Painting: Look at a round “tondo” panting in the gallery of a mother and child before creating a round portrait painting in the studio of you as a baby.
Pattern: We will look for patterns in ceramic majolica plates and create patterns of our own on paper plates using oil pastels and paint.
Painting: A symbolic painting from the 16th century will inspire you to create a three-paneled “triptych” painting in the studio.
Fresco: View a piece of a painted plaster wall from a 13th century Spanish church then see how plaster is mixed before creating a fresco of your own by painting onto the plaster as it dries.
Still Life: Take a look at Still Life by Jacob van Es before painting a tasty still life yourself. Afterwards, we will nibble on the cheese and bread that we carefully arranged as our still life subjects.
Shapes: Visit a collection of illustrations by Dan Yaccarino to see how he combines shapes to create trucks, cars, buildings and people. In the studio we will trace patterns of shapes, practice cutting them out, and glue them down to create trucks or cars of our own.
Printmaking: Use line and pattern to create a building by drawing windows and other details onto a styrofoam printing plate that you will share with others in order to create a cityscape like those we will see in the gallery by illustrator Dan Yaccarino.
Landscapes: Learn how to use a horizon line and other elements of a landscape painting to create a painting with things that are near and far in space.
Clay: Trek through the galleries to see how artist use texture and pattern to create animals in art then cerate your own 3D citer from self-hardening clay.
Portraits: View an oval painting in the gallery of a beautiful maiden from Russia and her pet kitty. In the studio we will learn to make oval portrait paintings and touch some samples of animal furs.
3D Collage: Look closely at Gerome’s Grief of the Pasha and make a 3D palace for your tiger using collage techniques.
Sculpture: Gaze at the colors and shapes of Dale Chihuly’s glass sculptures then use model magic clay to create your own Chihuly-like sculpture.
Paper Marbling: Use a simple shaving cream marbling technique on a paper to emulate an Art Nouveau glass vase.
Casein Painting: Draw with pastels on milk-soaked fabric to create a painterly scene in the style of the French Impressionists.
Sculpture: Visit the Little Dancer by Edgar Degas then bend and twist wire to create your own dancing sculpture.
Abstraction: Visit a painting by Georgia O’Keeffe to inspire you to create an extreme close up painting of flowers.
Pastels: We will create Impressionistic paintings by making dabs of color with pastels onto wet paint.
Sculpture: Visit the Discovery Garden to walk around George Sugarman’s Yellow Ascending. In the studio we will learn to make 3D structures using flat planes of tagboard.
Sculpture: Walk through the ribbon-like entrance to the Discovery Garden before using brightly colored wire to make a mini version of this installation.