Friday, November 12, 2010
Art inspired by a museum visit
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.
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.
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.