FEBRUARY ART KIT:

In honor of Black History Month, Waterville Creates, together with the Colby College Museum of Art, Kennebec Montessori School, Waterville Public Schools and the Family Violence Project, has created a special Art Kit for All to celebrate the artwork and legacy of Maine artist, Ashley Bryan. The February art kit is inspired by Ashley Bryan’s award-winning book, Beautiful Blackbird, a copy of which will be included in each art kit.

ABOUT ART KITS FOR ALL:

In direct response to the COVID-19 public health crisis, Art Kits for All is an innovative, collaborative program designed to keep our community’s families engaged and connected to the arts. By providing free art supplies and instructions, this program offers high-quality, accessible art experiences in a completely reimagined way. The first art kits were distributed on April 8, 2020 and to date, over 3,000 kits have been distributed as part of this innovative response to the pandemic.

The Art Kits for All are assembled by a collaborative team including representatives from Waterville Creates, the Colby College Museum of Art, the Waterville School System, the Family Violence Project, and Kennebec Montessori School. Masks and gloves are worn during kit assembly and all art materials are disinfected to remove any risk of contamination — the kits are prepared and sealed a week prior to the distribution date to further minimize any transmission risk. Kits are distributed at the Downtown Waterville Farmers' Market and at other community sites.

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Art Kits for All

by Waterville Creates


FEBRUARY ART KIT:

In honor of Black History Month, Waterville Creates, together with the Colby College Museum of Art, Kennebec Montessori School, Waterville Public Schools and the Family Violence Project, has created a special Art Kit for All to celebrate the artwork and legacy of Maine artist, Ashley Bryan. The February art kit is inspired by Ashley Bryan’s award-winning book, Beautiful Blackbird, a copy of which will be included in each art kit.

ABOUT ART KITS FOR ALL:

In direct response to the COVID-19 public health crisis, Art Kits for All is an innovative, collaborative program designed to keep our community’s families engaged and connected to the arts. By providing free art supplies and instructions, this program offers high-quality, accessible art experiences in a completely reimagined way. The first art kits were distributed on April 8, 2020 and to date, over 3,000 kits have been distributed as part of this innovative response to the pandemic.

The Art Kits for All are assembled by a collaborative team including representatives from Waterville Creates, the Colby College Museum of Art, the Waterville School System, the Family Violence Project, and Kennebec Montessori School. Masks and gloves are worn during kit assembly and all art materials are disinfected to remove any risk of contamination — the kits are prepared and sealed a week prior to the distribution date to further minimize any transmission risk. Kits are distributed at the Downtown Waterville Farmers' Market and at other community sites.