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Puppet Workshops!

One of the best parts of the holiday season here at the museum each year are all of our extra (free with museum admission!) drop-in puppet-making workshops!  Join us this year to make your own gingerbread puppet, sock puppet, stick puppet, marionette, and finger puppet.  If you visited our studio over the Thanksgiving weekend you already got a taste of puppet-making, but don’t worry if you missed us last weekend; there are a number of upcoming workshops scheduled for December.

Here is a list of our upcoming puppet workshops in December:

(Please see the Drop-In page of this blog for a full listing of these and all of our other workshops.)

Gingerbread Puppets – Saturday 12/15, 5-8:30 (in conjunction with Noel Night)

TBD Puppet Workshop – Saturday 12/26, 12-4

Sock Puppets – Sunday 12/27, 12-4

Bug Puppets – Monday 12/28, 12-4

Tongue Depressor Stick Puppets – Tuesday 12/29, 12-4

Felt Marionette Puppets – Wednesday 12/30, 12-4

Model Magic Finger Puppets – Thursday 12/31, 12-4

We hope to see you for one or all of these fun workshops!

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Summer Camp!

Our second camp session of 2009 ended today.  What an exciting and productive week – check out our flickr page to see how much fun we had!

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Summer Camp at the DIA!

3654098997_65d7d2f9d5[1]Today is the last day of our first week of summer camp!  The week has flown by and today is the campers’ art show for their parents.  Everyone has had a fantastic time making art together.  The older campers have, among other things, been working in painting, drawing, sculpture, clay, and papier mache.  The younger group has been making cement stepping stones, critter houses, bubble wands, butterfly nets  and books.  Check out our flickr page for more images from our first session of camp!  

3654935248_559877a5f2[1]If you missed out on this camp, never fear:  our next session is from July 13-17 with camps for ages 9-12 and ages 5-8.  

Each session costs $180 for members, or $225 for non-members.   Pre-registration and pre-payment required.  Call (313) 833-4249 to register.

We hope we’ll see you on July 13th!

Camp Days at the DIA – engage your camp group in the discovery of Art!

self-portraits 031The Art Studio at the DIA offers a fantastic opportunity for camp groups in Southeastern Michigan.  On Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from June 1st to August 31st each summer we open our Studio to groups of campers.  For $12/student, campers  ages 8 and older can spend a day discovering art together.   After art exploration in the galleries, participants have a hands-on opportunity to make art in the studio.  Group organizers can choose between clay, painting or printmaking  for the group.  This program is always popular, so be sure to reserve a date early.  Call (313) 833-6448 for more information.

Detroit Public Schools Student Show

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We’re really excited that the DPS student show returned to the museum this year!  The 72nd Annual Student Exhibition is installed  in the beautiful gallery space in the new Gibbs Learning Center, part of the Wayne and Joan Webber Education Wing,  right across from the Art Studio.  Check out fabulous work from young Detroit artists.  The exhibition runs through May 31st.  See more images of the work by clicking here.