May. 9, 2021 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Mexic-Arte Museum will host a free Family Day Workshop on Mother’s Day, Sunday May 9thfrom 1:00pm – 3:00pm. The Education Department will provide materials and a lesson in creating a cyanotype on a card inspired by Changarrito artist, Cynthia Jane Trevino. Treviño is an artist, educator and Tejana from San Antonio, Texas. In her own words, she states, “My work is a mix of travel and street photography. I enjoy documenting people and places of diverse cultures. I like to explore Chicana/Tejana studies, family history, ancestor worship and women’s empowerment.” Cynthia holds a BFA in Visual Art Studies and MA in Art Education from the University of Texas at Austin. Trevino assisted the Education Department with a lesson in creating cyanotypes. A cyanotype is created through a printing process that produces a dark blue-or cyan-colored print. Unlike traditional photography, a darkroom is not necessary because the image is created by placing objects directly on photosensitive paper, and then exposing it to the sun. Mexic-Arte Museum’s Education staff will host the activity for free at the Museum on Sunday, May 9th from 1pm to 3pm CST. Materials will be provided by the Education Department. Families can create their very own cyanotype card to give your mother figure on Mother’s Day.
About Family Day Workshops:
Domingos Gratis en Familia is a program series held every Sunday at Mexic-Arte Museum sponsored by HEB. Admission is waived for guests of all ages from open to close (12-5pm) and there are two tours of the exhibits (2pm in English; 3pm in Spanish by request).
Family Day Workshops are held bimonthly on the 1st Sunday of the month when exhibits are up on Domingos Gratis en Familia. Exhibiting and/or local artists are invited by the museum to lead make-and-take activities inspired by art in the exhibits. These drop-in, informal workshops are for guests of all ages and abilities and free to attend from 12-4pm.