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.
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.