CHOM HOSTS ART EVENT THAT CHALLENGES CHILDREN TO PAINT OUTSIDE THE BOX
Story by WVUA 23’s Samantha Fisher.
The Children’s Hands on Museum hosted the “Color Me Crazy” event this Saturday afternoon and approximately 200 kids came out to explore various art mediums with projects, crafts, and challenges throughout the museum.
“It’s an event we try to do once every few months, but it’s our art Saturday where we let children explore different art mediums,” said Kimberly Crabbe, the public programs director at CHOM. “So today we are doing painting. They are painting without a brush. So they can use Q-tips, they can use straw, they can use forks, but just not a paint brush.”
The Children’s Hands on Museum is a great opportunity for kids to learn and express their ideas in a creative way.
“Not only is it fun and memorable,” said Ashley Amaro, a second-year teen leader. “It also has a bunch of different exhibits where they can learn instead of just play. And it has a lot of information and a lot of cultural things as well.”
Many kids were proud of the watercolor artwork and drawings they made.
Throughout the year, this museum holds various events throughout the year for kids to try different forms of art.