Press release- Kids Fall Programs

Schedule Changes for Drop in & Draw

Drop in & Draw, the after school drop-in art workshop for children ages 6+ has been a cornerstone of the Rogue Gallery & Art Center’s education program for kids since it was established in the 1980s. In recent years, the Drop in & Draw after school workshop has taken place on Wednesday afternoons allowing children a creative, fun, messy, explorative art class providing Rogue Valley families with a safe, affordable after school option for their creative children on a day when they were released from school at 1:30 in the afternoon.

Recently, Medford School District announced that for the upcoming school year, school on Wednesdays will be out at 3:30, not 1:30 as in previous years, and in exchange, they will be shaving days off the school year.

In response, Drop in & Draw will be moving from our traditional Wednesday afternoon slot, and instead we will be hosting Drop in & Draw on weekdays that the district has scheduled no school, from 9 am to 1 pm. (A complete listing of these dates are below.) The program will stay the same in many ways: parents will still be invited to stay and participate or to drop children off, the price will still be $3/hour, we will still offer interactive hands-on projects with instructor Eva Fawcett, and the class will still be open to school age children 6+ (and their younger siblings 4 and up if accompanied by a parent).

New Drop Off & Draw Date Night

In addition, we will be adding a new program for children ages 6 to 12, the Drop Off & Draw Date Night- where parents can pre-register their children for a special session of Drop in & Draw 2nd Friday of every month from 5 to 8 pm, here in the gallery classroom. Instructor Eva Fawcett will be here to provide the children with art instruction, and keep them busy with fun art projects in a variety of mediums, and allow parents a “Date Night” by dropping off their children and returning for them at 8 pm. Every 2ndFriday of the month,  we’ll host new and different projects to entertain and amuse children while their parents slip out for an evening out. Pre registration will be required for this class, and the price will be $15 per child. We expect this class will fill quickly, so parents should register early to secure their spot- registration for Fall session (Sept – Dec) will open on August 25th.

Rogue Gallery & Art Center

Kid’s Art Programs

Fall 2009

Drop In & Draw Due to changes in Medford’s Public School Schedule, Drop in & draw will be at the following dates and times for Fall 2009:

Tuesday Sept 1 9am to 1pm Ages 6-13

Monday Sept 7  9am to 1pm $3/hr per child

Monday Sept 21 9am to 1pm no pre-registration required

Monday Nov 9   9am to 1pm parents welcome to stay

Wednesday Nov 11  9am to 1 pm drop-in flexible length stay

Monday December 14  9am to 1pm

( Note Medford Public Schools are not  in session these days

Drop Off & draw date Night

A NEW program, designed to allow children to stay and create art in our classroom, while parents have a few free hours to have a night out :

EVERY  2ND FRIDAY OF THE MONTH               Ages 6-13

Friday October 9   5 to 8 pm pre-registration  required

Friday November 13   5 to 8 pm $15 per child/ 3 hours

Friday December 11   5 to 8 pm parent “date night” out

Holiday Gift-making

Workshops Pre-registration Required

These AFFORDABLE one-day workshops are designed to glean skills and technique, while creating unique and quality items which can be given as holiday gifts:

Weaving for Kids   Dec 12th   Saturday  1-4 pm

A day of weaving holiday gifts for kids with instructor Eva Fawcett. Participants will learn to make simple looms, and create woven objects such as: small “gos-eye” ornaments, chain scarves, recycled plastic crocheted items, Ipod pockets, change purses, and more. Students will be able to take home unfinished projects to complete, and looms to continue to practice and create with. Ages 7-13 Pre-registration required COST: $35 members  $40 non-members (+8 materials fee)

Bookbinding for Families  Nov 21st    Saturday 10am—2 pm

A class for kids and their parents (or grandparents!) to learn simple bookbinding techniques while creating custom garden journals, photo albums, sketch books, re-fillable post-it notebooks, and notepads for holiday gift-giving. Kids and Teens ages 10—17 are welcome to attend this class solo, Kids  ages 7-9 will require a parent or gradparent to accompany them. COST: $50 members $60 non-members (+15 materials) OR $75 member parent/child team  $85 non-member parent/child team (+$15 materials per person)

Registration possible by phone, fax, mail, or in person

40 south Bartlett St Medford, OR 97501 (541)772-8118  Fax  (541)772-0294


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