stART! (Rising 3rd-6th graders)
For the growing child, stART! gives your child the opportunity to expand in their knowledge of materials, and begin considering more advanced applications of the elements of art like color, line, and shape, as well as the principles of design like harmony and balance. This session is for students going into the 3rd through 6th grade and lasts from 12:30 to 2 pm.
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May 24: Make a statement
Based on the exhibition of John Augustus Walker’s Murals of Alabama, students will create collaborative murals to share opinions they choose.
May 31: Sculpture and beyond
Three dimensions are better than two! Well, maybe not better, but different. We’ll explore space through sculpture this day, inspired by the work of the Moulthrop family.
June 7: Press ahead
Lithography is the process of using a stone (litho) to make an image (graphic). For this project, we’ll use polyester instead of stone, but the basic idea is the same (we’ll explain more when you get here; it’s complicated!). Also, there’s a really cool big press.
June 14: Booking it
No need to move fast, we’re making art books. Books using folded paper, cloth, and other materials can be a really interesting method to create works of art that are more than just a single image. Books are a dynamic powerful form to be creative with.
June 21: Keep it real
Drawing skills are the main point of this session. We’ll use still life set-ups and people to practice our realistic rendering techniques.
June 28: We weave
Sewing and weaving can be done in a wide range of materials, for some really cool effects. Crafty ideas that are hot on Pinterest and Etsy might inspire you to create some cool fabric, yarn, and sewn objects.
July 12: Mask yourself
What are you hiding with a mask? What identity are you becoming? This session combines the best of fantasy, play, and artistic craftsmanship to create neat masks.
July 19: Brush it off
Let’s spend some time painting. This fun session with watercolors will let you explore one of the most popular art media.
July 26: Collage college
Cutting and pasting seems simple enough, but we’ll spice it up with new approaches like cubomania, and applied color theory.
August 2: Rock, paper, scissors
Papier mache is just paper, glue, and water, which becomes really hard when it dries. We’ll create sculptural objects today, which may not be dry immediately (bring a bag of some kind to transport your child’s work).
August 9: Take a shot
Bring a camera today, and learn about how images are made with chemistry and lens. We’ll play around with long-exposure light drawing too.
Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University