AVON PARK, Fla. – April 12, 2019 – The South Florida State College (SFSC) Museum of Florida Art and Culture (MOFAC) is offering “Art for Kids,” free art workshops for children ages 6-12. The workshops will be held every Saturday for eight weeks, April 20 through June 8, 11 a.m. – noon, in Building A, Room 15 on the SFSC Highlands Campus in Avon Park. 

Each week will be devoted to one particular art technique, and art teachers and working artists will provide instruction. The instructors will be Jacqueline Andrews, Max Gooding, Jim Leary, Ricardo Mejia, Claire Miller, and Karla Respress. 

“This is a great opportunity for students to either learn new art techniques or strengthen their existing skills by engaging in unique art projects created by artists who are dedicated to their craft and passionate about passing on their knowledge in a fun and enjoyable way,” said Megan Stepe, MOFAC curator. “Join us for artful Saturdays!” 

The weekly schedule of instructors and their workshops are:

Week 1 – Ricardo Mejia, gesture drawing (figures in poses and action) and drawing to music

Week 2 – Ricardo Mejia, stencil painting

Week 3 – Karla Respress, Suminagashi prints

Week 4 – Jacqueline Andrews, ornamental gourd decorating

Week 5 – Karla Respress, imaginative printmaking

Week 6 – Jim Leary, collage-making

Week 7 – Max Gooding, drawing

Week 8 – Claire Miller, bead embroidery 

For more information on the “Art for Kids” workshops and to register, call Stepe at 863-784-7240.