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Beach Education Update Fall 2015

ARTSmart Classes

ArtSmart classes and Home School Tuesdays will not be held this fall due to construction on the Kansas State University campus.  Parking will be extremely limited, however the museum will remain open.  Check the museum’s website  or call 785-532-7718 for the latest information.  ArtTotes, the Exploration Station and gallery guides are always available whenever you visit the museum.  Classes will resume in January.

School tours for Fall 2015

Although public parking will be greatly reduced during the fall semester, this will not impact school tours.  Busses can drop off and pick up students in the circle drive by McCain Auditorium, then park at City Park.  Further instructions will be supplied when tours are scheduled.

NEW:  The Artist’s Voice (grades K-6).  The work of artist Jacqueline Bishop will allow students to see how an artist can fight for a cause, in this case, better treatment of the natural environment.  Students will apply Bishop’s artistic techniques (collage and printmaking) to their own work about the prairie environment. Funded by the Bramlage Family Foundation.

NEW:  Shine a Light on Art and Science (grade 1).  This tour has been designed as a community resource for USD 383 1st grades learning about the science of light.  Students will learn about the spectrum and the difference between the colors of light and pigments, light sources and shadows, and the optics involved in dot matrix printing or pointillism.

ONGOING:  The museum will continue to offer Picturing Kansas (grades K-4), The Intersection of Math and Art, (grades 4-8) and The Fine Art of Observation (all grades).

Please visit here for more information on tours.

Summer 2015 ARTSmart and Young Education Programming

The Hero’s Journey
Spend the summer exploring heroes – from mythology to fairy tales, from super heroes to the hero next door.  This exhibition has been co-curated by high school student Emma Kellogg and is in conjunction with the Manhattan Public Library summer reading theme “Heroes.”

ARTSmart Summer Class Schedule
Tuesday            Ages 3-5: 10:30-11:30 a.m., All ages: 3-4 p.m.
Wednesday       Toddlers and Twos: 10:30-11 a.m., All ages: 3-4  p.m.
Thursday          All ages: 10:30-11:30 a.m., Ages 6 & up: 3-4 p.m.

Dates and Topics
June 9-11               Super Heroes
June 16-18             Courage
June 30-July 2         Fighting the Good Cause
July 7-8                  The Hero in All of Us

Cost is $3 per child; $1.50 for Friends of the Beach Museum of Art members.  Call 785.532.7718 or e-mail klwalk@k-state.edu to register.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  If you must cancel, we would appreciate a call.

The Young Artists Programs take place in June with tours, activities and art workshops.  Space is limited and reservations can be made by calling 785.532.7718.

Young Artists & Observers will spend time sketching from nature in “The Meadow” and use professional art materials such as acrylic, cray pas, pastel, prisma colors and linoleum block prints.  One work by each artist will be chosen for display.  $15 per child per class, includes t-shirt.

June 8, 9:30-11:30 a.m. (ages 6-8)
June 8, 1-3 p.m. (ages 9-12)
June 15, 9:30-11:30 a.m. (ages 6-12)
June 15, 1-3 p.m. (ages 6-12)
June 22, 9:30-11:30 (ages 6-8)

Young Storytellers will create costumes and props for their original readers theatre performance inspired by art in “The Hero’s Journey” exhibition.   $25 per child, includes t-shirt.

June 23-26: 9:30-11:30 a.m. (ages 9-12) -OR- 1-3 p.m. (ages 6-9)

Young Artists Celebration and Reception June 27, 10:30 a.m. – noon
View works created in the Young Artists Program and attend performances by the Young Storytellers.

Open to children of all ages, cost is $5 per child per workshop.  Call 785.532.7718 or e-mail klwalk@k-state.edu for reservations.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  If you must cancel, we would appreciate a call.

Found Art Sculpture Workshops July 29, 10-11:30 a.m. or July 30, 10-11:30 a.m.
Visit nearby outdoor sculptures and use found objects to create your own contemporary sculpture.

Mini Stone Garden Workshops August 5, 10-11 a.m. or August 6, 10-11 a.m.
Take a stroll through the installation “Cairns on the Beach” and create a miniature living garden.

BMA Education Department the recipient of visual arts programming award

The Beach Museum’s Young Curators and Artists program was awarded the 2014 Excellence in Programming Award from the Mountain-Plains Museum Association (MPMA) Education Committee. The award was presented Oct. 1, 2014 at the association’s annual meeting. MPMA is a ten-state regional organization of museums and museum professionals that advocates excellence in the field and provides a forum for communication among its members.

Created by Kathrine Schlageck, senior educator at the Beach Museum, Young Curators and Artists is a series of summer programs that get children, from 6-year-olds to seniors in high school, involved in visual art experiences, including exploring careers in museum work.

“The program was piloted in summer 2011 with funding from a Youth in the Community Grant from the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation,” Schlageck said. All programs use the art on display for inspiration.

In the Young Curators program, youth ages 11-17 worked one afternoon a week as a team to create an exhibition using works in the museum’s permanent collection galleries.

The Young Artists and Young Observers half-day workshops consist of tours, activities and art workshops for children ages 6-12. Schlageck is assisted by high school and university students.

New programs in summer 2014 included Young Musicians and Young Writers. Young Musicians was offered in four-day workshops for ages 6-9 and 9-12 where they created musical compositions that included instrumentals, vocals, sound work and song writing. Young Writers was a weeklong, full-day program for middle and high school students run by students and staff of K-State’s Department of English.

At the end of the sessions, the work of all the participants is displayed during an open house. Plans are underway for summer 2015. If interested in participating or sponsoring this program, contact Kathrine Schlageck at klwalk@ksu.edu.