The Art and Culture of Crayons

Eli Whitney Museum

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Vacation Program

  • Monday, December 29, 2014
  • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Designed for ages 6 to 12

Crayons are old school. Egyptians used them, Greeks used them. Leonardo too. They have lasted so long because of all the things they can do. Spend a day learning old techniques and new tricks. Rub with them, crush them, shave them, melt them, drip them, smear them. But most important – tell stories with them.

Enjoy a little crayon lit: classic Harold and the Purple Crayon (Crockett Johnson) and the new The Day the Crayons Quit (Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers). Build and fill a useful crayon box. Take home art work.

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