The Branigan Cultural Center will be hosting a series of art workshops for all ages on Saturdays from 10am to 12pm in February for our family program: Culture Club. These free workshops will include creating and learning about Japanese silk paintings, Self -portraits, African masks, and Japanese flying carp.
Saturday, February 4 – Japanese silk painting. Silk paintings originated in India and Eastern Asia and have stood the test of time with Japan enriching the method and adapting a unique style. Visitors are invited to try this practice of laying paint on silk at this program, however, due to limited supplies this activity is on a first come first serve basis.
Saturday, February 11 – Self-portraits. In conjunction with the exhibit, Faces of Hillsboro, we will be taking a polaroid pictures of visitors which will be decorated and painted to represent each visitors’ unique personality. Due to limited supplies this activity is on a first come first serve basis.
Saturday, February 18 – African Masks. Culture Club will be collaborating with the African Guitar Summit in Celebrating Black History Month. We will be creating Dogon masks, which are used by the people of Mali in a special dance. Also, come learn and sing the “Walking Through Africa” song with us.
Saturday, February 25 – Japanese Flying Carp (Koinobori.) Koinobori are carp-shaped wind streamers traditionally made in Japan to celebrate Tango no sekku (Children’s Day). Join us at the museum to learn about this whimsical fish while creating your own Koinobori.
Admission to the Branigan Cultural Center is free. The museum is located on the downtown mall and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 4:30pm and Saturday from 9am to 4:30pm. For additional information and to keep up to date with events, visit the website at: museums.las-cruces.org.
If you need an accommodation for a disability to enable you to fully participate in this event, please contact the museum 48 hours prior to the event.