Explore the many careers available in the museum profession through this interview series with Stark Museum of Art staff. Students will meet key Museum 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 TEKS.
Perspectives on the West – Available January 2020
What does the phrase “West” mean to you? This program provides students the opportunity to explore the West from the perspective of four very different artists. Over the course of 4 10-minute videos, students will be introduced to artists whose work ranges from the 19th-21st centuries and whose artwork tells unique stories of the West. This program will prompt students to look closely at artwork depicting the West, how it is defined, and what it means personally to the student. This program is aligned with Fine Arts and Social Studies TEKS and will be available beginning January 2021.
SMA Studio: Model Magic Caricatures
Let your students’ personalities shine during this sculpture lesson focused on the art of caricature! Students will use a modeling compound and armature to create their own caricatures inspired by Andy Anderson’s wood carving. During this virtual program, students will learn the basics of creating a human head form using an armature and techniques for sculpting facial features. A quick virtual visit to the gallery will illustrate some of the unique ways wood carver Andy Anderson brought his caricatures to life. This program is designed for high school-aged students.
Studio Art Kit includes three 1 oz. model magic and 1 armature for each student, as well as a teacher and student guide. Classroom teachers will need to supplement with watercolor or acrylic paint if students wish to add color to their completed sculpture.