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Art Workshops in March

March 6, 2017

The Las Cruces Museums will be hosting art workshops at both the Branigan Cultural Center and Museum of Art every Saturday in March from 10am to 12pm.

The Branigan Cultural Center presents the family program Culture Club with the following schedule:

  • March 4 – Cherry blossom art. Cherry blossoms are a symbolic flower in Japans. Come learn their symbolism and create your own cherry blossom using soda bottles to stamp out the pattern of the beautiful pink flowers.
  • March 11 – It’s (almost!) Pi Day. Visitors will create a “pi-line skyline” by graphing pi digits into a bar graph, and then coloring in the background to create a landscape. We will also be doing “pi-kus”, a take on the traditional Japanese poems haikus.
  • March 18 – Japanese Lanterns. Japanese lanterns are a significant part of Japanese culture, seen everywhere in temples, restaurants, and festivals. We will create paper lanterns to hang in their own home.
  • March 25 – Archaeology Day. In concurrence with Archaeology Day, visitors will be given the chance to learn and try and decode hieroglyphics.

The Museum of Art hosts the informal, interdisciplinary workshop “Artrageous”. Participants will have a chance to indulge their creativity while creating a project to take home. The theme for Artrageous in March is “Springtime” and here are the topics:

  • March 4 – Refrigerator Magnet Vase
  • March 11 – Paper Flowers
  • March 18 – Flower Pencil Topper, inspired by the ReTooled exhibition
  • March 25 – Plantable Paper

Admission to the City of Las Cruces Museums are free. The museums are located downtown and are open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 4:30pm and Saturday from 9am to 4:30pm. For additional information, visit the website at: museums.las-cruces.org.

If you need an accommodation for a disability to enable you to fully participate in this event, please contact the museum 48 hours prior to the event.

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