Newport Art Museum Will Host Family Film Screenings and Workshops during April School Vacation

The historic John N.A.Griswold House is a National Historic Landmark and home to the Newport Art Museum since 1916.

The Newport Art Museum will present two Film Screenings & Workshops with the Providence Children’s Film Festival this April.

The two events will take place during April School Vacation and are a wonderful opportunity for parents and caregivers to keep young ones artfully engaged during their break from school. These events mark the third time the Museum has partnered with the popular Providence Children’s Film Festival to bring high quality family films to delight and inspire viewers of all ages.

Each event takes place in the historic Griswold House, the main building on the three-building campus of the Newport Art Museum at 76 Bellevue Avenue, Newport. Tickets for each film and workshop are $10 per child and free for parents/caregivers, and are available at www.newportartmuseum.org. Advanced reservations recommended as space is limited.

“Animating the Museum”
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 1 pm

Newport Art Museum has curated a selection of beautiful animated short films with the Providence Children’s Film Festival programmer just for the Museum! The beauty and variety of animation techniques used in this eclectic, engaging collection will surely inspire you for the hands-on animation workshop to follow with Coleman Center for Creative Studies Animation Instructor Dan Smith. Using artworks from the Museum’s collection as 3-dimensional backdrops, children will create mixed media characters and bring the artwork to life by filming a short stop motion scene!
“Through the Woods: An Appalachian Adventure”
Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 1 pm

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Head to the Newport Art Museum for a trek down the Appalachian Trail with Grammy Award winning folk musicians The Okee Dokee Brothers! On their month long escapade, they hiked, camped, met mountain musicians, wrote original songs, and sang old-time tunes, and laughed all the way. After the film, try writing lyrics for your own folk adventure tune, create a percussive instrument, and play some real ones with the Newport String Project musicians!

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