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Telfair Museums’ at-home kids’ activity: DIY Impressionist Pop-Up Book

Monday, March 30th, 2020

Impressionism Pop-Up Book Telfair Museums Savannah

Telfair Museums in Savannah will now offer #MuseumFromHome activities to bring the Jepson Center’s drop-in studio into your home.

First activity: Kids can create their very own Impressionist Pop-up Book with Telfair Museums’ step by step guide.

Click here to access the free printable activity sheet. Don’t forget to share your books on Telfair Museums social media.

Telfair Museums’ Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, Telfair Academy and the Jepson Center, along with all public programs, will remain closed until further notice.

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FREE Family Fun Day @ Telfair Museums’ new Impressionism exhibit

Saturday, March 7th, 2020

Telfair Museums Impressionism Exhibit 2020 Savannah Jepson

COLLECTING IMPRESSIONISM: TELFAIR’S MODERN VISION is now open.
March 6 –Aug 16, 2020

Jepson Center
207 W York St.
Savannah, GA 31401

Learn more here. 

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COLLECTING IMPRESSIONISM’ FREE FAMILY DAY
April 18 2020 @ 1–4PM
Jepson Center

From more than 7,000 works in the museum’s permanent collection, Telfair presents ‘Collecting Impressionism,’ including some of the finest paintings in the United States. Children and families will be invited to create their own miniature Impressionist works and go on a scavenger hunt throughout the exhibition. Local artists will be on hand to lead plein air painting demonstrations in front of the museum, and local musicians will provide a program of Impressionist music in the auditorium at 2pm.

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ART START: COLLECTING IMPRESSIONISM: TELFAIR’S MODERN VISION
April 16 2020 @ 10:30–11:30AM
Jepson Center

$5 per child
Adult members free / Adult non-members $12

Start your day with art. Once a month, Telfair Museums’ youngest patrons are invited to the Jepson Center for story time, a special tour, and an art activity. Strollers, crying babies, toddlers, and older siblings are all welcome here.

April 2020’s featured exhibition is Collecting Impressionism: Telfair’s Modern Vision. Come play and learn.

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(Parent & Me Activities) Toddler Time plus daily programs @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Wednesday, March 4th, 2020

Toddler Thursdays Savannah Children's Museum

Toddler Time @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Toddler Time  – held on some Thursday mornings March-May – is the perfect morning out.

Geared towards toddlers and their caregivers, the morning will begin with story time or musical education. Next, art exploration will follow then sensory exploration and open play with a focus on socialization. Complimentary coffee will be provided.

This event is included with regular admission to Savannah Children’s Museum and is FREE for members. Find membership info here. 

Toddler Time Thursdays

Thurs March 19 2020
10AM-Noon

Thurs. April 2 2020
10AM-Noon

Thurs. April 16 2020
10AM-Noon

Thurs. May 7 2020
10AM-Noon

Thurs. May 21 2020
10AM-Noon

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Savannah Children's Museum daily programming

During the school year, Savannah Children’s Museum offers daily programming Wednesdays through Sundays – weather permitting

Please note that the museum may close due to weather conditions. Call ahead for accurate closing information at 912-651-4292.

Hours: Sept-May: Wed-Sat: 10AM to 4PM, Sun: 11AM to 4PM, Mon-Tue: Closed (But on certain school holidays during the school year, the museum will often open on days when it is normally closed)

Admission:

$8 per person (aged 18 mo. and older)
Ask about the discount combination ticket

Savannah Children’s Museum is a magical outdoor space located at Georgia State Railroad Museum in the old Central of Georgia Carpentry Shop. Expert educators create fun daily programming so children and families learn while they play.

You can purchase tickets at each of the museum’s gift shops or take advantage of the Discount Combination Ticket.

Email info@savannahchildrensmuseum.org with questions.

Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah, GA 31401, chsgeorgia.org/SCM, 912.651.6823 Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

 

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FREE showing of “Bee Movie” + affordable kids’ classes @ Savannah Cultural Arts Center

Saturday, February 29th, 2020

Bee Day Savannah Cultural Arts FREE kids events

UPDATE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Bring your kids to a special FREE Bee Day @ Savannah Cultural Arts Center  9:30AM-12:30PM on Thurs. March 19

Felt bees and ceramic hives workshops with the cultural arts staff and an instructional show-and-tell and discussion by the Coastal Empire Bee Keeping Association. Stick around for the FREE screening of “Bee Movie” at 11AM.

9:30-11AM: Felt Bees & Ceramic Hives Workshops
Instructional Show-and-Tell and discussion by Coastal Empire Bee Keeping Association

11AM-12:30PM
Film Screening of “Bee Movie”

FREE | Open to the Community | All ages welcome

Savannah Cultural Arts Center
201 Montgomery St.
Savannah, GA 31401

Register online here. 

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Savannah Cultural Arts Center

Savannah Cultural Arts Center offers these free or affordable Spring 2020 kid-friendly classes & workshops.

To view the latest updates to events and programming, be sure to visit www.savannahga.gov/arts or call 912-651-6783.

Little Artists Creative Drop-in Play Space
Saturdays, March 21 & 28 • 9AM-Noon
Ages 6 & younger
$5 per child per class

Drop in any time between 9AM-Noon to take part in a creative learning environment that focuses on stimulating the basics of imagination, movement, and fun.

Register online here. 

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Music and Movement
Saturdays, April 4 – 25 • 9:30-10:30AM
4-week class
15 months – 3 years with caregiver
Cost $20

Sign up for this educational experience with Instructor Joanna Walchuk as she takes you through the building blocks of learning songs and dance in a fun, uplifting environment.

Register online here. 

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Home-school Art Program
Thursday, March 12, April 9, May 7 10AM-Noon
Ages 6-15
$10 per child

Come join our new Home-school Art Program to learn create and have fun! Each session will offer a different creative and educational activity that will help foster artistic expression. Students will learn a variety of skills across different media while learning about famous artist and art movements. Parents are encouraged to join in own the fun for free.

Register online here. 

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Drop-in Ceramics
Thurs. March 5, 9:30-11:30AM
Thursday’s (Bi-Weekly) April 2-May 28 10AM-Noon
All ages welcome (ages 10 & younger are not permitted on the wheel)
FREE

Drop in our studio and engage in fun clay based activities with the guidance of our skilled instructor.

Register online here. 

Savannah Parent & Me Activities: Art Start @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Telfair Museums Jepson Center Art Start Toddlers Strollers

Start your day with art with Telfair Museums’ new and combined parent & me program in Savannah: Art Start @ the Jepson Center.

Once a month, Telfair Museums’ youngest patrons are invited to the Jepson Center for story time, a special tour, and an art activity. Strollers, crying babies, toddlers, and older siblings are all welcome here.

March 2020’s featured exhibition is The Journey is Mine, Chapter One, an #art912 exhibition of paintings by Savannah-based artist William Kwamena-Poh. Come play and learn @ The Jepson Center.

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March 2020 Art Start theme:  The Journey is Mine, Chapter One, an #art912 exhibition of paintings by Savannah-based artist William Kwamena-Poh.
Thurs. March 19, 10:30-11:30AM
$5 per child
Adult members free / Adult non-members $12

Register online here.

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Jepson Center
207 W York St.
Savannah, GA 31401

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Homeschool Class @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Monday, February 24th, 2020

Homeschool Class @ Savannah Children’s Museum
10-11AM Wed. Feb. 26 2020
For ages 4-7
The program will be Busy Bees- an educational workshop that focuses on the wonderful world of honeybees. Students will engage in activities and games that teach about the anatomy, life cycle, and communication habits of our favorite pollinators.

Cost: Parents are free | members: $5 per child | non-members: $10 per child.

Check in will be at Georgia State Railroad Museum gift shop.

Attendees are welcomed to stay after for regular hours at Savannah Children’s Museum.

Pre-registration is required and space is limited. To hold your spot for this event, please contact Elisabeth Chappell at
chappell.chs@gmail.com or (912) 441-9106.

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Savannah autism resources: Sensory Soft Saturday @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Saturday, February 22nd, 2020

Sensory Soft Saturday Savannah Children's Museum Autism

Make connections while enjoying Savannah Children Museum’s many exhibits in a sensory-friendly way.

Savannah Children’s Museum will open early from 9-10AM Sat. March 14 2020 for families with special needs or children who have autism to enjoy the site with less crowds and tailored sensory friendly programming.

Tickets: $8 for all guests and FREE for members.

Attendees are welcome to stay after 10AM for regular museum hours.

Savannah Children’s Museum exhibits can be enjoyed by all ages but are designed for children 12 years old and younger.

Pre-registration is required for this event as space is limited. Please contact Elisabeth Chappell at echappell@chsgeorgia.org or (912) 441-9106 to reserve a spot.

Sat. March 14, 2020
9-10AM
Savannah Children’s Museum

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Seuss Fest 2020 @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

SeussFest 2020 Coastal Heritage Society

Savannah Children’s Museum to host Dr. Seuss Themed Event

On Sat., Feb. 29 2020, families are invited to celebrate the fun and whimsical world of Dr. Seuss during “Seuss Fest” 10AM-3PM @ Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd. Savannah, GA 31401.

Dress as your favorite Dr. Seuss character in honor of the children’s book author, who would be celebrating his 116th birthday on March 2.

Museum educators will lead the group with Seuss stories, games and activities. Highlights include: Seuss Science Station, a Read-A-Thon and a Seusstastic Selfie Station, complete with costumes and props.

Community partners will provide Seuss-filled fun throughout the day. The Dwaine and Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah will lead a Green Eggs and Ham Relay as well as a “make your own water bottle” activity, Live Oak Public Library will lead literacy and reading themed activities, and Savannah Children’s Theatre will share Seuss-themed performances at 10:30 and noon.

Admission to “Seuss Fest” is included in the cost of regular admission to Savannah Children’s Museum,: $8 for all guests 18 months and older. This event is free for Coastal Heritage Society members. Learn about becoming a member here.

Seuss Fest 2020
Sat. Feb. 29, 2020
10AM-4PM
Savannah Children’s Museum
655 Louisville Rd.
Savannah, Georgia 31401

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(Things to do with kids in Savannah) Toddler Tuesdays @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

Toddler Tuesday Oatland Island wildlife center savannah

Toddlers Tuesdays @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center in Savannah.

The popular Savannah nature program for kids offers a choice of 2 times: 10-10:45AM; and 11-11:45AM.

It is the same program each time, just pick the time that is more convenient to you.

Cost of the program: $5 per child that is participating and regular admission for the rest of your party. This is a special fundraising program, so even if you are members the cost is $5 per child.

Pre-registration is required! Space is limited to 15 students per session. Registration closes on Tuesday at 7:30AM. Please cancel if you know you won’t make it to open spaces for other children. Click on link below to register.

Problems with registration contact Ms. Michelle at michelle.kelly@sccpss.com or 912-395-1517.

Toddler Tuesday is a program designed to introduce our youngest learners to the wonders of the natural world. Children and their adults will experience nature through themed activities including songs, finger play, story time, nature walks, live animal encounters and crafts. Your child will commune with nature in a safe, playful and experiential way in Toddler Tuesday classes.

Click on link below to register for these 2020 Toddler Tuesdays.

March 24–A Vulture’s View

March 31–Frog on a Log in a Bog

April 7–3..2..1..Blast Off 

 April 14–National Dolphin Day!

Oatland Island Wildlife Center
Wildlife and education programs
711 Sandtown Rd.
Savannah, GA, 31410
(912) 395-1212

Admission rates here.  

Oatland Island Wildlife Center Wildlife, 711 Sandtown Rd. Savannah, GA, 31410 (912) 395-1212 Driving directions here.

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Seuss Fest 2020 @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

SeussFest 2020 Coastal Heritage Society

Savannah Children’s Museum to host Dr. Seuss Themed Event

On Sat., Feb. 29 2020, families are invited to celebrate the fun and whimsical world of Dr. Seuss during “Seuss Fest” 10AM-3PM @ Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd. Savannah, GA 31401.

Dress as your favorite Dr. Seuss character in honor of the children’s book author, who would be celebrating his 116th birthday on March 2.

Museum educators will lead the group with Seuss stories, games and activities. Highlights include: Seuss Science Station, a Read-A-Thon and a Seusstastic Selfie Station, complete with costumes and props.

Community partners will provide Seuss-filled fun throughout the day. The Dwaine and Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah will lead a Green Eggs and Ham Relay as well as a “make your own water bottle” activity, Live Oak Public Library will lead literacy and reading themed activities, and Savannah Children’s Theatre will share Seuss-themed performances at 10:30 and noon.

Admission to “Seuss Fest” is included in the cost of regular admission to Savannah Children’s Museum,: $8 for all guests 18 months and older. This event is free for Coastal Heritage Society members. Learn about becoming a member here.

Seuss Fest 2020
Sat. Feb. 29, 2020
10AM-4PM
Savannah Children’s Museum
655 Louisville Rd.
Savannah, Georgia 31401

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Savannah Parent & Me Activities: Art Start @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center

Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

Start your day with art with Telfair Museums’ new and combined parent & me program in Savannah: Art Start @ the Jepson Center.

Once a month, Telfair Museums’ youngest patrons are invited to the Jepson Center for story time, a special tour, and an art activity. Strollers, crying babies, toddlers, and older siblings are all welcome here.

February 2020’s featured exhibition is PULSE Art + Technology Festival. Come play and learn @ The Jepson Center.

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February 2020 Art Start theme: PULSE Art + Technology Festival
Thurs. Feb. 20, 10:30-11:30PM
$5 per child
Adult members free / Adult non-members $12

Register online here.

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Jepson Center
207 W York St.
Savannah, GA 31401

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Registration open for Night at the Museum, Savannah

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

Night at the Museum Coastal Heritage Society Savannah History Museum

Get tickets now for Coastal Heritage Society’s 2020 “Night at the Museum” event on Sat. Jan. 25 2020 @ Savannah History Museum, 303 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

The annual event takes visitors through night guard training and then on a behind-the-scenes tour of the museum.

Guests will be able to interact with historic characters from Savannah History Museum’s exhibits as they appear to magically come to life. This year’s characters include: Casimir Pulaski, Alida Harper-Fowlkes, Susie King Taylor, and many more!

This popular annual event consists of a 90-minute interactive program in the museum. Guests will have the option to choose from two time slots for the program: 5-6:30PM or 6:30-8PM. Event participants will also have two opportunities to view the film “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb” at 3 pm and 8 pm. The 98-minute film screening is optional and seating is first come, first served.

Tickets are $12 per person for guests ages 18 months and older. CHS members will receive a discounted ticket rate of $10. Pre-registration for the event is required and tickets for each time slot can be purchased online here.

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PULSE Art + Technology Festival 2020 @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center

Monday, January 13th, 2020

PULSE Digital Festival Telfair Museums Jepson Center Savannah

Telfair Museums continues to lead the conversation in art and technology with its 13th installment of the PULSE Art + Technology Festival.

The 2020 festival will take place from January 23-26 at Telfair’s Jepson Center.

PULSE 2020 showcases artists and creatives who demonstrate how technology can either work against us or help us solve global problems.

The multi-day event invites individuals of all ages to enjoy exciting exhibitions, screenings, lectures, workshops, and educational events. The exhibition Machines of Futility features interactive works that question technology’s usefulness, while installations in the museum’s TechSpace titled Second Nature connect virtual and augmented reality, and games with the natural world.

PULSE Art + Technology Festival 2020
Thurs. Jan. 23 – Sun. Jan. 26
Thursday- Saturday: 10AM – 5PM
Sunday: 12 – 5pm
Jepson Center for the Arts
207 West York Street
Savannah, GA 31401
Contact: Email info@telfair.org

Pricing: PULSE Art + Technology Festival is free* to museum members, students with valid ID, or with museum admission.
*Does not include opening lecture and reception on January 23 which are free to museum members or $8 for non-members.

PULSE Opening Night Reception and Artist Panel @ Jepson Center
Wed. Jan. 22 2020, 6PM
Opening lecture and reception is free to museum members, non-member tickets cost $8.
The festival kicks off on Wed. Jan. 22 at 6PM with a panel moderated by PULSE Curator Harry Delorme and visual artists Neil Mendoza, Alicia Eggert and R. Luke Dubois. Three noted visiting artists will discuss their work and how art can spur dialogue and self-reflection on our culture’s dependence on technology.

Designing the Future: A Climate for Change, an immersive evening presented by W Projects @ Jepson Center
Thurs. Jan. 23 2020, 6PM
Free admission
This immersive evening focuses on technology helping our world face the results of climate change. The experience will include a short film screening, expert speakers from Perkins and Will, Gulfstream Aerospace, and the Georgia Institute of Technology. An interactive reception will feature virtual reality stations, interactive art projects, and hands on experiences.

Chatham County Free Family Day/STEAM Expo @ Jepson Center
Sat. Jan. 25 2020, 1-4PM
Free admission is for Chatham County residents and students currently enrolled at area colleges only. Proof of residency/enrollment is required for admission.
There’s something for the whole family at this month’s Chatham County Free Family Day featuring our annual PULSE Art + Technology Festival at the Jepson Center. Family Days are fun, educational, and FREE for Chatham County residents! We invite you to participate in hands-on art projects, gallery exploration, and demonstrations of cool technology by local artists and students. Create DIY masterpieces or explore the interactive ArtZeum and our TechSpace featuring technology-based artworks. Drop in for a little while or stay for the entire afternoon. It’s all free and always fun.

PULSE Curator’s Tour Second Nature @ Jepson Center
Sun. Jan. 26 2020, 3PM
Free to students by advance registration.
Join Senior Curator of Education and PULSE Curator Harry DeLorme for a tour of Second Nature. Please note that space is limited. Please RSVP to daughtryc@telfair.org or at (912) 790-8827.

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FREE kid-friendly ceramics classes, dream quilt workshop & more @ Savannah Cultural Arts Center

Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

Free ceramics class clay Savannah Cultural Arts Center kids

Savannah Cultural Arts Center offers a slew of free or affordable kid-friendly classes & workshops during January & February 2020.

Savannah Cultural Arts Center
201 Montgomery St.
Savannah, GA 31401

FREE Drop-in Ceramics @ Savannah Cultural Arts Center
Thursdays, Jan. 9 – March 5, 9:30-11:30AM
All ages welcome (ages 10 and under are not permitted on the wheel)
FREE Admission
Drop into our ceramics studios for some fun, clay-based activities with our visual arts instructor.

Register online here. 

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Savannah Cultural Arts Center kids classes

Little Artists Creative Play Space @ Savannah Cultural Arts Center
Saturdays, Jan. 11-18 2020, 9AM-Noon
Ages 10 and under with a caregiver
$5 per session
A creative learning environment that stimulates the imagination through movement and fun.

Register online here. 

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watercolor illustration Savannah Cultural Affairs Center art kids

UPDATE: PLEASE NOTE THIS CLASS DATE HAS CHANGED TO FEB. 28

See the Monster Watercolor Illustration @ Savannah Cultural Arts Center
Fri. Feb. 28, 6-8PM
Ages 7+
$10 per person
See your watercolor blobs come to life as funny monster illustrations.

Register online here. 

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Free Dream Quilt class Savannah Cultural Arts Center

FREE Dream Quilt @ Savannah Cultural Arts Center
Sat. Jan. 18, 9AM-2PM
All ages, kid-friendly
FREE
Create your own square that’ll be a part of the Savannah Cultural Arts Center dream quilt.
Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day & create your own patch to be woven into the SCAC Dream Quilt. The completed quilt will be displayed at the Savannah Cultural Arts Center. Admission is free & open to the public.

Nearby parking is available at the Robinson and Liberty Street parking garages. Metered street parking is also available at Turner Blvd and W. McDonough Street.

Register online here.

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Registration open for Night at the Museum, Savannah

Friday, December 20th, 2019

Night at the Museum Coastal Heritage Society Savannah History Museum

Get tickets now for Coastal Heritage Society’s 2020 “Night at the Museum” event on Sat. Jan. 25 2020 @ Savannah History Museum, 303 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

The annual event takes visitors through night guard training and then on a behind-the-scenes tour of the museum.

Guests will be able to interact with historic characters from Savannah History Museum’s exhibits as they appear to magically come to life. This year’s characters include: Casimir Pulaski, Alida Harper-Fowlkes, Susie King Taylor, and many more!

This popular annual event consists of a 90-minute interactive program in the museum. Guests will have the option to choose from two time slots for the program: 5-6:30PM or 6:30-8PM. Event participants will also have two opportunities to view the film “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb” at 3 pm and 8 pm. The 98-minute film screening is optional and seating is first come, first served.

Tickets are $12 per person for guests ages 18 months and older. CHS members will receive a discounted ticket rate of $10. Pre-registration for the event is required and tickets for each time slot can be purchased online here.

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(Free with admission) Drop-In Studio @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

Telfair Museums Jepson Center Savannah kids events

Daily Drop-In Studio
Daily | 1–4PM
Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center’s  Melaver Education Studio
FREE with museum admission. Find museum admission cost & hours here. 

Unleash your creativity and join Savannah’s Jepson Center in their studios every day for artmaking projects for all ages!

Work at your own pace and comfort level through an array of creative mediums such as watercolors, collage, calligraphy, origami, coloring books (for adults, too!), and much more. Each month features a special project designed to connect with a specific exhibition at the museum. A studio assistant is always on hand to answer questions and assist guests. Drop-In Studio is open year round and perfect for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Upcoming Drop-In Studio Projects @ The Jepson Center’s  Melaver Education Studio
Each month, the Jepson Center offers fun new art projects @ the daily Drop-In Studio to relate back to the exhibitions on view in the museum.

December theme is watercolor! The projects will relate to the William Kawamee-Poh exhibit and the Summons the Sea exhibit currently on view at the Jepson Center.

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Explore ArtZeum

While at The Jepson Center, visit ArtZeum, an interactive children’s museum space. It’s designed with young people in mind, but it challenges young and old alike to rethink their ideas about art. The ArtZeum features 14 activities exploring some big ideas about art: What is it? Why do we make it? How do we look at art? How do we value it?

Jepson Center for the Arts
207 W York St.
Savannah, Georgia 31401

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