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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.

About Kathrine Schlageck

Kathrine Schlageck is the senior educator at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art.