by curator of education Jayna Hintz
Area teens involved in this third year of the Woodson Art Museum’s Teen Art Council (TAC) have been busy planning programs for teens by teens. This Friday, March 22, 6-8:30 pm, teens are invited to the Museum to learn origami-folding techniques.
Area origami enthusiasts, Roger Zimmermann, Michael Schneider, and Roman Baca will teach a variety of folded-paper forms. Teens also explore another paper artistry technique – papier-mâché.
TAC events bring together teens from area high schools who share a common interest in art – viewing art, creating art, discussing art – fun, hands-on events just for teens! Did I mention the music and food? TAC selects the music and menu, and those attending reap the benefits.
TAC is on a roll, hosting two more events at the Museum before the end of the school year. During Steamroller Printing, May 4, Noon-5 pm, artist Sherrie York will direct the oversized printing – via a steamroller in the Museum parking lot. More than 100 area high school students are creating 30” x 48” woodcuts. You can witness the creative process and show your support for the artists; the combination of food, music, art, artists, and a steamroller makes for a recipe for a perfect Saturday in May.
Don’t miss TAC’s second Teen Mystery Party, Friday, May 10, 7-9 pm. Teens are invited to bring friends to solve a mystery that unfolds during a mock art auction. TAC has planned a thrilling night of food, music, and sleuthing.
TAC members do more than attend monthly meetings and plan events; recently they created a collaborative artwork and attended the Color Me Beautiful silent auction held by two organizations raising funds to support research for cancer and chromosome disorders.
TAC members also have plans to once again design and build a river-worthy craft and race it in the United Way’s Big Green Derby, June 8, at Oak Island Park.
After a summer break, TAC resumes monthly meetings in September. Do you know someone interested in becoming a TAC member? Attend upcoming events, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 715.845.7010 and ask for Jayna Hintz.