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Family First

Presented by Novant Health and typically held on the first Saturday of each month, Family First provides beginner through master level instruction in the arts – visual, performing and literary – for children and their caregivers.

Check our program calendar to see upcoming Family First programming.

Past Programs

Here are some of the topic we've covered during Family First over the years:

  • Moments to Cherish
  • Writing Workshop With Kwame Alexander, Young Adult Edition
  • Sculptural Practice
  • The Art of Storytelling with Kami Shalom
  • Batik Art for the Family
  • Eco-Jewelry Making
  • Danstallations!
  • Family First With Artist Cathay Dawkins
  • Romare Fest!
  • Exhibition Closing Celebration
  • Create Your Own Comic Book
  • Activate The Story! On Stage With Andrea Michele
  • Creation. Animation.
  • Seeing The Spoken Word
  • Explore Simple Printmaking
  • Bead & Bracelet Making Workshop
  • Building the Family Collage
  • Quilts As Social Fabric
  • Woodturning Workshop with Charles Farrar
  • The Inventors Workshop with Dulce Tavares
  • Egyptian Jewelry Making with MJ Arts Alot
  • The Literary Visionaries Workshop
  • Capture the Moment!
  • Hot Off The Press Screen Printing Workshop
  • The Intersection; A Conversation About Hip Hop Culture & Education
  • Animals of the Subconscious: Mask-Making with Sloane Siobhan
  • Art-Making Workshop: Celebrating Bearden Through Collage
  • Lights, Set, Action!
  • Family First Presented by Novant Health - Express Yourself: Abstract Art-Making Workshop
  • African Drumming Workshop With Kojo Bey + Drums 4 Life
  • The Making of Crown, Workshops for Young Writers and Painters
  • You Can Fly: Literary + Spoken Word Workshop
  • Gantt Center Children's Film Festival! A Family First Presented by Novant Health Program
  • The Standard Jazz Series - An Interactive Music Demonstration
  • Crafting Mosaics - An Art-Making Workshop with Lillian Blades
  • Hip Hop Tech
  • Writing for Stage & Screen
  • Callaloo Kids Puppeteers + Performance
  • Intro to Film, The Art of Storytelling
  • R&B Tech
  • Intro to Photography
  • Kente Inspired Paper Weaving and Card Making
  • Digital and Traditional Comic Book Creation
  • Lights, Set, Action!
  • Hands-On Theatre Basics for the Stage
  • Poetry In Action
  • The Standard Jazz Series
  • Sculpting Your Vision

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