Creative Summer Fun for Children

Workshops in July and August, 2016

Children can have creative fun at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum in four summer workshops offered on Monday mornings from 10:00 to 12:00 during July and August. Fee: $25 for each workshop.

Making creative projects in Vanderbilt summer workshops
Making creative projects in Vanderbilt summer workshops

Each begins with an educator-led visit through the Vanderbilt Museum collections. These include marine and natural-history specimens, cultural artifacts Mr. Vanderbilt brought back from around the world, and his wild-animal habitats and dioramas. After the tour, children make creative projects based on what they have seen and learned.

Advance registration is required for all workshops. Please call 631-854-5539 to register. The Museum reserves the right to cancel any workshop not meeting the minimum attendance requirement.

July 11 – Embroidery (grades 3-5)
Visit the Marine Museum and wildlife dioramas and make a stitching of your favorite animal in the collections.

July 25 – Gyotaku Tee Shirt (grades K-5)
Learn about the anatomy of fish and mammals and the Japanese printing technique of Gyotaku, and design a tee shirt.

August 8 – Seashell Still Life (grades 2-5)
Learn about marine mollusks, examine their shells, and paint a still life in acrylics.

August 22 – Rain Stick (for preschool ages)
Offered from 10:00 to 12:00. (Parent or adult caregiver must attend with the child.)

Explore the wildlife dioramas, insect and bird collection, learn about the rainforest, and make a musical instrument.

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