Kid’s Programs

Former SOSU Director of Art to led painting class at the Museum of the Red River

Idabel, OK (October 13, 2017)—Dr. Gleny Beach, a former Director of Art at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, will led painting class at the Museum on October 21, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Participants will learn how to paint their favorite fall landscape. (Please bring a photo.) Cost is $45 or $40 for members at the Contributor level or higher. No experience necessary. All materials are provided. Call (580) 286 – 3616 or visit the Museum Store to register. Registration is also available online at

Dr. Beach is a commercially successful artist and teacher, with over two decades of experience at SOSU alone. Her recent accomplishments include a 2009 Governor’s Arts Award and membership to the 2010 People to People Citizen Ambassador Program. Dr. Beach has also judged several art competitions in recent years, including the Museum of the Red River’s 2017 Expressions of Youth contest.


Nationally recognized artist to lead beading workshop at the Museum of the Red River

Beading by Molly-Murphy Adams

The Museum of the Red River will host a beading workshop on September 16, from 9 AM to 3 PM. Molly Murphy-Adams, a descendant of the Oglala-Lakota tribe, will guide attendees in creating a colorful, one-of-a-kind needle case. The group will also learn about the history of native American beadwork. Cost is $60 for non-members and $55 for members at the Contributor Level or higher. Supplies and lunch will be provided. Call (580) 286 – 3616 or visit The Museum Store to sign up. Registration is also available online.

 Molly Murphy-Adams currently lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where she is an active member of the art community. She combines “traditional feminine arts with contemporary design and media” to create cultural narratives that reflect on the issues of “learning to live with the weight of the past.” Her art is currently on display at the Oklahoma Contemporary’s as part of their ArtNow 2017 exhibition. Murphy-Adam’s work is also in the permanent collections of the Sam Noble Museum in Norman, the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City and the Museum of the Great Plains in Lincoln, Nebraska. More information about Murphy-Adams can be found at   


Beat the summer heat with an afternoon painting class

Idabel, OK (July 28, 2017)—Attendees will learn how to memorialize their pet in paint on August 26th, from 1 PM to 4 PM. The class is open to artists of all ages and skill levels. Cost is $45 for nonmembers and $40 for Museum members at the Contributor Level or higher. Supplies are provided. However, participants must bring a photo of their pet. (Please note, no pets are allowed in the Museum.) Call (580) 286 – 3616 or visit The Museum Store to register. Registration is also available online.

Pets have been a part of our shared culture for thousands of years. Recent archaeological evidence from the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Science suggests that the world’s first pet lived 32,000 years ago. Moreover, people from around the world were routinely buried with their favorite pets for thousands of years. However, it wasn’t until European aristocrats started wearing clothing with special pockets designed to hold small dogs, that pets truly became “man’s best friend.” The Museum will display several pieces of ethnographic art that highlight the history of pets during the class.


Early Dino Camp registration exceeds expectations; will have waiting list

Idabel, OK (June 21, 2017)—Dino Camp is the Museum’s annual, dinosaur-themed summer program for children ages 4 to 8. This year, it runs from July 10 to July 19, 9 am to noon each day. Campers will learn about different types of dinosaurs, their eating habits and even their poop! A light, “dinosaur-themed” snack will be provided each day. Cost is $40.

Parents and grandparents rushed to sign their children up for Dino Camp after it was announced. Based on previous events, Brian Hendershot, who manages the Museum’s marketing and communication efforts, expects a second wave of registration in early July. As a result, Chrisys Eastep, who is planning Dino Camp, will likely cap the number of children that can attend, and implement a waiting list. Eastep dislikes limiting the number of children but notes, “it’s necessary when planning activities” and “recruiting student volunteers.”

Parents and grandparents can register their children for Dino Camp by calling (580) 286 – 3616. They can also contact the Museum on social media. However, they must pay the $40 fee at the Museum by July 7th to complete their registration.

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