San Bernardino County Museum is offering summer activities for families with bored kids. The Summer Brain Drain activities began Wednesday and will go on through September. Families can draw basket designs, play with old fashioned toys, create music or art works and more.
The drop-in activities will be available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, as well as most Thursdays. Visit www.sbcountymuseum.org for details. More days and hours will be added throughout the summer and updates will be posted to the museum's website.
Many workshops will be led by professional artists, but space is limited, so get tickets at the museum's admission desk. Most art-making activities are appropriate for all ages. Here are workshop dates:
Friday, June 25--Painting Meets Music, 10am, 1pm and 3pm
Saturday, June 26--Graphic Lettering Art: Lettering for Fun: 9am-noon and 2-5pm (3-hour workshops appropriate for ages 12 and up)
Saturday, June 26--Chalk Art Murals, 10am-4pm continuous
Friday, July 2--Drawing Made Simple: Wildlife, 10am, 1pm and 3pm
Friday, July 9--Exploring Nature with Billy B concert, 6:30-8pm. Come early to enjoy the museum and bring a picnic supper.
Friday, July 16--Painting Made Simple: Watercolor, 10am, 1pm and 3pm
Saturday, July 17--Graphic Lettering Art: Lettering for Profit, 9am-noon and 2-5pm (3-hour workshops appropriate for ages 12 and up)
Sunday, July 18--Photography Made Simple: Landscapes, 1pm and 3pm
Saturday, July 24--Basket Design Drawings, 11am-4pm continuous
Saturday, July 31--Family Fun Day: Music Around Us, 11am-4pm continuous
Saturday and Sunday, August 7 and 8--Traditional Indian Basket Making 2-day Workshop with Lorene Sisquoc, 9am-5pm both days. $25 fee applies.
Friday, August 13--Photography Made Simple: Portraiture, 10am, 1pm and 3pm
Saturday, August 14--Chalk Art Murals, 11am-4pm continuous
Friday, August 20--Put POP in your Greeting Cards, 10am, 1pm and 3pm
Saturday, August 21--Painting Meets Music, 10am, 1pm and 3pm
Sunday, August 22--Photography Made Simple: Still Life, 1pm and 3pm
Saturday, August 28--Basket Design Drawings, 11am-4pm
Sunday, September 12--Photography Made Simple: Culmination (an off-site workshop will meet at the Redlands Bowl in Redlands, 2-4pm)
The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission is $8 (adults), $6 (military or seniors), $5 (students), and $4 (children ages 5 to 12). Children under five and museum association member get in free.
For more info call 909-307-2669 or www.sbcountymuseum.org.