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University Museum announces Saturday Family Workshop schedule

The New Mexico State University Museum has announced its Saturday Family Workshop schedule for the semester. The workshops educate children about historic and prehistoric Southwestern and border cultures through arts and crafts.

st Saturday Family Workshop will be held from 2-3:30 p.m. Sept. 15. Children attending will have the opportunity to paint traditional Native American and Southwestern designs on pots and view current museum exhibits.

Upcoming workshop dates and topics include:

Sept. 22, Make Feather and Pipe Cleaner Sculptures.

Sept. 29, Make Your Own Necklace Out of Beads and Yarn.

Oct. 6, Create a Mosaic Out of Glass Tiles and Colored Paper.

Oct. 13, Design and Make Baseball Pennants.

Oct. 20, Make Dreamcatchers Out of Embroidery Hoops, Feathers and Yarn.

Oct. 27, Day of the Dead Celebration -- Make Death Masks Using Plastic Trays and Paint.

Nov. 3, Make Key Chains Using Beads.

Nov. 10, Practice Oragami and Create Paper Figurines.

Nov. 17, Make Miniature Horn of Plenty Centerpieces.

Dec. 1, Make Clay Pots Similar to the Ceramics on Display.

Dec. 8, Cut Snowflakes Out of Folded Paper.

The museum is located in Kent Hall on the university campus, where Solano Drive meets University Avenue. Workshops will be held in the courtyard, weather permitting.

For more information on the Saturday Family Workshops or other information about the museum, call (505) 646-5161 or 646-3739.