Homeschool Family Friday

Home based Educators and Students are invited to an artful afternoon of curriculum enrichment.

This FREE monthly family program allows adults and children to participate together in meaningful gallery and art-making experiences. 

November's theme is Native American Heritage Month. Students will will explore artifacts, games and stories of Inuit culture. After viewing soapstone animal carvings from the OJAC collection, students will create a soap-carving, as well as a Bilboquet toy, embellished with Inuit animal imagery. 


Contact mmerck@theojac.org or 325.762.2936 to reserve your group's spot!

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Holiday Marionette Shows

Holiday Marionette Shows

Bring the whole family and enjoy one of our annual Holiday Marionette Shows with master puppeteers from Peeler-Rose Productions. 

Beloved artists Dan Peeler and Charlie Rose present, for the 31st year, a lovely repoirtua of Puppet Perfomances to Christmas Classics! 

Shows will take place at 9, 10, 11 and 2pm on Tuesday and 9, 10 and 11 am on Wednesday. 

Event is FREE and open to the public. All ages welcome

After School Drop-In

After School Drop-In

Drop in! after school at the OJAC

Students ages 5-12 (with accompanying adult) are invited to enjoy a FREE snack, story and craft together!

Come and go between 3:30-5 pm


This month, students will explore Dutch St. Nicholas Day traditions. Following a story, each participant will craft their own 'wooden' shoe to set out on the eve of December 6th- inscribed with positive qualities inspired by St. Nicholas which they would like to reflect in their own lives. 

 

Family Festival: St. Nicholas Day

Family Festival: St. Nicholas Day

Bring the whole family and celebrate St. Nicholas Day with the OJAC!

In many countries, St. Nicholas Day (December 6) rather than Christmas Day, is the main gift-giving holiday celebration. 

In the Netherlands, the arrival of Sinterklaas is highly anticipated each holiday season. Traveling on horseback and assisted by his helper Piet, Sinterklaas travels to each town, greeted by its mayor and welcomed by a parade. 

In the days leading up to December 6th children sing Sinterklaas songs and put their shoes next to the window or door, or, by the fireplace or heater, along with a nice drawing, a wish-list and a carrot or hay, and maybe a saucer of water for Nicholas' horse. On the morning of December 6th, children may find chocolate coins or initial letter, candy treats, pepernoten, and little gifts in their shoes (but not if they have been naughty or have forgotten to sing their songs)!

 

Join us for this month's Family Festival to explore these and other Dutch St. Nicholas Day traditions.  

Enjoy cultural crafts, games, food and music!

This event is FREE and open to the public. All ages welcome

Food For Thought Video Series

Food For Thought Video Series

On second Tuesdays, escape from the office at lunch-hour to enjoy artful videos and conversation at the museum!

Bring your brown bag lunch and join us at noon. Beverages and light dessert provided. 

Videos range from arts and culture documentaries, to blockbusters with an art-historical twist! 

This month's feature: Jackson Pollock Biography

With his canvas laying flat on the floor, Jackson Pollock would slosh paint on it in trickles that would dribble, disguising the "beginning" or focus point, and leading the eye in a frenzy over the colorful design. Macho and misunderstood, Jackson Pollock is one of American art's most distinctive visionaries.

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