Washington Pavilion unveils newly-renovated Raven Children's Studio

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) - The Washington Pavilion's art studio has a fresh coat of paint and much more ready to welcome visitors.

The Visual Arts Center unveiled its newly-renovated Raven Children's Studio on Thursday.

It is updated with a new look, equipment and opportunities for kids to explore their creativity.

"It was a wonderful space for kids already, but we felt it needed to be a bit more direct and purposeful," Jason Folkerts, director of exhibitions and collections at the Washington Pavilion, said. "So when kids come in here now, we've created stations -- four or five stations -- they can walk through and actually learn the art of cartooning, and the process of how a cartoonist would actually design and create, maybe even a bit of that animation side of it."

The Raven Children's Studio hosts activities seven days a week, including sessions for families to explore art and creative projects together.