School has started and the visitors have departed but, the Coastal Children’s Museum is still working hard to hold enriching programs for the families who live right here in Knox, Waldo and Lincoln counties. Art is on the agenda during the last full week of September, thanks to two workshops with local artist Sue Reed.

On Wednesday, Sept. 25, Reed will create Movement Art where children 6-and-older will translate movements they do with their body into drawings, working together to create a large mural. This workshop will explore different types of lines, expression of feeling and mood through drawing and the act of working together to create a cooperative piece of art. The workshop will take place 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

On Saturday, Sept. 28, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Reed returns to the museum to lead an all-ages workshop making colorful fall trees using collage techniques. By ripping and gluing paper children will be spoiled with sensory stimulation.

“We are so lucky to have such talented artists as neighbors,” said Outreach Coordinator Megan Rogers. “It is a treat when families and children get to meet and make art with artists and we love giving people that opportunity.”

Reed was born in Missouri and is a graduate of the University of Missouri, with an MFA in Printmaking/Drawing. She has worked as an independent artist for more than 20 years working in a range of media. In August, she was Camden Public Library’s artist of the month; and a gallery of her work can be seen at sueannreed.com.

Both workshops are free for members and included in the price of admission for non- members. Space is limited, so sign up is requested. To sign up, email info@coastalchildrensmuseum.org or call 596-0300. The 501 c3 non-profit is located at 75 Mechanic St.

Coastal Children’s Museum is a dedicated to providing an opportunity to explore, discover and learn, through play, about the natural world, the arts and sciences, and the diversity of Maine’s coast. For more information, visit CoastalChildrensMuseum.org or check out the Facebook page.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.