COSHOCTON -- The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum is offering an art class for children ages 9 to 13 entitled Krazy Keys on Jan. 13 and 20.

In this two-session class participants will create a work of art using keys in various ways. Computer keyboards, hammers from a piano's keyboard and lock keys will all be used to create a sculpture that will be installed in the elementary art exhibit, "A Playground of Color." Instructors Anne Thomas and Jenn Bush will direct the class to think out of the box as students imagine new ways to see and use the keys. They'll make designs using the keys, tear apart the keyboards to rearrange the parts, and then figure out how best to install the end product within the gallery. Lots of art supplies and construction hardware will be available so there is no telling how the sculpture will turn out. This is a class for children who love to think freely or children who need encouragement to explore on their own and problem solve.

The class is from 2 to 4 p.m. Class fee for both sessions is $18 (Family membership, $2 off). Reservations with payment must be made by Jan. 10.

For information, contact the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum at 740-622-8710 or e-mail at

Office hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The museum is located in Roscoe Village at 300 N. Whitewoman St., Coshocton.

Krazy Keys is sponsored by Dixie Fishbaugh and the Ohio Arts Council, which helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.