Maritime Museum, CMOO Offer Youth Art Workshop

OSWEGO, NY – As part of the “Oswego Lighthouse: A Community Arts Project,” the H. Lee White Maritime Museum at Oswego will host a youth art workshop entitled “Sailor Sam Saves the Lighthouse! Intro to Illustration” on April 28 from 1 to 3 p.m. in partnership with the Children’s Museum of Oswego (CMOO).

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Sailor Sam

This event is appropriate for children ages 5 to10 years old.

Here is the workshop premise:

“The Maritime Museum’s mascot, Sailor Sam, has been tasked with saving the Oswego Lighthouse. But, he needs your help!  The lighthouse is very important to our community, boating safety, and to our environment.  Right now there are several problems: the lighthouse has a leaky roof, bad paint, no stairs and we can only get there by boat. The young artists will be asked: What would you do to help? They will then develop a one to three sentence response to the issues associated with the lighthouse’s physical condition, then illustrate their response on paper with colored pencils, markers and/or crayons. The objective is to instill an appreciation for the arts as well as the Lighthouse as a cultural asset in their community.”

The location of this first workshop is at CMOO, 7 W. Bridge St.

The basic principles of illustration will be the focus by Maritime Museum staff member and local artist, Elizabeth Nielsen.

All art supplies and materials will be provided as well as a snack.

The workshop is free and open to the public, but space is limited.

Please RSVP as soon as possible by contacting the Maritime Museum at (315) 342-0480 to sign up.

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