Thursday, October 20, 2011

Young artists at work!

We try to take our kids on as many field trips as possible.  That is yet another perk of homeschooling.  Until this year, most public school children in Texas took two field trips a year.  Many schools, due to significant budget cuts, have cut back to one (or none).  We feel very fortunate that we have the opportunity to attend cultural events multiple times throughout the year.  

Two times each semester, the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas has a homeschool seminar that is free. The girls have been before (when I was pregnant with Punky) and really enjoyed it.  When I got the email about the fall seminars, I signed them up immediately.  I wanted to make sure we had a spot!  

The title of this seminar was "Art in Depth" and the kids compared 2-D and 3-D art.  Then they had a chance to create their own works.  It is something they really enjoy, and definitely forces us to explore different venues.  
(Plus, it's always entertaining to see how nervous we can make the 
security guards with a toddler in the building!)

This sculpture was made entirely out of dice.

My young artist, so serious.

This is the only picture I have of Sunshine, studying the faces.  Can you see them?

Here's one!

This one was hard to resist talking into...waiting for the echo-o-o-oooooo.

This glassware is not adhered together.  There is a diagram that the apprentices can follow as they're placing each piece back together, but it is not put together the same way twice.  
If an item is broken, it is reworked into the piece.  

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