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Creating a Sand Mandala at Family Art Labs!

Last Saturday Family Programs held a very special Family Art Lab where we learned all about mandalas and collaborated to created a giant sand mandala.  It was a unique experience for all and I think everyone had a nice take away from the … Continue reading

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A Peek into a very Magical Family Art Lab

Last Saturday we held our Magical Masks Family Art Lab.  In this workshop, we explored the uses of Himalayan masks, searched the galleries for masks and animals (who inspire many Tibetan masks), and created our own masks in the art … Continue reading

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Raja-Rani: King & Queen for a Day at Family Art Labs!

Saturday we had yet another fun day at Family Art Labs.  Our theme of the day was Raja-Rani, which means “King & Queen” in Hindi.  This workshop took us on an exploration of the newly opened Fiercely Modern: Art of … Continue reading

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Magical Masks at Family Art Labs!

Not only is spring finally here, but we had a great turnout for Saturday’s Family Art Lab, Magical Masks!  This workshop took families on an exploration of Tibetan Masks through a mini presentation, a journey through the galleries, and an art-making … Continue reading

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Celebrating Holi and Color at Yak Packers!

Each Spring, many Hindus in India and Nepal celebrate the festival of Holi.  Holi is a festival of color, celebrating the coming of Spring.  This year Holi will fall on Wednesday, March 27th. Here in Family Programs, we decided to … Continue reading

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past, present, future

When we tell students about Buddha Shakyamuni, we often start with his birth and the subsequent prophecy that he will either be a great warrior or a great religious leader. We tell students his father was a warrior, and that … Continue reading

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Room for Experimentation

For me, designing an art making lesson plan sometimes feels like alchemy, or more appropriately, baking.  If I have all the right ingredients, organized and measured (and sometimes color-coded if I’m  working with more than one class on the same … Continue reading

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