10th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day “Celebrate Dr. King: Explore the Dream Through Art” Workshop
Express Yourself Studios located at 1877 Springfield Avenue in Maplewood will host its 10th annual “Celebrate Dr. King: Explore the Dream Through Art” workshop, Monday, January 15, 11 AM – 2:00 PM. Learn about Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement through art. Families with children between the ages of 4-12 are welcome to participate in an art project exploring the themes of Peace, Equality, Friendship and Community.
In celebration of the 10th year honoring and remembering Dr. King, the studio will provide the first 20 families that pre-register with the inspired reading for the day “My Daddy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr,” written by Martin Luther King, III.
Special guest readings by Maplewood Township and resident representatives (on the hour):
Additionally, all participants will contribute to a larger, community canvas to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the “Celebrate Dr. King: Explore the Dream Through Art" Workshop. The community canvas will be displayed at the Maplewood Library (Main Branch) in February.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a day of service, to learn more about The King Holiday visit: http://www.thekingcenter.org/meaning-king-holiday. As in previous years Express Yourself Studios encourages all participants to bring a canned or boxed, non-perishable food item to be donated to a local charity, this year’s donations will benefit the Human Needs Food Pantry in Montclair NJ, http://www.humanneedsfoodpantry.org. Donations are accepted now through January 30.
In addition, this year $5 of each registration fee will be donated to Color for Kids, to learn more about the organization visit www.colorforkids.net.
The Workshop Fee is $20 per participant. If registering a group or community organization, register at the group rate of $15 per participant.
Visit the studio between 11:00 am – 2:00 pm (on the hour). To reserve a spot for your child or group please register 1-2 days prior, contact Express Yourself Studios 973-763-5256 or register online www.expressyourselfstudiosllc.com
Express Yourself Studios is an art studio and art gallery dedicated to being an outlet for children and adults to express themselves creatively via classes in the arts. As well as a space where artist are welcome to display their work and create utilizing the studio’s space. The Studio offers Pinot & Pottery, Cocktails & Canvas, Coffee & Canvas, and Wine Glass Painting Workshops for adults and weekly Art Classes and a Summer Art Workshop, for children; as well as hosts Private Art Workshops, Birthday Parties and other art events throughout the year. For more information about the studio visit www.expressyourselfstudiosllc.com or read Express Yourself Studios’ Blog at http://expressyourselfstudios.blogspot.com to learn about the Studios’ events & happenings!
Simone Anthony-Brown is an artist, instructor and owner of Express Yourself Studios in Maplewood, New Jersey. She specializes in colorful, watercolor, and acrylic paintings as well as mixed media collages.