Stephanie MacLean Marketing, Membership and Engagement Coordinator Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art (RAFFMA) (909) 537-3373 Joe Gutierrez Office of Strategic Communication (909) 537-5007 email@example.com
The Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art (RAFFMA) at Cal State San Bernardino hosted its 19th annual two-day summer workshop, “Kids Discover Egypt,” for children ages 9-12.RAFFMA offered two workshops, with the first session on July 16-17, and the second on July 18-19. A total of 44 children participated.During the workshops, participants explored the rich history and culture of Ancient Egypt. Students got hands-on experiences by creating various art projects and learning the science beyond Egyptology with a mock-archaeological dig. Participants also partook in a scavenger hunt and received a special tour of RAFFMA’s collection.“They learn about Ancient Egypt from different standpoints — from the archaeological standpoint, they had a tour of the exhibition, and now they are making their own artwork that are inspired by the pieces in the collection,” said Emily Sack, RAFFMA education and collection assistant, during a painting activity.The participants were also given workbooks that contain information about Ancient Egypt, activities such as Mad Libs and word searches, and places to sketch out their ideas.“I think the workshop’s great for kids because it has so many different types of activities,” said Sack. “There are the three-dimensional art projects, the two-dimensional projects … it keeps them moving, it keeps them thinking, and it’s a good thing to do during the summer where it is educational, but maybe doesn’t feel like school.”At the end of the second day, participants received a “Junior Egyptologist” certificate for all their hard work.About RAFFMAThe Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art is a nationally recognized museum accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The only accredited art museum in San Bernardino, RAFFMA has accumulated a permanent collection of nearly 1,200 objects focusing on Egyptian antiquities, ceramics and contemporary art. Located at Cal State San Bernardino, RAFFMA houses the largest permanent and public display of Egyptian art in Southern California.General admission to the museum is free. Suggested donation is $3. Parking at Cal State San Bernardino is $6 per vehicle.The museum’s summer hours are June 18-July 31, Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Friday-Sunday. RAFFMA will be temporarily closed starting Aug. 1 and will reopen in October with the new exhibit, “CALAFIA: Manifesting the Terrestrial Paradise.”For more information, call (909) 537-7373 or visit the RAFFMA website.