Blue Star Wants You (And Your Kids) To Find Your Inner Creative Genius

Apr 28, 2014

This Saturday Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum is holding its annual family day to encourage young artists to explore the creative genius within.

"Blue Star’s family day has been going on for about eight years," said Blue Star Public Engagement Manager Elizabeth Lyons.

"This year we will be focusing on printmaking, which is something that you don’t really have access to in schools," Lyons said.

The program is structured to bring together artists with kids to help them encourage their artistic side.

“So we will have different creation stations for kids to interact with," said Lyons. "There’s stuff like Japanese kite making, and shadow puppets. Kids will be able to make clay animals, or do silk screen tote bags with artists from the community along with different community and art organizations like the San Antonio Museum of Art, Artpace and Girls, Inc.

Lyons said your child doesn’t have to choose one kind of art and be stuck with it all day.

"They can go booth-to-booth and do as many activities as they’d like," she said. "There will also be different kinds of entertainment: there will be a puppet show, along with free food and drinks, and of course, the whole event is free."

I asked her to list what kids might come home with.

“Mosaic murals done by our mosaic education program and our artist-in-residence Alex Rubio. They could come home with a silk screen tote bag, or a clay animal done with artist Laurel Gibson. They could come home with a kite, so the possibilities are really endless," Lyons said.

It all happens Saturday at the Blue Star.