- 9:30 a.m. to Noon
- $3 / $1
On Saturday, June 9th from 9:30 a.m. to Noon, the Amarillo Museum of Art and the Amarillo Zoo are teaming up to offer children of all ages a fun and creative art adventure! Kids can make and take home their own art creations inspired by the colors, patterns and textures of the many animals found throughout the zoo. Explore patterns and colors inspired by Bengal tigers, Burmese pythons, African lions and ring tailed lemurs. Art and animals are a natural combination. There are so many patterns, colors, and shapes in nature that can inspire creativity according to Mike Boley, Visitor Services Coordinator with the Zoo. Kids will get an opportunity to learn from educators from the Art Museum, Amarillo Water Coloring Society, Water Color by Design, Zoo and area artists how to express this creativity into a variety of different art forms designed to open doors of a child's imagination.
Local celebrity artist Andy Chase Cundiff will be on hand to show children the fun art form of drawing caricatures. A few lucky kids will even get their very own caricature of themselves courtesy of Andy.
The Zoo animals will also try their hand or paws at creating their own version of art. Visitors can watch the ring-tail lemurs finger paint their own watercolor masterpiece and enjoy the lions and tigers express their own form of expressionism by tearing apart some artistically painted boxes.
No need to make reservations, the activity stations will be set up throughout the morning while supplies last.
$3 adults (13-61)
$2 seniors (62 and up)
$1 children (3-12)
Children 2 and under are free