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September 2015

Free Family Day – Explore the Owens-Thomas House

September 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Owens-Thomas House,
124 Abercorn St
Savannah, GA 31401 United States

Join us for an afternoon of history, craft demonstrations, and exploration at the Owens-Thomas House. The main floor of the house will be open for interpretive tours in which families will meet characters from the history of the house, including Mary Maxwell and the Marquis de Lafayette, and learn about tea and entertaining customs of the period. Visitors will see demonstrations of traditional methods of spinning and bread making and learn to play games like marbles that were likely played by both the enslaved children and the free children in the household. Families will also see a demonstration of the faux-finishing techniques used in the house and participate in a hands-on marbleizing activity.

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October 2015

Free Family Day: Impressionism

October 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Telfair Academy,
121 Barnard St
Savannah, 31401 United States

Get ready for Monet and create lasting impressions at the historic Telfair Academy by exploring the painting techniques and the color theory that inspired one of the greatest movements in art. We will help you make your own color book. Go on an impressionism scavenger hunt, play color games in the galleries, and enjoy impressionist music in the beautiful rotunda.

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November 2015

Free Family Day at the Telfair Art Fair

November 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Jepson Center & Telfair Square

Enjoy the Telfair Square and the Monet and American Impressionism exhibit at this inside and outside family day. Children can engage in activities in the square sponsored by Dick Blick Art Materials, try plein air painting, make water lilies, participate in story time, learn how to mix colors, and more!

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December 2015

Free Family Day – I Have Marks to Make

December 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Jepson Center,
207 W York St
Savannah, 31401 United States

Help celebrate the creative spirit and the accomplishments of Savannah artists young and old at Telfair’s annual I Have Marks to Make exhibition. Exploring the empowerment of people through art, the exhibition features works by individuals with disabilities and work by others making art in rehabilitation from injury or illness. Make your own mark in drawing and painting activities led by talented local artists participating in the exhibition, and take part in a moving program of poetry readings and performances at 2 pm, followed by a reception.

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