Art museum offers creative outlet for all ages

Photo by Elizabeth Wakefield | The Ranger

February 29, 2012

By Elizabeth Wakefield | Ranger Reporter

The Amarillo Museum of Art on the Washington Street Campus is offering a variety of classes for all ages this spring.

Photo by Elizabeth Wakefield | The Ranger

Art classes and workshops are available for children as young as 4.

Julie Talley, an AMoA art instructor, teaches classes for children ages 4 to 12.

She teaches drawing and painting classes for each age group, which she said allow for hands-on learning and openness and expression in the classroom.

Talley’s class for 4- and 5-year-olds is called “Art Adventure.” Students enrolled learn about colors, shapes, lines and textures and are introduced to painting, drawing, clay, collage and printmaking.

Helen Kilburn, also an AMoA instructor, teaches classes for children ages 6 to 12 as well as adult workshops.

This semester, Kilburn is teaching an “Exploring Art” class for children ages 6 to 8. The class is designed to introduce students to a variety of media, including drawing, painting, pottery and collage.

Photo by Elizabeth Wakefield | The Ranger

Kilburn also is teaching a clay class for children in the 6 to 8 age group and the 9 to 12 age group.

Her adult workshop this spring is copper enameling. It will take place from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. April 21-22.

Participants will create jewelry pieces. The workshop is open to adults of all artistic levels, from beginner to advanced.

To learn more about the art classes and other special events going on at AMoA, visit or call (806) 371-5050.

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