Cartoon Drawing on Nov. 23 Is In While School’s Out

Character study of Scrat from ‘Ice Age’ by Peter de Sève; Colored pencil on Dura-Lar paper. TM & ©Twentieth Century Fox Films Corporation. All rights reserved.

The Katonah Museum of Art will present a day of drawing activities for “School’s Out/Art’s In” over the Thanksgiving break. Participants will use mirrors to track facial expressions, act out movements and gestures, and use tracing paper and colored pencil to create their own expressive characters.

The event is inspired by the museum’s current exhibits, ‘Ice Age’ to the Digital Age: The 3D Animation Art of Blue Sky Studios and Creating Characters With Peter de Sève (a lead designer at Blue Sky Studios), both of which end Jan. 20, 2013.

School’s Out/Art’s In takes place on Friday, Nov. 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Katonah Museum of Art at 134 Jay St./Route 22 in Katonah. Parents and children are invited to drop in at any time throughout the day. Children under age 6 participate with an adult; for children 7 and older, adults must remain at the museum. Adults pay regular museum admission, participating children $3 for members and $6 for non-members.

Other children’s activities available at the museum every weekend as well as over the break include free, drop-in Learning Center activities such as Target Picture Story Saturdays, starting at 10:30 a.m., where children listen to stories followed by a hands-on art activity, and See-and-Do hands-on art activities on Saturdays at 1 p.m. and Sundays at 1:30 p.m.

Admission on Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon is free for all, and $7/adult, $5/senior or student from noon to 5 p.m. For museum hours on Saturdays (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.) and Sundays (noon – 5 p.m.), admission is charged throughout the day. Members and children under the age of 12 enter free. For more information, call 914-232-9555, Ext. 0, or visit their website,

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