ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Art Safari at the Torpedo Factory Art Center has been an Alexandria tradition for more than two decades. In past years, kids and their families have been invited to the site to learn about various types of art and participate in hands-on activities. This year, because of the pandemic, organizers have decided that the annual event – in its 25th year – will take place online.
Scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 17 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Art Safari will happen live on Facebook.
Children can learn to create their own works of art like pinch pots with clay, origami butterflies, marbled paper, and more. The online sessions will feature real-time sessions, pre-recorded demonstrations, and downloadable content. This means that the fun of the Art Safari can be experienced while creation takes place in the comfort of your own home.
Projects are designed for kids ages five to twelve years old. Adult supervision is recommended. Dress for a mess..
Live Scheduled Activities
- 11 a.m. – Family Painting with Judy Heiser (Studio 326)
- 1 p.m. – Suminagashi paper marbling with Sto Len
- 3 p.m. – 2020 Art Safari animal with Lisa Schumaier (Studio 16)
Pre-Recorded Online Demonstrations and Guides
- Scope Gallery (Studio 19): Animal pinch pots
- Pat Sargent (Studio 325): Ink from black walnuts
- Tracie Griffith Tso (Studio 22): Origami butterfly mobiles
- Alexandria Archaeology Museum (Studio 327): Commemorative historic-ware
- Tai Hwa Goh (Target Gallery’s 2020 Solo Show artist): Traditional takbon Korean rubbing techniques
- Rosemary Feit-Covey (Studio 224)
- Vi Trinh, 2020 winter post-grad resident
- Katherine Pedrick, local artist currently included in Target Gallery’s Mythos
- American Institute of Architects Northern Virginia Chapter (AIA NoVA)