Category: Kids + Family

A week in the life of an Outreach Coordinator

The Dixon’s outreach programs are committed to bringing the museum out into the community. The Dixon strives to meet people where they are and to be seen as an integral part of Memphis culture. The Dixon does this in a variety of ways. The biggest outreach effort, called Art to Grow, has been operating for close to 20 years! Art to Grow visits Pre-K through 8 th grade students in and around Memphis bringing free hands-on art and horticulture lesson inspired by the collections at... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Friday, October 11, 2019
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Earn badges at the Dixon!

The Dixon is your museum, especially if you’re a Girl Scout! The Dixon is partnering with Girl Scouts Heart of the South to make earning badges fun and easy.  We have a variety of badges at the Brownie and Junior levels available to earn. For Brownies, we have the potters badge, senses badge, hiker badge, and the painting badge. For Juniors, we are offering the jeweler badge, flower badge, gardener badge, and drawing badge. Each badge has 5 steps that can all be completed at the... Read More
Posted by Chantal Drake at Monday, February 29, 2016
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January Family Studio Recap: Magnets

At Family Studio this past Saturday we had fun making magnets!...Fridge magnets to be specific. It was so easy; you can do the same thing at home to make fun, decorative pieces for your fridge.   You'll need:  Paper         Scissors or precut shapes           Markers, crayons, colored pencils        Magnetic tape  Start by cutting your own shapes, or use precut ones in the shapes you like. You... Read More
Posted by Chantal Drake at Monday, January 4, 2016
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November Family Studio Recap:Collage

Thank you to everyone that came out to Family Studio. It was quite chilly outside, but inside, we were nice and cozy while we crafted. Our craft this month was a simple one, and you probably have everything at home to recreate it.  We used 3 simple things:   Paper   Glue  Scissors You'll need a plain piece of paper to begin with. This is the background for your craft. You'll also need other paper. It can be colored, or patterned. All of our paper... Read More
Posted by Chantal Drake at Monday, November 16, 2015
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September Family Studio Recap

Family Studio: Pennant Flags  I would like to thank everyone that came out for Family Studio over the weekend. It was a beautiful morning, and our craft was quick and fun. In honor of labor day, we made pennant flags. If you look at mine, you can see I still have Jun Kaneko on the brain, but there were some lovely American flag designs made, as well as fun geometric patterns. It's really hard to go wrong with a craft that's fool proof. Go ahead and gather your supplies to make your own at... Read More
Posted by Chantal Drake at Tuesday, September 8, 2015
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Do you know about Art to Grow?

In 1999, The Dixon Gallery & Gardens developed an outreach program called "Art to Grow."  All of Art to Grow's programs are free of charge.  Art to Grow travels to elementary schools all over Memphis and the Mid-South. The program has grown dramatically over the past fifteen years and is now teaching art classes to up to 20,000 elementary students a year!  All of Art to Grow’s lessons are hands on and teach students about the wonderful sights at the Dixon Gallery... Read More
Posted by Chantal Drake at Tuesday, May 19, 2015
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