Today, we went to the Mulvane Art Museum's Art Lab. We had a blast! Outside of the museum is a huge sculpture made out of sticks. It has windows and secret hiding spots. The students were given the opportunity to explore the sculpture. They even saw bird's nests inside the sculpture. Outside the sculpture, the art teacher explained the difference between sculptures and paintings. She also taught them about organic movement. These are lines that are found in nature. You'll have to ask them more about this.
Inside the museum, the students got the chance to explore in the Art Lab. They could go wherever they wanted! In the Art Lab, there were places where they could make rubbings, prints, small sculptures, and self-portraits. There was also a large glass window and a rock wall that they could draw on. They even had large blocks, cylinders, and other objects they could use to build large sculptures. The Art Lab also had much, much more.
After we were finished exploring in the Art Lab, we went with the art teacher. She had the students draw lines with organic movement (curvy lines) on a paper. Then, the students used watercolors to paint over the lines. This is called "resistance painting." They did this in art class a few weeks ago, so they were very happy that they already knew all about it. They were also excited that they got to make 2 paintings! After we were finished, we went outside to eat our lunches. We had a fabulous time! :-)
Outside of the Art Museum
A video of them exploring the huge sculpture located in the front of the museum
Making a large sculpture in the Art Lab
Drawing on the glass window
Making a rubbing
Making a self-portrait
Drawing on the rock wall
More fun in the Art Lab
Drawing her lines with organic movement
Painting over the lines
Eating lunch outside of the museum