Week 7, day 3 – Aug 9th

MINI MAKERS (Kindergarten)

This morning Mini did a little dancing while learning about RHYTHM and LINE. They visited the vault to look at Bradley Walker Tomlin’s painting, Music Rack, inspired by cubism and formal elements of music. Campers learned about different kinds of lines – straight, dotted, curvy, angled – and drew lines while listening to different types of musical rhythms. Their final project were filled with explosive color and musical lines!


DESIGN I: Spaces & Places (1st-2nd)

Today our Mini Designers learned about furniture design and ergonomics. They checked out the chair collection in the Art Museum vault including mid-century masterpieces from Eero Saarinen, George Nelson, and Ralph Rapson. Then campers sketched their own chair designs on graph paper, built paper models using colored paper, and finally completed their wooden chair prototypes.


MOLD I: Ceramics & Clay (3rd-4th)

Mold I learned about vases and vessels, including the different parts of a vase and what they’re called. They traveled to the ceramics vault to look at Pewabic Pottery’s iridescent glazes. This afternoon the built treasure boxes using a slab ceramic techniques.


MOLD II: Ceramics & Clay (5th-6th)

Mold II started their hanging face mobiles, carving individual facial features to be strung together to create a floating face shape. This afternoon the group learned about mold making from the work of Im Schafer. They brainstormed ceramic sets before creating a serving pair for their favorite foods.


DESIGN II: Spaces & Places (7th-9th, teen workshop)

Teen Designers completed their mood boards and started building conversation pit models after looking at architectural models in the vault.