OAKHURST – The Children’s Museum of the Sierra is announcing a new addition to their summer offerings – a pair of art classes that will start on Tuesday, July 16, thanks to their continued partnership with the Madera County Arts Council.
Every Tuesday through Aug. 13, 3D artist Adam Mena will lead kids on an exploration of both clay and found object, media based sculpture. Wednesday’s classes will delve into numerous two-dimensional art projects with Elaine Blake of Madera.
The classes are a continuation of courses offered last year through the museum’s partnership with the Madera County Arts Council. Art and photography classes attracted a lot of interest, and the museum leadership want to continue that this summer.
“Last year’s programs were funded as part of a grant that was not available to us this year,” said Steve Montalto, Director of the Children’s Museum of the Sierra. “We pursued a different funding approach and were rewarded with generous sponsorship from two local service organizations: the Oakhurst Sierra Sunrise Rotary and the Soroptimist International of the Sierras.
“Offering these classes would not have been possible without their support,” he said.
There will be two classes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The first session is from 10 to 11:30 a.m., the second from noon to 1:30 pm. Cost for the classes is free with museum membership or $6 admission.
Both classes are targeted for kids from 1st grade through 8th grade but older kids (and even adults if interested) can participate provided there are sufficient space and materials.
Class sizes are limited, so parents are asked to call the museum at 559-658-5656 as soon as possible to register their kids.