Museum Offers a Chance to Create Something from the Heart for Valentine's Day [Louisville Dot Chic]

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The Education Department at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, located at 715 W. Main Street, has planned two upcoming workshops, one for children and one for adults, themed around Valentine's Day.

 The Polymer Clay Valentine Jewelry Workshop (for teens and adults) will be held on Saturday, February 11th from 12:00pm-4:00pm. Instructor Dr. Ron Lehocky will teach participants how to use polymer clay to create cookie-themed and free-form hearts, which can be made into pins and necklace pendants. A portion of the proceeds from this workshop will be donated to the Kids Center for Pediatric Therapies. Dr. Lehocky's Heart Pin Project has been raising money for the Kids Center for the past five years. The cost is $37 for KMAC Members and $42 for non-members. Register by calling (502) 589-0102 or email julie@kentuckyarts.org.

 The Shrink Film Valentine Gift Drop-In Workshop (for children ages 4 and up), will be held on Monday, February 13th from 11:00am-2:00pm. Schools are closed for parent/teacher conferences, so families can stop by and spend 20-30 creating a magnet or pendant and a handmade gift bag. No reservations required. The cost is $6 per participant.

 About the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft

The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft was originally founded as the Kentucky Art and Craft Foundation in 1981. KMAC, located at 715 West Main Street in Louisville, Kentucky, is a nonprofit organization with a mission to support and promote excellence in art, craft, applied arts and design. The Museum is supported in part by the Fund for the Arts and the Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, which provides operating support to the Museum with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

 Museum hours are Monday through Friday, 10:00am to 5:00pm, Saturday 11:00am. to 5:00pm, or by appointment. Admission is free for members, college students (with ID), and children under 18, $6 for adults, and $5 for seniors and military personnel. For more information, please call (502) 589-0102 or log on to www.KentuckyArts.org

Photograph courtesy of Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft

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