Sunday, June 13, 2010

A day at the art museum

The Cincinnati Art Museum has the most amazing children's hands-on art room. The theme changes monthly so we try to go at least that often to see what they're up to. Usually the kids theme will follow the main art exhibit. At this time they are hosting "See America" which includes photography, prints and painting of Americana landscape and cultural icons.
For the kids there were several activities set up - photos with a Polaroid camera, looking though the viewfinder at a large mural of downtown Cincinnati, and light sensitive photo paper experiment.

The work tables were open for collage. They had multiple photocopies of artwork housed within the museum to cut up with scissors, add glue, markers and your creativity.

These are our finished projects from the day:

This one's mine titled "It's hard to live in Kansas". Please note the addition by my dear hubby..hint... they are up in the sky.

Here's Ms. Maria's work called "The Giant's Boot" . She spent far more time writing the story to accompany the artwork. It involved how to enter the house through the shell, sliding down the roof into the chimney finally being deposited by the door. The giant is simply at the house to to defend you from the Giant Spaghetti Monster.

And then there is Mr Robert, a typical boy who loves a good chase scene with daggers and swords (this is typical...right???) He called his "Chicken vs the unicorns in a battle for energy cells". Perhaps we need to cut back on the video games a bit???

So there was my day, it was a nice diversion for tomorrow includes morning swim lessons then hopefully back the studio to play.



Dorthe said...

Hi Angie,
See you had a wonderfull day yesterday, and the kids,too--wonderfull little art-pieces,
Love your husbonds addition, :)-
Have a lovely day,today,too-

Gifts of Serendipity said...

How much fun is this!?!?
What a terrific idea for everyone, kids and 'kids-@-heart'.
Enjoy your week,


Pam @ Frippery said...

Oh What fabulous art came from your visit to the museum! I do love your hubs addition, too funny.

MisfitGirl said...

Ha I love your piece, fabulous. And I see the kids are just as creative as their mom!

Christine Edwards said...

Angie, love all of the collages, and the stories that go along with them. Makes me wonder where my imagination has run off to. Have a fun weekend!

Sharon said...

What fun! Now does your husband have a thing about cats! How funny.