Florence Co. Museum continues programs
Due to ongoing health concerns related to COVID-19, the Florence County Museum’s Mornings at the Museum and Afternoon Art Club program are being offered in drive-through and virtual formats.
Mornings at the Museum will be offered as a free, at-home activity kit for the remainder of the year. The museum hopes to return to in-person programming in January. Kits are limited, so registration is required.
Mornings at the Museum is an interactive program for children ages 3-5. Monthly activity kits include one visual art lesson and one history lesson with Florence County Museum gallery connections, video story time, and hands-on studio activities. All supplies are included. The monthly programs scheduled for the final three months of the year are:
October: Visual Art - Creating with Collage; History - Ron McNair
November: Visual Art - Super Sculptures; History -Dave the Potter.
December: Visual Art - Holiday Printmaking; History - Fabulous Fossils
To receive your activity kit, register for the Fall 2020 season at www.flocomuseum.org/mornings, or drive through the museum parking lot on the first Friday of the month from noon to 4 p.m.
The Afternoon Art Club is a virtual interactive art education program for children facilitated by the Florence County Museum. Each month, students focus on a single topic, look at works of museum’s collection that represent the topic, learn new art-making techniques and create a unique work of art. Students will receive age-appropriate, standards-based, direct instruction from a SC Certified Art Educator with extension projects throughout the month. The museum will host an online exhibition of students work at the end of the Fall session.
Afternoon Art Club programming is separated into the following grade levels:1st-3rd grade, 4th-6th grade, and 7th and 8th grade. Club meetings are held the first and third Thursdays of the month from 4 to 4:45 p.m. Live participation via Zoom, recorded participation via YouTube.
Supply list: white paper for drawing, colored construction paper, crayons or colored pencils, watercolor paint, white glue or glue stick, pencil with eraser, scissors, and ruler. A limited number of free supply kits will be available for students upon request.
Monthly lesson topics: October - Drawing with Perspective; November - Symmetrical Design; December - Creating with Color
The Mornings at the Museum and Afternoon Art Club programs are made possible through a generous donation from Eastern Carolina Community Foundation Blackwell Ervin Family Fund.
For additional information visit the Florence County Museum at www.flocomuseum.org, or by phone at (843) 676-1200.