Art in the Loft Excursions: Dinosaur Gardens
Art in the Loft EXCURSIONS: We are extending our classroom out into the community to enrich student experiences, as we explore various artistic modalities from natural parks to brick & mortar... and you are invited!
Join us and our friends at Dinosaur Gardens, Jesse Besser Museum, and The Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center (NOAA Marine Sanctuary), as we explore three unique community experiences. Melding artistic art forms into history and modern science!
Students are encouraged to explore endless forms of inspiration as we wander through the wonderful world of Dinosaur Gardens. Taking in enormous life-like creatures, giving guests a taste of what life was like when dinosaurs ruled!
Speaking of "tastes", after hiking along the garden paths where Mastadon's roamed and Teradactyl's flew, our inspired artist will gain a taste of the culinary arts by assembling their own dinosaur themed snacks. Health minded goodies to keep those creative juices flowing.
Students will then apply all of the inspiration gathered from our adventure into multiple hands on art projects with artists and educator Alison Rae Campbell.
Alison's artistic style focuses on creating through discovery, colorful energy and problem solving. Encouraging her students through enriching (and often whimsical) play based art.
In-between projects, our creative kiddos will also be invited to explore the fossil dig. Where they can tap into their inner paleontologist, as they sift through hundreds of real dinosaur fossils and keep 3 of their ultimate favorites.
So grab a comfy pair of shoes, your water bottle, sunscreen, bug spray or hat and join us as we explore Dinosaur Gardens from a different perspective, through the eyes of artists!
Students will meet at the entrance of Dinosaur Garden's where they will be checked in and encouraged to use the facilities (if needed) before entering into a morning of creative fun!
*Guardians are welcome to help chaperone, please let our education coordinator know if this is of interest so we can include you in the festivities.
**In the event of a poor weather forecast, students will be notified and we will assess alternative dates an/or options.
Instructor: Alison Rae Campbell & Lane Blair Olsen
Date: September 30th, 2023
Time: 10am to 12:30pm
Ages: 6 to tween
*Scholarships are available in limited quantity