Telfair Museums will host a beach-themed Free Family Day July 11 from 1-4 pm at the Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W York Street, on Telfair Square.
The day celebrates the exhibition Life’s a Beach, which features works by British photographer Martin Parr.
During Free Family Day, guests can transport themselves to exotic beaches by having their photo taken in front of a beach chair green screen.
Other activities include gallery games, flip-flop decorating and kite making. The Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary and the Tybee Island Marine Science Center will set up activity tables in the Jepson atrium. Local artist William Kwamena-Poh will display his watercolor portraits of the peoples and scenes of the Ghana coast.
All Free Family Days are free and open to the public thanks to the sponsorship of the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Georgia Power Foundation, Inc.
Summer programs at the Jepson Center:
Stroller Tour: Life’s a Beach
Thursday, July 16, 9:30 – 10:15 am, Jepson Center for the Arts
Adults with infants from 2–18 months and their siblings are welcome. Tour is included with museum admission and always free to members. Ten infant spaces are available; pre-registration is available online at telfair.org/family or by calling 912.790.8827.
Open to our youngest visitors, Stroller Tours are monthly gatherings at which parents and caregivers can enjoy a morning at the museum while also engaging infants with art. This month jump into Martin Parr’s photographs of beaches around the world and compare them with the beach we have right down the road. Come explore coastal life through a different lens.
Telfair Tots: Life’s a Beach
Thursday, July 16, 10:30 – 11:30 am, Jepson Center for the Arts
Adults with preschoolers ages 2–5 and their younger siblings are welcome. Activity fee is $5 per participating child; regular museum admission applies for caregivers; always free to adult museum members. To register, please call 912.790.8827 or visit telfair.org/family.
Once a month, preschoolers and their adult companions are invited to the museum for story time, a special tour, and an art activity. This month make your own flip-flops! Take the time to celebrate the summer and decorate your own summer fun flip-flops—we’ll have all the materials and great example ideas as well.
Morning session: ages 8–12, 9 am–12 pm
Afternoon session: ages 12–18, 1–4 pm
Classes limited to 17, pre-registration required Members $25 a class, non-members $35
Join us for a specific project or sign up for all! Parents who want to keep their kids active during the final weeks of summer can bring them by the museum for daily projects. Each day we provide the materials, guidance, and space for children to do it their way.
Mondays—Drawing in the galleries
Tuesdays— Printmaking, with a focus on screenprinting
Wednesdays— Drawing robots and sculptures that light up
Thursdays—Drawing in the galleries
Print Yourself! Mini Me 3D Printing Pop Icons
Saturdays August 1- September 3, 1-4pm, Jepson Center for the Arts
Members $50 | Non-members $75
3D printed figurines are the craze lately and in this celebration of pop culture, we are inviting you and your loved ones to have your own mini me sculpture printed in pop colors. Come by the Jepson Center’s studio on Saturday between 1-4pm and strike a pose while we make a digital scan of you. It only takes 5-10 minutes to get scanned and we will mail the figurine and digital 3D image to you as soon as the printing is complete.
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