On most first Saturdays of the month, the Phippen Museum offers FREE supervised art or craft activities in our dedicated Kiwanis Education Room. This is a great way to spend a morning with a child, or grandchild, enjoy the museum's exhibits and create a unique art object to "lock in" memories of your visit.
All activities are two hours in duration (10AM -12 Noon) and are accompanied by a lesson and all the materials and tools necessary to successfully complete a project. Phippen Museum members attend free and adult non-members pay only the regular museum admission price.
Please Note: Class sizes are limited, so be sure to call the museum's Education Coordinator, Neal McEwen, in advance to make a reservation (928)-778-1385. In addition, classes that require fine motor skills and the use of sharpened or heat generating tools designate a recommended appropriate minimum age for participation.
Brands & Bookmarks - FREE
Saturday, June 1st, 10AM, Ages 9 and up
Learn leather tooling and stamping as you make your own branded bookmark.
Pioneer Journal - FREE
Saturday, June 29th, 10AM, Ages 9 and up
Make your own personalized hard bound journal. Learn the basics of bookmaking, and discover the vanishing art of calligraphy, then let your imagination run wild and make up your own story of pioneer experiences.
Horseshoe Wallhanging - FREE
Saturday, August 3rd, 10AM, Ages 9 and up
After the horse is through with his shoe, this lowly but essential piece of equestrian equipment has a second life as an art object.
Join us as we turn a piece of scrap iron into a charming wall hanging.
Mystery Braid Bracelet - FREE
Saturday, September 14th, 10AM, Ages 9 and up. Limited class size – call for reservation
Learn the secret technique to crafting a leather braided wrist band, amaze your friends and invite them to figure out just how you did it.
Clay Out West – A Clay Sculpture Jamboree and Competition
Saturday, October 5th 10am-4pm
Saturday, October 19th 10am-4pm
Sunday, October 6, 13, 20th 1pm–4pm
Saturday, October 26th 10am-4pm
Sunday, October 27th 1pm-4pm
The museum is hosting its third annual clay sculpture contest, open to all area students interested in trying their hands at sculpture. Participants are invited to hands-on workshops with instruction in the clay sculpture process, and then invited to execute a Western-themed sculpture. Prizes are awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in three age categories. First-place winners will have their sculptures rendered as bronze statues to be displayed in the museum.
Pine Cone Turkey - FREE
Saturday, November 2nd, 10 AM
Cowboy Wreath Ornament - FREE
Saturday, December 14th, at 10 AM