Friday, November 12, 2010

Art inspired by a museum visit

museum visit Wes Bruce Fort ~ Thursday Kids
The kids and I and Amy had a field trip to California Center for the Arts Esconidido Art Museum to see the fabulous installation by Wes Bruce.

shoebox fort materials!
When we returned to the studio, each kid selected a shoe box. We'd gathered  materials for them to construct whatever they wanted. Some of the materials were: shells, acorns, bells, spools, wooden sticks, fabric, glue, construction paper....I showed the kids how to add a wall, inside their shoebox, using a piece of construction paper, and let them do whatever they wanted.

shoebox fort

shoebox fort

shoebox fort
Everyone's was unique and original. Some approached it from the architectural point of view, constructing floors, stairs, patios, while others when straight to the decor, wall paper and objet d'art.
shoebox fort
shoebox fort
shoebox fort

shoebox fort

shoebox fort

A visit to the Art Museum

2 comments:

Nancy said...

They're wonderful. I love them all.

tryingtocreatearteveryday said...

wonderful work. I am always so happy to see how children interprute what they see at Art Exhibitions. They just "do" Art because they don't know they can't most of the timex lynda