Van Gogh to Play Dough at the BYU Museum of Art

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Guest Post by Abbie Daniels, MOA Marketing and PR Intern

Kids live for summer! The warm weather, ice cream, and freedom to do whatever you want, when you want, seems pretty great to a kid. For parents and caregivers, however, the season can be daunting. Brigham Young University Museum of Art provides an enriching creative experience while helping caretakers with some of that summer stress in our Van Gogh to Play Dough program for young children. Van Gogh to Play Dough is a class for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers, and provides fun and learning in the museum galleries and art studio. Each class is centered on one of the current exhibitions at the BYU Museum of Art.

Each Van Gogh to Play Dough class begins with storytime, the book corresponding with an overall theme for the class. Children will have the opportunity to answer questions and engage with teachers and other students before moving into a gallery. Once in a gallery, our teachers have a variety of activities to help the kids experience and enjoy the art in the exhibit. From building blocks to I Spy, there is a game for every kind of kid. While in the gallery, teachers tell stories about the different artists and paintings, helping children build an appreciation for artwork. To finish off the class, teachers return to the MOA’s art studio and complete an art and craft project that matches the theme of the class. The museum provides all the instructions and material, all the children have to do is have fun and practice using their creativity.

To join one of our Van Gogh to Play Dough classes all you have to do is register online! It is a completely free and fun experience, helping kids and caretakers to grow creatively. Van Gogh to Play Dough is from 10 – 11 AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Register online for one class session.

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