Kids discover Egypt at Cal State San Bernardino’s RAFFMA

     

Painting mummy masks, forming clay objects based on ancient artifacts, and even conducting a mock archaeological dig – all are a part of the fun as Cal State San Bernardino holds its popular annual Summer Egyptian Workshop for Kids beginning July 15.

Summer Egyptian Workshop

Painting mummy masks, forming clay objects based on ancient artifacts, and even conducting a mock archaeological dig – all are a part of the fun as CSUSB holds its popular annual Summer Egyptian Workshop for Kids beginning July 15. Photo: Robert A. Whitehead/CSUSB

Organized by the university’s Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art, “Kids Discover Egypt” is a hands-on exploration of Egyptian culture and art.

The workshop is tailored for students going into or advancing from the fifth and sixth grades – ages 10-12. Besides crafting mummy masks and going on “digs,” children will make clay beads using authentic ancient Egyptian molds.

RAFFMA will hold two 2-day workshops. The first will be July 15-16, and the second will run July 17-18. Each session will go from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The registration cost is $40 for the general public or $30 for museum members, CSUSB faculty, staff, students and alumni. Lunch will be provided during workshops.

Space is limited and registration will take place on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration forms are available at the museum front desk,  as a downloadable PDF file, or e-mail ptaylor@csusb.edu to request one.

Return registration forms and payment (by mail or in person) to: RAFFMA, Cal State San Bernardino, 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino, Calif., 92407-2318.

For more information, call RAFFMA’s education department at (909) 537-7783.

About RAFFMA

The Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art is a nationally recognized museum accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, a Washington, D.C.,-based organization whose members must meet the highest standards in securing accreditation.

During its 16-year history, 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 $5 per vehicle.

The museum is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and is closed Friday and Sunday.

For more information, call (909) 537-7373 or visit the RAFFMA website at http://raffma.csusb.edu.