Story last updated at 1/23/2014 - 11:35 am
The Juneau-Douglas City Museum has announced a 12x12 Art Workshop, hosted by local artist MK MacNaughton, which aims to support and inspire art-makers of all ages wishing to make a piece to submit to the Museum's 12x12 Community Art Exhibit. The workshop will take place at the museum from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26.
This year's 12x12 exhibit will open on Feb. 7. The 12x12 exhibit began 10 years ago when former Curator of Collections & Exhibits, Ellen Carrlee was inspired by "an inch of art" program at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Wisconsin. In this annual event, artists of all ages are encouraged to create a work within the parameter of a square or a cube. This year's theme for the show is "Black & White."
On Sunday afternoon, the museum will be set up as a workshop with art-making stations to include materials for printing, stamping, using words, painting and drawing. All participants will be provided a 12 x 12 inch base that has been prepped for hanging on the wall.
MacNaughton creates art and teaches classes from her studio Sketch in downtown Juneau. She is also the executive director of the Alaska Arts Education Consortium, a statewide nonprofit dedicated to increasing the arts in education by offering professional development opportunities for teachers. MacNaughton enjoys making art with all ages and is a passionate believer that everyone is an artist.
The cost of the workshop is $19.95 (including tax) for people 13 years and older and $15.75 (including tax) for those 12 years old and younger. All materials are included in the workshop fee. Children under the age of 10 are invited, if accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required to secure a spot as space is limited.
To download a registration form visit http://www.juneau.org/parkrec/museum/classes.php or forms are available at the museum.
For more information regarding this event, exhibition opportunities or other upcoming programs, please visit: www.juneau.org/parkrec/museum or call 586-3572.
The Juneau-Douglas City Museum's winter hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; the museum is located at the corner of 4th and Main Streets. Admission is free during the month of January in memory of Harold O. Fossum. The Juneau-Douglas City Museum is a facility of the Juneau Parks & Recreation Department.