TEXAS, OUR TEXAS
Tug on your boots and get ready for a great big Texas adventure from the Hill County to Big Bend! During this 1.5-hour program, students will explore the galleries during a jaunt through Texas history while seeing paintings from the 1800s and 1900s and learning about state symbols through glass and ceramic sculptures. In the art studio, students will create their own original work of art about the great state of Texas. This program is aligned with Fine Arts and Social Studies TEKS and is the perfect match for your Texas-themed unit!
SMA STUDIO: SCRATCH THE SURFACE
During this special 2-hour studio program, students will learn how to use Sgraffito technique to draw! We will paint layers of color onto a 6” ceramic tile, then use a pointed tool to draw directly into it, revealing the layers underneath. During their visit, students will view Acoma Pottery in the Stark Museum of Art galleries to gain insight from other potters’ uses of this technique. We will discuss how pottery and glazes are fired. When they are finished, we will fire the tiles in our kiln. Tiles will be ready for pickup approximately 4 weeks following the program. Participating teachers will be required to return to pick-up artwork once fired.