For our Virtual January Community Day, The Westmoreland collaborated with local partners, Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse, The Greensburg-Hempfield Area Library, Blackburn Center, and artist educator Amy Roadman to create exciting activities for the whole family to enjoy, debuting here on our website on January 3, 10am! Join us virtually as we create watercolor portraits, one-of-kind greeting cards, DIY stuffed animals, listen to stories and more!
Registration is not required to attend, but encouraged!
To register, click here or call 888.718.4253.
Community Events are made possible with support from the McKinney Charitable Foundation and the Brooks Foundation through the PNC Charitable Trusts Grant Review Committee.
COMMUNITY DAY (The videos for Community Day will premiere below on January 3 at 10am!)
Paint a Watercolor Portrait with artist Amy Roadman
- Since landscape and still life have been covered in past Community Day tutorials, artist Amy Roadman has decided to concentrate on portraiture for this one. Get out your watercolor set and have fun with color!
- What Materials Would Be Helpful to Follow Along: A piece of watercolor or mixed media paper, Pencil, Eraser, Watercolor Paint, Paint Brush, Cup of water. Paper towel Optional: Oil pastels, Crayons, Watercolor pencils, Colored pencils
ReMake a Card with Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse
- Follow along with Daniel from Creative Reuse as he shows you how to make your very own, one-of-a-kind set of greeting cards using materials you probably have lying around your house – including old cards from past holidays and birthdays! Daniel shows off all kinds of handy tips and tricks for cardmaking that can apply to scrapbooking and collage art as well. Follow along and watch as your remade cards take shape!
- What Materials Would Be Helpful to Follow Along (not all are needed): Cutting mat, Craft Knife, Scissors, Paper punches, Markers, Pencil, Ruler, Glue, Double sided tape, Ribbon, Stickers, Thread, etc.
DIY Stuffed Animals with Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse
- Learn how to make your very own stuffed animal! Cammie from Creative Reuse shows you how to plan out your project, find the right materials, and create your new friend. This project is great for using up old fabric scraps of any size, and results in such a cute homemade stuffed animal to give away as a gift or keep for yourself!
- What Materials Would Be Helpful to Follow Along: Fabric, Scissors, Stuffing, Needle and thread, Pins, Paper and pencil, Chopstick, and Embellishments
Children’s Story Time with The Greensburg-Hempfield Area Library
Children’s Story Time and Art Activities with the Blackburn Center
- Listen to a reading of The Big Umbrella by Amy June Bates, cowritten by Juniper Bates, followed by a Collage Craft!
- What Materials Would Be Helpful to Follow Along: A sheet of construction paper, sheet of red tissue paper, assorted pictures (magazine clippings or drawings of people and animals), objects from around the house (such as noodles, buttons, dried flowers, unwanted toys), scissors, glue stick, pencil, and crayons.
- Enjoy a brief walk through the Museum and discussion on the artwork “The Dutch Boy” by Waldo Peirce followed by a reading of The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig and discussion around the terms included and excluded
- Reading of The Knight and the Dragon, story and pictures by Tomie dePaola There is also a puppet show happening in conjunction with this reading!