Monday, January 16, 2012

Updated: Keweenaw Krayons gears up for 2012 art, music

Editor's update: The Adult Open Studio scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 19, has been cancelled because of weather. It is postponed to next Thursday, Jan. 26. Click here for details.

MOHAWK -- Keweenaw Krayons' 2012 winter schedule introduces changes to the organization’s open studio and guitar class schedule.

Keweenaw Krayons participants should be aware that the 2011 Fall Open Studio hours are no longer in effect. Instead, Open Studio will be held the third Saturday of each month through May. In addition, there will be an Adult Swim Open Studio on the third Thursday of each month through May. Both events are free to the public.

"I want to devote more energy to providing an exciting experience each time somebody visits Keweenaw Krayons," said Elise Matz, Keweenaw Krayons director. "Hosting Open Studio one Saturday each month allows us to plan special activities for the kids and anybody else who wants to participate. For Thursday Adult Swim, it’s a chance for mature artists to relax, visit, and get inspired."

Diana Langdon will continue teaching a Crayon Crafts workshop on the first Monday of each month. Crayon Crafts explores the many things one can do with that humble art supply, the crayon. Activities include (but are not limited to) wax molding and wax painting. This series is for kids of all ages, and adults are welcome to join as well. It is free to the public, but participants are encouraged to call ahead or register online so that Keweenaw Krayons can prepare adequate staffing and supplies.

Group guitar lessons for kids 14 and under, made possible by the Dan Schmitt Gift of Music Fund, will also continue to take place at Keweenaw Krayons. However, class times have moved from Saturday afternoons to Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Classes at Calumet High School will continue to be held each Tuesday after school.

Those who wish to learn more about any of these programs can call Elise at (906) 934-3824 or visit our website for updates. Parents and students can register for all events by visiting and clicking on "Calendar of Events."

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