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Arts Activities for Kids Move Online

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 20:07
The Parrish Art Museum is offering home projects through its website. This collaged color wheel made with recycled papers is part one of a two-day project.
Parrish Art Museum

Arts organizations including the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, Bay Street Theater, and the Parrish Art Museum have modified their educational programs for families and children to offer them digitally and free of charge. 

On Thursday, Joyce Raimondo, Pollock-Krasner’s education coordinator, will offer a video tour of the painters’ house and studio, discussing the artistic process of Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner and how they expressed feelings through paint. She will then suggest ways for participants to share their own feelings in art using things already in the house. The program will be available through a Zoom video chat from 2 to 2:40 p.m. for children ages 5 to 12 with adult companions, and from 4 to 4:40 p.m. for those 9 to 18. Registration is by emailing [email protected].

Sag Harbor’s Bay Street Theater will begin an online theater camp on Monday, and it will be free during its first week. Allen O’Reilly, the theater’s director of education, will lead students ages 7 to 13 in weekly sessions through May 1. 

The classes will run on Zoom, Monday through Friday from 2 to 3 p.m., focusing on developing participants’ singing and body movements, theater games, improvisation, and script reading. In a long acting and teaching career, Mr. O’Reilly has concentrated on Shakespeare, but has also been seen in several television series.

For creativity at any time, the Parrish’s education department is offering Parrish Home Art Studios, an online interactive program for children and their families. Every Tuesday, the Water Mill museum will announce a weeklong schedule of six new daily activities inspired by its art collection and post lesson plans on its website. 

The projects will require common materials found in most households and can be completed individually or through family collaboration. Participants will then be encouraged to share their finished projects on Instagram using #ParrishHomeArtStudios. The projects and lesson plans will remain as an archive on the museum’s website.

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