CAFAM 2011 Summer Camp and Family Workshop

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Can you believe the school year is almost over! If you’re still looking for kids’ activities this summer, I just discovered a summer camp at the Craft and Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) and the Peterson Automotive Museum (PAM).

Culture, Craft & Cars Summer Camp

Dates:  Week 1: July 18-22; Week 2: July 25-29

Time: 9:00 am to 3:30 pm, Monday-Friday

Fee per week: $275 non-members, $250 CAFAM and PAM members

Ages: 6-12

This camp offers kids lots of opportunities to explore current exhibitions at both museums (CAFAM and PAM), engage in a variety of creative hands-on projects, and go on fun adventures in the Miracle Mile district.  The camp provides a morning snack, but you’ll need to pack a sack lunch for your children everyday.  Drop-off is at the Peterson (corner of Wilshire and Fairfax).  Space is limited, so if you’re interested sign up soon. For a list of other summer camps at L.A. museums see my previous post “Summer Camps:  L.A. Museums Have it All.”

If you’re looking for a family activity this weekend, check out the Craft and Folk Art Museum’s  “CRAFTlab” workshop on Saturday.  It’s my Pick of the Week.

Family Workshop: Patterns and Insects

Date: Saturday, June 11th

Time: Drop in from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Fee: $8 per child, free to CAFAM Family Members

Artist and textile designer Jennifer Angus will be leading a workshop this Saturday for the whole family.  Using paper insect images from Angus’ current exhibition “All Creatures Great and Small,” families will create their own colorful and dynamic buggy designs and patterns.

You’ll also have a chance to see the exhibition — a one of a kind art installation made from thousands of real, preserved, exotic insects. I saw it yesterday, and I guarantee your family will see a “bug’s life” in an entirely new way.

Don’t forget that LACMA and the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits are right across the street.  These museums are surrounded by acres of beautiful grassy park area — the perfect place for the kids to play and have a summer family picnic.

I’ll continue to look for fun things to do at L.A. art museums this summer, so stayed tuned and subscribe for my weekly posts.

See you in the galleries!


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