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Student’s Reflection on Summer Education Programs

Beach Museum of Art education intern Marie Taylor took these notes at a recent day outreach program at the Flint Hills Summer Fun Camp. Flint Hills Summer Camp was started in 2010 by parents and continues today as a way to provide a structured, fun summer experience for children with autism-spectrum disorders and peer models.

The campers were comparing and contrasting two pictures of dragons as part of looking activities designed to develop communication, attending, and social skills.  The finished by drawing their own dragons. Students have also been participating in weekly Visual Thinking Strategies sessions as part of a research project being led by Senior Educator, Kathrine Schlageck.

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Summer has arrived!

Summer has arrived and that means all kinds of leisure time and travel. I hope when planning your trips you keep the Beach Museum of Art in mind. The museum will remain open all summer, and maintain regular hours T, W, F & Sa 10-5; Th 10-8 and Su 12-5. Take advantage of our late night hours on Thursday and get out on the town, dinner in Aggieville is just a short walk away. Make it a day in Manhattan and visit other campus and local attractions after your visit to the Beach.

Some Kansas State University campus ideas include:

The Beach Museum of Art offers free parking for museum visitors in the lot south of the building, we just ask that you register once inside. The museum does not charge admission, but does accept donations.

The Beach Museum of Art has some exciting exhibitions over the summer. Stan Herd has installed an exhibition titled “Cairns on the Beach.” This exhibitions features cairns created by Herd and a green roof that brings the entire installation to life. Also on display you can find “Hero’s Journey,” opening June 2, an exhibition presented in collaboration with the Kansas Library Association and the Manhattan Public Library summer reading program theme of Heroes. Please see our website beach.k-state.edu for other exhibitions and additional information.

Whether traveling on a budget, exploring local gems, or visiting for across the world, make sure to make the Beach Museum of Art a stop along the way. See you in the galleries soon!

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.