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Animals in the Art! Looking Closer at the Work of Sculptor, Eric Berg

June 9th, 2021|

Use this video focused on the sculpture, Lassie, by Eric Berg, to inspire your students on the subject of sculpture and the theme of animals in art. Use the looking questions and activity ideas to help your students learn more about Lassie Come Home by Eric Knight, the story that inspired the sculpture. Engage your students to think about their own journeys and experiences of trust and loyalty. Grade Level (s):  Preschool/Kindergarten; 1-3; Subject Area (s): Visual Arts, Language Arts, Social Studies/History, Math, Technology.

Exploring the Photography of Paula Chamlee and Michael Smith

May 25th, 2021|

Use this video focused on the work of artists Paula Chamlee and Michael Smith, featured in the exhibition, "Through the Lens: Modern Photography in the Delaware Valley", to inspire your students on the subjects of still life and landscape photography. Use the looking questions and activity sheets with your students to help guide close looking and written responses with each of the artworks. Grade Level (s): 4-5; 6-8 Subject Area (s): Visual Arts, Language Arts, Science, Environment and Ecology

Art for Social Change: I Want to Matter by Ada Trillo

May 18th, 2021|

Photography can often times be very powerful tool to convey a message for social change, advocacy and activism. Use the work of Ada Trillo and the related activities with your students to activate critical thinking and inspire learners to consider how their own work could include a message for social change. Grade Level (s): Grades 6-8; 9-12 Subject Area (s): Visual Arts, Language Arts, History, Social Studies

Telling Stories Through Art

May 10th, 2021|

For thousands of years, humans have used images to tell stories. These narratives can be presented in different ways - either by one central image to represent the whole story or by using a series of images that represent moments in a story. Use the video in this post to encourage students to explore various narratives in artworks and inspire them to create a their own story by looking closely at works of art. Grade Level (s): Grades 4-5; 6-8, Subject Area (s): Visual Arts, Language Arts

Art Talks for Kids: Exploring Landscapes

January 8th, 2021|

A new opportunity to learn more about art in the collection is now available through our Art Talks for Kids and Teens, found on the Museum's YouTube Channel. Art Talks for Kids and Teens feature a team of Michener Art Museum docents discussing works of art in the Museum's collection. Use this video to encourage students to explore landscape painting in art and inspire them to create a their own landscapes. Grade Level (s): Grades 4-5; 6-8, Subject Area (s): Visual Arts, Language Arts

Artwork Highlight: Syd Carpenter’s Ella Mae Edwards

October 23rd, 2020|

Syd Carpenter was inspired by the ingenious and beautiful African American farms meticulously mapped by architect Richard Westmacott in the late 1980s. It was these maps that influenced her sculptural forms, such as Ella Mae Edwards, and helped her understand the cultural relationships between building, growing, and earth. Grade Level (s): Grades 4-5; 6-8; 9-12. Subject Area (s): Visual Arts, Language Arts, Social Studies/History, Environment and Ecology

Ten Ways to Approach Art – Tip #10

October 1st, 2020|

Tip #10 - A work of art can be an inspiration to make more original works of art. Learn more about how you can make an original work of art inspired by "A Wooded Watershed", along with other works in the Museum's collection.

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