On Sunday, February 6th, The Children’s Museum welcomed families to admire the masterpieces of promising young artists, ranging from age 5 to age 18. Family Arts Day proved to be a huge success, from beautiful paintings & drawings, to hands-on winter arts and crafts activities.
Judith Murray Smith is the art teacher who makes visions come to life. She vividly recalls the start of her teaching career twenty-five years ago. “I had an old attic over the garage. I would teach up to 5 students at once, while the babysitter was downstairs with my own kids. From there it just took off!” After bouncing around from venue to venue, Mrs. Smith has found a wonderful studio in The Children’s Museum for the past decade.
(Photo: Mrs. Smith with students, Ashlee Griffith age 5 and Julie Do age 10)
“I started taking lessons because I love art!” Exclaimed 12-year-old Marissa, who has been taking lessons with Mrs. Smith for the past two years. She participates in the Talented Teens program, while her 7-year-old brother takes lessons with Kreative Kids.
Sammy Blindt is one of Mrs. Smith’s senior students, is a Boston Globe Scholarship winner. She has been awarded two gold keys, two silver keys, and an honorable mention. Her accomplishments in art have earned her an acceptance letter from Leslie University to study art therapy, proving to the young art students that, given the passion, your hobby can very well become your career.
“I always tell my students that I give them pearls of wisdom. Don’t drop the pearls!” - Mrs. Smith.
For information about art lessons:
Call: @ 508.941.2369
~Kerri, PR Intern