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Fralin Art Museum Trying to Get Youth Involved with Art

Posted: Updated: Sep 17, 2016 04:26 PM
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -

The University of Virginia says it's never too early to get an art history lesson.

Once a month The Fralin Museum of Art invites children ages 5-12 to come with an adult for a hands-on approach to history called Family Art JAMs.

The first part of the session is spent on a tour of the newest exhibition to talk about the artist and answer questions. After that it is the student's turn to create art. 

“I think the best part is watching them develop a sense of empowerment in the trusting themselves and their own perceptions and gaining confidence in their ability to really articulate what they're seeing and know why they understand things the way they understand them,” said Aimee Hunt, an associated academic curator at the museum.

The next session will be held October 15. They will be talking about celestial compositions. 

For information on how to register click here