Our children’s art programs introduce children aged six to twelve to Aboriginal art and the techniques used by Aboriginal artists. Programs include a hands-on project using varied media. Past art projects include printmaking, “dot” painting, constructing and painting “bark” baskets, “rock” art, photography and collaborative painting combined with storytelling. Periodically our children’s programs are offered off-site at public libraries or other venues. Check our calendar of events for upcoming children’s programs.
Visiting Aboriginal artists Susan Marrawarr, Donna Brown, Fiona Omeenyo and Silas Hobson have participated in past programs. Artists from the Charlottesville community including Fenella Belle, Lee Alter, Edith Arbaugh, Joan Soderlund, and Rosamond Casey have also led children’s art programs at the Kluge-Ruhe Collection.
The Kluge-Ruhe Collection participated in U.Va. Art Museum’s 2012 Early Visions program for the Boys and Girls Club of Charlottesville.