Let the Holiday Season Begin!

Let the Holiday Season Begin!

Valdez, Alaska, December 5, 2022 – The Holiday Spirit is alive and well at the Valdez Museum. During the month of December, we are offering a variety of free days with activities. The Valdez Museum belongs to the entire community, and this is our way to give back.

We started off the month by creating decorative trees on December 1, 2022. The gallery was full of families enjoying themselves.

If you missed all the fun on December 1, 2022, we have more Free Days to come.

December 9, 2022 – Air-drying clay animals and ornaments

Using cookie cutters create 2-dimensional white and terra cotta clay animals and ornaments with pressed surface designs. These unpainted examples will require a few days to dry and can be painted thereafter at home. Add a ribbon hanger and suspend from your tree. Family-friendly, all ages.

December 10, 2022 – Modern Master painting on cork

Using acrylics and the examples of modern masters such as Cezanne, paint on a cork surface mounted onto carboard. Draw simple outlines of shapes to start, then complete with color and definition. Geared to adults and older students.

December 21, 2022 – Starry light mobiles

Create a hanging mobile of stars and crystals that exudes light when suspended and celebrate the winter solstice. This is a mixed media piece geared to adults and older students.

December, regular days with activities

December 22, 2022 – Cut paper snowflakes.

Fold and cut paper into simple or complex designs that suggest snowflakes. Use pattern examples provided or cut on your own. Learn about ice crystals and snow. Read the true story of Snowflake Bentley. Family-friendly, all ages.

December 23, 2022 – Stitching and weaving

Stitch on burlap and weave using yarn. Learn basic running, forward and back stitches and how to use a hoop to stretch fabric, then stitch a design on burlap using a large plastic needle. Create simple woven examples with paper and yarn. Family-friendly, all ages.

And while you are at the Museum, the Museum Store is open for you holiday shopping needs.

There is a lot going on. Please subscribe to our monthly E-Newsletter by emailing Danny Tapp at dtapp@valdezmuseum.org or check us out on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Youtube.

From the Board and Staff of the Valdez Museum & Historical Archive, we wish you a safe and healthy holiday season. We hope to see you at the Museum soon..

For More Information Contact:

Executive Director Patricia Relay                                                

Tel. 907-835-2764, Email: prelay@valdezmuseum.org