Museum programs

In an effort to get children involved in some fun activities this summer, the Fort Frances Museum is holding two events this month that are geared towards creativity and exploration.
Museum curator, Pam Hawley said she’s looking forward to the lineup of events that are planned, beginning with the Rainy Lake Creative Young Artist program next Tuesday (July 17) at the museum on Scott Street.
“In connection with the display at the museum of Tammy Zebruk’s artwork, we are going to have an art workshop,” she noted. “Kids will get the chance to learn how to sketch and create monochromatic pictures, as well as make their own prints.
“This workshop is really our way of introducing children to the art of sketching,” she added.
The second event planned for July will be the first-ever “Art Attack,” to be held Tuesday, July 24 at the Lookout Tower at Pither’s Point.
“This will be the first time we have had this sort of thing as part of the summer programs,” Hawley remarked. “I have a feeling it is going to be a challenge but I think everyone will have a good time.”
Created from the popular children’s television show “Art Attack,” Hawley plans on using children to create a large mural on the ground below the Lookout Tower.
“On the television show, the [artist] creates these elaborate murals usually with things he has laying around,” she explained. “We are going to try to do the same thing.
“I have decided however, that instead of odds and ends, I am going to use children to make the picture,” she added. “And since it is close to the bass tournament, we have also decided the picture should have a fishing theme.”
Hawley said the museum is accepting calls from those interested in taking part in either event.
“I have told them that if they have two friends to bring them along,” she said. “The more people we get out, the better it will be [especially for the ‘Art Attack’].
“Later on, when we have an idea of how many people are coming, we will phone them and let them know what colour shirt they will have to wear [that day].”
Though she admitted it’s going to be a difficult task, Hawley is hopeful that in the end, they’ll be able to create something everyone will be happy with.
“I am not sure how it is all going to work but I think it should be pretty good when we are all done,” Hawley said. “Of course, the Lookout Tower is the best place to do something like this because it gives you a good place to see things when we are done.”
For more information, call the museum at 274-7891.