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COCA Conversations 2017: Creating With Your Favorite Kids

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COCA Conversations 2017: Creating With Your Favorite Kids




COCA’s Exhibitions & Education Director, Amanda Karioth Thompson will lead a fun class on how to enjoy the arts with kids. Summer has arrived, temperatures are soaring, and you’re out of ideas to keep your little ones busy. Why not present some artful activities? Parents, grandparents, and caregivers can make the dog days of summer more imaginative than ever with an array of hands on projects that are fun for the whole family. COCA’s Education Director, Amanda Karioth Thompson will show you how to tap into the creativity of your youngsters. From marbleizing paper and creating musical instruments to acting out idioms and creating movement patterns, your kids will have no shortage of things to keep their hands and minds busy. These activities are especially well-suited for children ages 5-12 but can be adapted for emerging artists of all ages. All materials will be provided. 

Meet the Presenter: 

Amanda serves as a liaison with schools, public agencies, private organizations, and community groups regarding cultural initiatives, arts and heritage programs and events. She also manages COCA’s Arts Education programs as well as the Art in Public Places program. Amanda curates both the Artport Gallery and the City Hall Art Gallery and coordinates a rotating season of exhibitions. In addition, Amanda represents COCA on several advisory boards and committees relating to the arts and education. Born and raised in Tallahassee, Amanda attended FSU and earned two bachelor’s degrees in Studio Art and Art Education, and a master’s degree in Art Education. She also holds a K-12 Florida Art Teacher Certification. She is a practicing artist working in glass, ceramics and a variety of other mediums.


June 7, 2017
11:30am – 1:30pm
COCA Offices ( 816 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Tallahassee, FL 32301)


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