Museum Announces Lineup of Fall Workshops

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

July 19, 2007 – The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Southeast Missouri Regional Museum at River Campus has announced its lineup of free workshops to be held during the fall 2007 semester.

“We are offering a series of workshops that will stimulate visitors’ interest in the arts and regional history,” said Ellen Hahs, curator of education with the Museum.

Hahs says the Museum also is planning Native American Family Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3. The day’s events, which are free and open to the public, will include Native American crafts, demonstrations and food tasting.

Fall workshops being offered by the Museum are as follows:

Oct. 23

What is an Artifact?10-11 a.m.For ages 3-6  See and touch artifacts to learn what an artifact is and of what they can be made.

Study of Faces2-4 p.m.For ages 18 and up Fine tune your skills of seeing intricate features in faces to create likenesses.

Oct. 30

Pumpkin Painting10-11 a.m.For ages 3-6 

Pumpkin Carving4-6 p.m.For ages 7-12  

 Nov. 6

El Dia de los MuertosThe Day of the Dead  10-11:30 a.m. for ages 3-64-5:30 p.m. for ages 7-12Explore the history of the Days of Dead and learn how it is celebrated to honor and remember all who have passed.

Nov. 13

Finger Weaving3:30-5:30 p.m. For ages 9 and upPractice the Native American art form of loomless weaving. Volunteers’ Workshop6-8 p.m.For ages 18 and upFind out how your talents and skills could be included while volunteering.

Nov. 20

Gourd Decorating10-11 a.m. For ages 3-64-5 p.m. For ages 7-12Leather, feathers and beading craft. 

Nov. 27

Nature’s Print10-11 a.m.  For ages 3-64-5 p.m. For ages  7-12Inspirations from the natural world used in printmaking.

Pine Needle Basket Weaving 2-3:30p.m.For ages 18 and upParticipants will begin a small basket incorporating simple design techniques.

Dec. 4

Cave Art and Shadow Puppets10-11 a.m.For ages 3-6   Learn about pre-historic ways of life in a cold climate through stories and art. Origami3:30-5 p.m.For ages 9 and upPractice the Japanese art form of paper folding with a holiday twist. 

Dec. 11

Cave Art and Shadow Puppets4-5 p.m.For ages 7-12Learn about pre-historic ways of life in a cold climate through stories and art.

Volunteers’ Workshop                             6-8 p.m.                                            For ages 18 and up                                     Find out how your talents and skills could be included while volunteering.

All workshops will be held in the Museum. Due to limited space, registration is required. For more information or to register, contact Ellen Hahs, curator of education, at (573) 651-2301 or visit www5.semo.edu/museum for other museum events.