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The Eleanor D. Wilson Museum | Hollins University

Eleanor D. Wilson Museum


Upcoming Programs

All events are free and open to the public, but some may require reservations. Please contact Laura Jane Ramsburg at 540-362-6081 or


kids make art


Saturday, October 5, November 2, December 7, 1-3 pm
Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center
Eleanor D. Wilson Museum & Studio Classroom

KIDS MAKE ART is a once per month first Saturday program offering opportunities for the whole family to connect with an art museum and respond creatively! By turning a viewing experience into a time for hands-on participation, children of all ages can enhance their observation skills and use their total brain, all while having fun working on a project with their parents, guardians, and peers! Local artist and educator Polly Branch designs and leads educational activities to bring you and your family together. Each fun afternoon of activities begins at 1:00pm. KIDS MAKE ART is free and for the whole family. Registration not required. Children require parent/guardian supervision at all times, and we encourage everyone to take part in the activities – adults and children alike! KIDS MAKE ART is funded in part by the City of Roanoke through the Roanoke Arts Commission.


MakerSpace Pop-Ups

Thursdays, 6-8pm
September 19: Cyanotypes with Kyra Schmidt
October 24: Tile Making with Chris Gryder
November 14: Mending with Line and Tow
Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center

Get your crafty on as Hollins community members share their artsy talents in these hands-on workshops. Materials provided.


Gibby Waitzkin: The Truth Continuum and Pulped Under Pressure Opening Lecture/Reception

Thursday, September 26, 6-8pm
Niederer Auditorium, Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center

Artist Gibby Waitzkin will discuss her work, other contemporary papermaking artists, and how the medium is evolving.


Papermaking Workshops with Gibby Waitzkin

Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center: September 27-28
Sarvisberry Studio, Floyd, VA: October 11-13

Gibby Waitzkin teaches the papermaking process from growing plants to a finished product. Overview and intensive workshops are available for beginners and experienced artists. Register for the Hollins workshop by contacting Laura Jane Ramsburg. Register for the Sarvisberry Studio workshop here.


Hollins University
Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University
Box 9679 : 8009 Fishburn Drive : Roanoke, VA 24020
(540) 362-6532 •
Tues-Sun: 12-5 pm
Thurs: 12-8 pm
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