Uncover how artists and writers use the same language. Students will use language arts activities to explore the Stark Museum of Art’s collection, comparing and contrasting, writing poetry, and illustrating a prediction. During the studio art portion of this program, students will create a calligram, an image created with letters and words, inspired by a work of art in the Stark Museum of Art. This program is aligned with Fine Arts and English Language Arts and Reading TEKS.
Studio Art Kit includes calligram templates. Classroom teachers will need to supplement with colored pencils or markers if students wish to add color.
SMA STUDIO: MODEL MAGIC ANIMALS
Introduce your students to sculpting and ceramics without the mess or hassle of firing clay! During this SMA Studio, students will use a modeling compound to craft an animal sculpture using two pinch pots. Students will learn basic additive sculpture techniques, as well as go on a brief virtual field trip to the Stark Museum of Art galleries to learn about ceramic artist Dorothy Doughty’s porcelain birds. This program is designed for intermediate and middle school-aged students.
Studio Art Kit includes two 1 oz. model magic packet for each student, planning templates for students, and a teacher guide. Classroom teachers will need to supplement with watercolor or magic markers if students wish to add color to their completed sculpture.
ART & SCIENCE LAB
Discover where art and science meet! Museum professionals and artists use science every day, and students participating in this program will get a closer look at how science is used to care for artwork at the Stark Museum of Art. During the studio art portion of this program, students will conduct a chemistry experiment to discover what makes metal sculptures patina. This program will be available in Spring 2023.
Studio Art Kits will include all materials for students to conduct the chemistry experiment, as well as instruction to expand the lesson if desired.
Explore the many careers available in the museum profession through this interview series with staff from the Stark Museum of Art, The W.H. Stark House, and the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation. Students will meet key staff, including administration, curatorial, exhibitions, education, and security. This virtual field trip is a great starter for classroom discussion on career paths and opportunities. This program is aligned with Fine Art TEKS. New videos may be added throughout the year.