Artist Mark Stankiewicz will show students the work of Henri Rousseau and explain his unique style of working with layers. They will create their own layered jungle scene with leaves, cut out animals and more.
This workshop can be extended to a mini-residency with students creating a large paper mural for their classroom that has painted leaves, a painted pattern border and jungle animals that have been drawn, cut out and pasted into the scene.
Puppets, poetry, and hands-on investigations excite children during this discovery workshop with Betty Boomer.
Songs and activities teach insect body parts. Children are delighted as live ladybugs open their wing covers and fly.
Curriculum Connections: Science, Language Arts, Music & Art
Explore the history and uses of masks and the techniques of maskmaking with artist Howard Berelson. Using simple materials, sequential steps and structural folding techniques, students will create brightly colored realistic or fantasy masks.
A brief lecture about the many cultures who have utilized masks will lead participants to discover and express their own magical persona through their mask creation.
Mask characters can be related to the class curriculum as students explore the history, literature, language or culture of a particular topic.
Curriculum Connections: Language Arts, Social Studies