WAC focuses on photography for Family Day program
Published 5:30 pm, Thursday, December 23, 2010
The Westport Arts Center will host "WACky Family Day -- "All About Photography" on Jan. 9 from 2 to 4 p.m. as part of the exhibition "Kid Kulture."
The WACky Family Sunday series offers opportunities for children and families to make art. The WAC is located at 51 Riverside Ave.
"Kid Kulture," celebrating children and photography, runs through Feb. 20 and explores the spirit of children through the lenses of major 20th-century photographers. The exhibition includes a selection of 41 juried photographs of children taken by area children. The photography theme will carry over into several photography-related events at the WAC in January and February. The gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.
"We are excited to offer a WACky Family Day where children who are interested in art -- especially photography -- can enjoy a variety of exciting projects," said Director of Education Danielle Ogden.
Children are invited to bring their cameras and old photos and join in on a range of activities designed for kids ages 5 to 8, as well as more in-depth photography projects for kids ages 9 to 13. Photographer Michael Elsden will teach participants how to create a pinhole camera out of everyday recycled objects. Photographer Pamela Einarsen will teach kids how to take portraits while they pose in costumes.
Carson Einarsen, a Staples High School junior who has a drawing exhibition entitled "facebook fACEs" on view in the WAC Studio Gallery, will be on hand to teach children how to create quick drawings from a photograph. Kids are encouraged to bring a photo.
The cost of WACky Family days is $10 per child. Admission is free for adults and children age 2 and under. Registration is requested by calling 203-222-7070 or by purchasing tickets online at www.westportartscenter.org.