Show Off Your Creative Side This Family Day

A child is never to young to learn to appreciate the arts and this Sunday, May 1st is the perfect time to instill a love of culture by bringing tots of all ages to Family Day in the District taking place from 1 to 3 p.m.

There are a number of activities on the schedule to suit the discerning tastes of little art aficionados, here are some to check out:

For The Future Media Mogul
Learn about the history behind printed media with this hands-on coloring project and presentation from artist Oliver Sanchez from Swampspace.

For the Future Botanist
A team from the Frost Science Museum will help teach children to respect the planet in a fun way by having them build their own garden using native plants from Florida. Kids will also have the opportunity to decorate their own mini flower pots, which they can take home and watch grow.

For the Future Fashion Designer
Designer Amandine Buisson will oversee budding designers as they create a large-scale art piece combining fabrics in different colors and textures in the Fabric of Art activity. Or let little fingers manipulate paper to create unique masks and one-of-a-kind origami sculptures with ICA (Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami) teaching artists Morel Doucet and Shahla Nikpour.

For the Future Curator
Join in on this interactive story time in which ICA teaching artist Stephen Kaiser will discuss works of ICA's exhibiting artist John Miller

And don’t miss, ICA Narratives Spring Exhibition that brings together artists Crystal Molinary, Daniel Fila, Liz n Bow, Morel Doucet and Shahla Nikpour in this local community organization that provides opportunities for participants by working  ICA partner organizations to create projects addressing each group's ideas of what identity means to them. 

Partners include Breakthrough Miami, Citrus Health, Detention Center for Juvenile Justice, Lotus House, Miami Children's Initiative, Pridelines, South Florida Cares Mentoring Movement's #Superfriends after school program at William's Park, and Urgent Inc.  This exhibition is free and will be open to the public Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on the 2nd floor of Elastika located at 191 NE 40th Street, Miami, FL 33137, (305) 722-7100.

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