Albany Museum of Art Event Features Art, Waffles, Movies, and a Green Guest
Why, it’s the sort of thing that could even make the grouchy ol’ Grinch’s heart grow three sizes!
“Many parents will be running those hectic, last-minute Christmas errands. They can drop off their children with us, and the kids will have a wonderful time in a fun, safe place,” Annie Vanoteghem, director of education and public programming for the AMA, said. “Kids are encouraged to come in their holiday pj’s, but they don’t have to.”
Children will be able to customize their own waffles with whatever toppings they like, then they will dive into some fun and engaging projects. They will make food for Santa’s reindeer, create keepsake ornaments, and engage in other art-related fun. With Christmas only two days away, they will be able to pen last-minute letters to the jolly ol’ elf. They also will play games and watch Christmas movies.
“Santa may be busy at the North Pole so close to Christmas, but I have on good authority that a certain green, furry visitor will drop in for pictures with the kiddos,” Vanoteghem said.
She said the event is a fundraiser for the AMA Teen Art Board, members of which will be on hand to help with the party.
“This party will help them raise some of the money needed for their community projects,” Vanoteghem said. “So, your kids will have a great time while you help teenagers who are learning to become leaders be a positive influence on our community. It’s what the season is all about!”
The cost to attend the Holidays in My PJs pARTy is $25 for AMA members and $30 for future members. A secure registration link may be accessed HERE.
Winter Holidays Art Camps
The Libby Womack Holiday Workshop is Dec 19-22, and it will be followed by the Winter Wonders Art Camp on Dec 27-30. Both camps are 9 am-4 pm, with free early drop-off at 8 am and free late pick-up at 5 pm. Both full-day and half-day (9 am-noon or 1-4 pm) options are available.
Each camp costs $30 per full day or $20 per half day for AMA members. For future members, the cost is $40 per full day or $30 per half day. Campers may bring a brown-bag lunch or the AMA can provide lunch for $10 per day. All campers get a free pizza lunch on the last day of each camp.
“Space is selling out quickly for both camps,” Vanoteghem said. “Parents should go ahead and register their children while space is still available.”
Registration for both camps may be found HERE.
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- Wayna: Her Dreams of Ethiopia, Works by Tracy Murrell is in the East Gallery, Sept 1, 2022- Jan 7, 2023.
- Georgia Artists Guild of Albany, 29th Juried Exhibition is in the McCormack Gallery, Sept 1, 2022-Jan 7, 2023.
- Escape Plan, Installation by Elinor Saragoussi is in the West Gallery.
ABOUT THE ALBANY MUSEUM OF ART
The Albany Museum of Art is located at 311 Meadowlark Drive in Albany, Ga., adjacent to Albany State University West Campus just off Gillionville Road. The museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The Albany Museum of Art is open to the public 10 am-5 pm Tuesdays through Saturdays. Admission is free.
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