Troy University’s International Arts Center will present ArtSPARK, a monthly series of family art events, debuting Saturday, June 26, from 2 to 4 p.m.
The free family events are geared toward children in Pre—K through fifth grade and will include an art workshop, story time, a scavenger hunt and tours of the permanent terracotta warriors exhibit.
“Children in grades pre-k to fifth grade are invited to participate in an indigo dye workshop, where they will dye tea towels using many different techniques taught by the staff,” said Carrie Jaxon, the center’s Director and Curator. “If desired, children can bring a cotton t-shirt to dye as well. Also, part of the event is a story time at 3 p.m., a scavenger hunt that can be done with the families, and tours of the Terracotta Warrior permanent exhibition.”
Jaxon said that children are encouraged to wear clothes that can get messy due to the nature of the art workshop. This is a family event, and children cannot be left unattended. Younger and older siblings are also welcome to attend.
The next ArtSPARK session will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 7.
Located in the Janice Hawkins Cultural Arts Park on the Troy Campus, the International Arts Center opened in 2016 and is home to two art galleries, an interpretive center and the university’s graphic design program, which includes a classroom, a computer lab and visiting artist areas.