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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.

Wood Sculpture Provides Chance to Develop Observation Skills

by Kathrine Schlageck and Haley Hermes, Education Intern, senior in Family Studies

Young visitors to the Beach Museum of Art this fall will enjoy two special exhibitions featuring wood sculptures. Tours and programs are focusing on developing observational skills and tie to the newly released Kansas Career and College Readiness Science Standards.

“Tree of Life: The Art of Charles Bello” and “Life Forms: Chet Peters” provide opportunities to examine the physical properties of wood such as color and texture, and familiar shapes such as dancers and flames can be interpreted by using Museum Movement Technique. ARTSmart classes had a chance to practice problem solving skills as they created their own 3-D wood sculptures. School groups will have a chance to take a closer look at color and texture as they create mini-exhibitions.

An early release workshop is scheduled for October 8 from 2-3:30 p.m. with a cost of $5 per participant,$3 for Friends of the Beach Museum of Art members. Free Fine Art of Observation Tours are still available for school groups. Please contact senior educator Kathrine Schlageck at klwalk@ksu.edu for more information.