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Miniatures at Family Days!

Last Saturday, the Poetry Center, the Tucson Museum of Art, and the Mini-Time Machine Museum of Miniatures teamed up in a big way. We kicked off our first Family Days of the Spring 2013 season with a miniature themed extravaganza! Using paint, mini canvass boards, and Q-tips, Stefani Hewitt, Tucson Museum of Art intern, led the students in creating mini pointillist paintings:


Mini-Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, led by Kim McDonald and her stellar group of volunteers, led the students in mini bookmaking activities. The students made books of petite poetry, writing mini poems and making mini drawings:

The day featured a collection of miniature-themed books and storytelling, as well as a Book Club on The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, yoga, a dance party, typewriters, writing workshops, games, and other fun writing activities. Below is a picture of youth touching miniature books and investigating the text and covers with magnifying glasses:


And finally, check out this miniature-themed poem, written by a student at Family Days:


If I were the size of a Thumb

If I were the size of a thumb
I would ride on the back of
a cheetah or a dragon
I would eat tiny pieces of
I would go to the top of
the Grand Canyon
I would set scary traps
I would be friends with
more thumbs



See you at the next Family Days on February 16th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.!


Photos by Julie Lauterbach-Colby

Created on: 
Friday, February 1, 2013
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