NEW BRITAIN MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART

Homeschool Days

Take On Texture

Monday, October 9, 2017

Richard Pousette-Dart, Blue Presence, 1970, Oil on board, 24 x 24 inches, Stephen B. Lawrence Fund, 1971.25

To welcome your children back to the homeschool year, treat them to a fun-filled day of art education at the Museum! Led by Museum educators, participants will explore works included in the current exhibition California Dreaming: Ed Moses, Billy Al Bengston & Ed Ruscha, as well as the Museum's permanent collection to learn about how naturally- occurring textures influence artists. Students will learn to recognize how artists translate real-world textures, such as oceans, shiny cars, and sidewalks, into two-dimensional canvases. Then, in the American Savings Foundation Art & Education Center, they will practice recreating some of these different textures with different art materials.By focusing on texture, students will gain an understanding of unconventional "canvases," (such as Bengston's laquer paintings on aluminum), the added visual aspect of depth, and how artists used texture as a way to achieve a certain look or feel. Educators will guide participants in practicing talking about texture by exploring the Museum's touchable benches!.

Ages 5–14

Admission

$5 child Members

$10 child non-Members

One adult free with each child registrant

$15 for additional adults

Schedule

Monday, October 9, 2017 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm