The International Arts Center of the University of Troy will present ArtSPARK, a monthly series of family art events, which will start on Saturday June 26 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Free family events are aimed at children in Kindergarten to Grade 5 and will include an art workshop, story hour, scavenger hunt, and tours of the Terracotta Warriors permanent exhibit.
“Children in Kindergarten to Grade 5 are invited to participate in an indigo dyeing workshop, where they will dye tea towels using many different techniques taught by the staff,” said Carrie Jaxon, director and curator of the center. “If you wish, the children can also bring a cotton t-shirt to be dyed. Plus, part of the event is a 3 p.m. story time, a scavenger hunt that can be done with families, and tours of the Terracotta Warrior permanent exhibit.
Jaxon said children are encouraged to wear clothes that can be messy due to the nature of the art studio. This is a family event and children cannot be left unattended. Younger and older siblings are also welcome.
The next ArtSPARK session will take place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday August 7th.
Located in the Janice Hawkins Cultural Arts Park on the Troy campus, the International Arts Center opened in 2016 and is home to two art galleries, an interpretive center and the university’s graphic design program, which includes a classroom, computer lab and guest artist areas. .