Art in the Loft Excursions: Besser Museum Planetarium
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 will kickback and enjoy a private viewing of constellations in the only planetarium in Northeast Michigan, Jesse Besser's Sky Theater!
After exploring our universe in a 30ft SciDome, students will make their way into the lower-level classroom to first satisfy their tastebuds with a "taste" of the culinary arts. Enjoying a hands-on, health minded celestial themed snack.
After tastebuds and tummies are satisfied, students will then apply all of the inspiration gathered from their private viewing in the sky theater, 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.
If time allows, our creative kiddos will also tour other gems the Besser museum has to offer.
So wear something comfy & art friendly to kick back in, and join us as we explore the Besser Museum's sky theater from a different perspective, through the eyes of artists!
Students will meet at the Museum entrance where they will be met by our instructors and checked in prior to a morning of creative fun!
*Guardians are welcome to help chaperone, please let our education coordinator know if this is of interest so that we can include you in the festivities.
Instructor: Alison Rae Campbell & Lane Blair Olsen
Chaperone Contact: via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: October 14th, 2023
Time: 10am to 12:30pm
Ages: 6 to tween
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