February 13

School vacation week art opportunities for kids

The Portland Museum of Art will showcase its redesigned Family Space, and the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland will hold an art camp.

From staff reports

PORTLAND MUSEUM OF ART

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A completed drawing by Clint Fulkerson on the Family Space at the McLellan House at the Portland Museum of Art.

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PMA Family Vacation Drawing Festival

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday

HOW MUCH: Free with Museum admission

WHERE: Selma Wolf Black Great Hall and PMA Family Space

The museum will showcase the newly redesigned PMA Family Space during February school vacation week. The space’s designer, artist Clint Fulkerson, will offer drawing exercises and games.

Fulkerson created an over-sized, three-dimensional drawing for our the museum’s family audience to play and learn and experience together. He will talk about how a drawing is made, and encourage children make their own. The program ties in to “Fine Lines: American Drawings from the Brooklyn Museum,” on view in the museum’s first floor gallery.

FARNSWORTH ART MUSEUM

Art Camp

WHEN: 9 a.m. to noon Monday to Friday

HOW MUCH: $150; scholarships available; 596-0949

WHERE: Gamble Education Center, located on the corner of Grace and Union Street in Rockland.

Art instructor Trelawney O’Brien will lead a winter-break camp for kids age 5 to 8. Children will make colorful paper bowls, look at maps and create a map of their world with different materials, build snow sculptures and make winter masks with plaster and paint. O’Brien is an artist and educator, who also teaches adult art workshops and an after-school program at Rockland Middle School.

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