Visitors of The Magic House will go out of their gourd as they watch pumpkin carver Craig Sanders demonstrate the art of pumpkin carving. Children will also be able to decorate their own miniature pumpkin.
While Sanders carves intricate designs into a giant orange squash, children will have the opportunity to decorate their own miniature pumpkin.
Pumpkin Carving is a part of The Magic House's Visiting Artist Series and will take place on Saturday, October 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, October 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This drop-in workshop is free with museum admission and no reservations are required.
Master carver Craig Sanders is a St. Louis native. In addition to sculpting squash, he has also worked in marble, which he studied at the Kansas City Art Institute and abroad in Italy. Sanders has been a professional pumpkin carver for more than two decades.
The Visiting Artist Series is a yearlong celebration of the arts at The Magic House, St. Louis Children's Museum. One weekend every month, museum visitors have the opportunity to learn from a variety of professional artists as they demonstrate their techniques. Children are invited to work alongside artists and explore similar materials as they join in the fun of the creative process. The Visiting Artist Series is made possible with the support of the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis and Equifax.
Included with museum admission. At The Magic House, 516 Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood. More information: www.magichouse.org