go to http://jcsm.auburn.edu/edu/family_programs.php#teens.

Colleen Bourdeau, (334) 844-7075 (cbourdeau@auburn.edu), or
Mike Clardy, (334) 844-9999 (clardch@auburn.edu)