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DIA exterior at night
DIA exterior at night

The DIA Gone Wild

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Get Registered for Spring Break Studio Classes

If Cancun is not shining in your future, head to the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) during spring break for some sizzling studio classes. All classes are from 10 a.m. to noon and are held in the museum’s studio in the Park Shelton building, located across from the DIA on Kirby. Members: $10; Non-members: $12. To register, call 313.833.4249.

Monday, April 17

Zig-Zag Photo Albums (Ages 9–12)
Learn to make a fun and versatile album for your favorite photos.

Tuesday, April 18

Rediscovering the Crayon (Ages 5–8, with an adult)
Melt it... shave it...explore the many possibilities of the common wax crayon, then create your own coloring book.

Wednesday, April 19

Sudden Portraits (Ages 9–12)
Explore color mixing and expressive brushwork by painting a portrait on canvas.

Thursday, April 20

Mythical Beasts (Ages 5 & up, with an adult)
Create weird and wonderful creatures from your imagination out of clay, then have fun painting them in interesting ways.

Friday, April 21

Clay Drums (Ages 9–12)
Make and decorate a drum from clay and paint a quick watercolor for the top (to be attached later).

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The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), one of the premier art museums in the United States, is home to more than 60,000 works that comprise a multicultural survey of human creativity from ancient times through the 21st century. From the first van Gogh painting to enter a U.S. museum (Self Portrait, 1887), to Diego Rivera's world-renowned Detroit Industry murals (1932–33), the DIA's collection is known for its quality, range and depth.

The DIA is currently undergoing a major renovation, scheduled for completion in late 2007. The museum remains open with a dynamic schedule of programs and activities for all ages. Visitors can enjoy some of the DIA’s “greatest hits” while the museum prepares for an entirely new installation when renovations are completed.