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Weekly Art Projects To Go!

Geared to children ages 6 – 12, the museum is now offering “Art to Go.” Every Thursday, art kits will be available for pick up in front of the museum. These kits will include a specific project paired with an art lesson. Instructions and most materials are included. 

 

Each week, the latest lesson is added below for all to enjoy.

 

Be sure to watch the museum’s social media outlets for specifics on the upcoming Art to Go projects. 

Week One

This project has the children of Avalon joining a worldwide movement in which they create rainbows and place them in their windows to spread positivity while staying safer at home. Along with the materials, the kit also includes a color theory lesson.

Week Two

This week’s project expands on the color theory lesson from last week. The kit includes everything need to create a sponge painting that results in a rainbow puzzle. Watch the demo here and click the button below to download the instructions.

Week Three

All month we've been encouraging kids to participate in the worldwide rainbow project: Kids all over the world have been posting rainbows around their houses and in their windows. Why? Because people all around the world see rainbows as a symbol of positivity and hope. 

 

You can wear this week’s rainbow project, give it as a gift or place it where others can see it. Click the button below to download the instructions.

Week Four

We are combining the traditional rainbow with an artful scratchboard mask just in time to celebrate the new year. Learn about the history of masks, decorate yours to the fullest extent of your imagination and then wear it with pride.

 

Click the button below to download the instructions.

Week Five

This week's project has each child creating kelp art and includes a lesson about the kelp found around the island. The children are asked to mail their completed works of art back to the museum to be incorporated into a kelp forest in the museum's lobby. Learning how to address an envelope and place it in the mail is also part of the lesson. That process kicks off our next theme: Mail. Through a variety of projects we'll be focusing on the mail system and how it has always been uniquely handled on the island.

 

All children who send us their artwork will be entered into a raffle to win the opportunity to send a special message to the mainland using a trained pigeon! Two children will be selected.

 

Click the button below to download the instructions.

Week Six

Did you know that some of the very first mail carriers on Catalina Island were pigeons? Learn more about the pigeons and make your own!

 

This project has instructions and materials to make a pigeon out of paper, write a special message on the back, stamp it, address it and mail it to whoever your child chooses. Post or email a photo of the finished pigeon and your child will be entered into a raffle to win a 3-D bird wall decoration kit. When posting, be sure to tag @catalinamuseum and use the hashtag #arttogocatalina

 

Click the button below to download the instructions.

Week Seven

Everyone likes to receive letters in the mail! Though not offered in Avalon, most people have a mailbox near their house or at the end of their driveway and the mail is delivered by a letter carrier. This week, kids will create their own mailbox. Using this mailbox at home, they can write and send notes or letters to family and friends or others in their household. 

Post or email a photo of the finished mailbox and your child will be entered into a raffle to win a wooden Titanic postcard! Be sure to tag @catalinamuseum and use the hashtag #arttogocatalina

 

Click the button below to download the instructions.

We want to hear from you!

 

What was your child's favorite part of the art project? What was the most difficult part? We welcome any feedback.

Please click here to share any questions or comments.

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