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For Immediate Release:

Brandywine River Museum of Art Offers
Summer Explorer Programs for Children
Register now for programs for ages 3 to 15

(April 2, 2014) Chadds Ford, PA Dynamic art programs designed to excite children about art will take place at the Brandywine River Museum of Art this summer.

Advanced Explorers Art Classes
These week-long programs encourage youth to experiment with traditional artistic approaches while also introducing new techniques. Classes include guided museum tours, art projects, and supplies. Cost is $100 per child; $75 for Brandywine Conservancy members. Reservations available at 610-388-8326

Outdoor Adventure: Drawing Inspiration from Nature
June 23 - 27, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., ages 8 - 11
Just another landscape? Not during this adventurous week! Find inspiration in the local environment to develop new and innovative works of art. Use traditional techniques like painting, photography, and printmaking while trying new approaches like assemblage and found-object sculptures to create a new art adventure every day!

Artstagram: Illustration in the 21st Century
June 23 - 27, 1 - 4 p.m., ages 12 - 15
From illuminated manuscripts to the work of N.C. Wyeth, illustrations have enriched stories for centuries. Today we illustrate our lives daily through social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat. During this week, take a fresh look at illustration and consider how stories are captured and communicated in today's world. Use painting, drawing, and photography in traditional and non-traditional ways to learn how elements of design, portraiture, and landscape can bring a story to life.

Museum Explorer Mornings
Introduce children to art on Thursdays in July. Participate in one or all five of these workshops designed for children ages 3 to 10 accompanied by an adult. Each program will include a thematic, interactive guided tour followed by a creative art project. Two sessions will be held each day: Session A: 10 a.m. or Session B: 11 a.m. Workshops are free with regular museum admission. To register contact the Education office at 610-388-8382
  • July 3: Red, White and Blue Find red, white and blue in works of art and design a flag using these colors and more.
  • July 10: Paint by Nature Observe how artists paint nature and capture the beauty of the Brandywine landscape using watercolor crayons.
  • July 17: Amazing Animals Look for animals in paintings and sculpture and assemble an imaginative creature.
  • July 24: Fine Lines Discover lines of every kind in art throughout the museum and draw a scratch art scene.
  • July 31: Portrait Parade
Explore traditional and unusual portraits and create a self-portrait collage. The Brandywine River Museum of Art features an outstanding collection of American art housed in a nineteenth-century mill with a dramatic steel and glass addition overlooking the banks of the Brandywine.  Admission is $12 for adults, $8 for seniors ages 65 and over, $6 for children ages 6 and older and free for children 5 and younger and Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art members. Museum admission is free on Sunday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to noon through November 24 (except May 25 during the annual Antiques Show). For more information, call 610.388.2700 or visit

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MEDIA CONTACTS: Hillary Holland 610.388.8336 hholland@brandywine.orgor
Lora Englehart 610-388-8337

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