FAMILY PHOTO FUN DAYS

 - INSPIRING LIFELONG LEARNING -

 

COME JOIN US FOR FAMILY FUN!

These programs–which are entirely free of cost–serve as a platform for families and audiences of all ages to experience and enjoy art together. Through a combination of interactive programs and hands-on play, children have the opportunity to take pictures, explore our galleries and discover new artists. This unique exposure provides the foundation for creativity and critical thinking, plus encourages a connection to the world around them.

Family Photo Fun Days feature free activities for children ages 5-13 years accompanied by a parent or guardian. Due to limited space, registration is required at least 24 hours in advance. Call (386) 506-4569 or email Christina.Katsolis@DaytonaState.edu to register or ask for more details.

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Come visit the museum and explore new ways of seeing and creating!

UPCOMING EVENTS

MAKE YOUR MARK: MINI MASTERPIECES!

SATURDAY, november 2, 2019, 1-3PM

SHAPING UP: COLOR, FORM AND FUNCTION

Children are invited to emulate the colorful and insightful work of photographer Andy Mattern, whose imagery explores the realm between real and imagined, digital and analog.  Come create a layered masterpiece–using construction paper, cardstock and other materials–and make as many variations to photograph and frame as you want!

DOTS, SPOTS AND SPROCKETS, OH MY!

Photographer Bennie Flores Ansell uses darkroom filters and analog film materials– recycled and repurposed–to create vivid and multi-dimensional art installations. Her large-scale wall displays often consist of hundreds of individual circles, images that take on new meaning as they depict shapes and “migratory patterns” that create a dramatic tension and draw the eye. Come create your own dots and add your work to a group exhibition!


PAST FAMILY FUN EVENTS

PHOTO B-I-N-G-O!

SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 2019, 1-3PM

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Choose from a variety of custom-made boards to spot and match images or set out to find and photograph certain objects using clues. Get ready to explore the galleries as you play along–mixing and matching the work of contemporary portrait artists–to complete the rows on your board. It’s easy–you just have to train your eye to see and interpret the imagery. Multiple ways to play and win!

Are you ready to play along and be the first to spell out B-I-N-G-O?

Due to limited space, pre-registration is required at least 24 hours in advance.


MAKING MEMORIES MASON JAR CRAFT

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2018, 1-3PM

Come create a festive mason jar to enjoy as a centerpiece or as a decoration around the house! Kids and families are invited to have their pictures taken and printed (choose from lots of fun props) and will be given a jar to paint/decorate and add their picture to along with fall decor.

Each jar is endlessly customizable: fill with paper leaves, acorns, mini pine cones, popping kernels, or potpourri. Then add twine, ribbon or accents of your own choice. 


KALEIDO-SCOPE IT!

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2017, 1-3PM

What's better than just looking through a kaleidoscope? Why, shooting through one of course! Come experiment and create cool effects by taking pictures through mirror-lined kaleidoscopes large enough to place your camera inside. Also, have fun taking photos using apps that allow you to turn any image into a upside-down and spin-around masterpiece! Capture fractured views, reflect cool angles, and multiply textured surfaces to make unique, one-of-a-kind images.

build your very own kaleidoscope!

As an added bonus, build your own multi-colored kaleidoscope to take home. Get ready to twist and turn your way to cool photos!

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MESSAGES OF LOVE: CUSTOM VALENTINES

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1-3PM

Come make a custom Valentine's Day greeting card featuring the one and only you! Choose from a variety of messages and signs, hold them up for the camera, and then print out your photos and add to cardstock. You can also create special accordion-style 3-D cards, plus Cupid's Heart arrow cards to give to family and friends.

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Young boy holding up a Happy Valentine's Day card.

All of our participants were eager to design a special card and offer their thoughts of love, encouragement and thanks!

a "message" from our programming director:

I always appreciate seeing families come together to share in a creative learning experience. But our "Messages of Love" activity was designed to take the level of engagement one step further, combining an artistic activity with an opportunity to give back to the men and women who served in our nation's armed forces. I'm grateful for the opportunity to present these programs, and for each and every family that attends and makes it a success! Regarding this particular event, I would like to offer a hearfelt "thanks" to all the children who made Valentine's Day cards for our Art in Action participants, which includes veterans currently attending classes here at Daytona State College as well as those from the local community.

 

PAPER BLOOMS: DECORATIVE FLOWER VASES

SATURDAY, MAY 13, 1-3PM

Come make a personalized flower vase that is bursting with colorful paper blooms and pictures of you! Choose from a variety of flower types–you can mix and match colors and styles– and embellish with buttons, ribbon and glitter. Best of all, your portrait and sunny smile will peek out from the center of the vase, making it a great gift for Mother's Day or add a touch of springtime cheer to any room.