Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Toddlers build Venice

So, I had a pretty neat idea that I shared with the Museum and it is now a realization thanks to someone that could share the vision and find the funding. Tiny Tuesdays at the OKCMOA was born. It's open ended art making for little ones ages 2-5 once a month from 10-12pm.

I know how hard it can be to get to a class on time and I hope this will give Moms some flexibility with their schedule. I hope some of you will share this new adventure and visit me at the Museum.

Today we had Venice on our mind using, La Serenissima: Eighteenth-Century Venetian Art from North American Collections as an inspiration.

I had some books to look at:
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I set up our shapes in assembly line fashion for the little ones to choose from.

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We used shapes to build our city, grounding the piece with a bridge. Above the bridge are buildings and below are our boats ready to set sail.

Here are some of our pieces. I hope you enjoy!

You will need:
-14x11 black poster board
-pre-cut shapes (squares, rectangles, semi-circles, triangles and more)
-glue stick
-scissors

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12 comments:

lori said...

This is a great shape lesson for the little ones. Cute!
I have you as a favorite on my blog sidebar. Hope you visit me sometime at
funart4kids.blogspot.com

Thanks for the ideas, Lori

Phyllis said...

I love this!

Very Special Art said...

great !

barbarasthoughtoftheday said...

Sooo cute. Just like building blocks. I love that bridge!

polwig said...

that's so awesome... it looks like illustrations from a book.. amazing that it is done by toddlers... great shape lesson too... love love love it

meri cherry said...

These are so awesome. The colors are so vibrant. Well done.

Nicky said...

This is so great!! I was just visiting OKC last weekend and walked through the museum. What great lessons to go along with the exhibits! I'm so jealous! I want your job! How do I go about getting a job teaching art at a museum?

Lauren Taylor, Art Instructor said...

Fantastic lesson! I love it!

Lauren Taylor
www.sgpart.blogspot.com

gina {the little list} said...

This is so creative! I'd like to include a link to this project in one my upcoming lists.

Chandra said...

I'm so happy we could make it happen to! I'm blessed to have such creative friends like you. Keep up the great job b/c EVERYONE loves it!!!

Love and Lollipops said...

This is a really great project..and I was thinking to teach a little about Venice at the same time!

Erin Laughpaintcreate said...

Thank you everyone! This was so fun and vibrant it's hard to beat!

Nicky, contact your local Museum and see if they need volunteers to help with education programs or docents to lead tours. It's a good way to get to know your Museum and take off from there. Wish you luck! I hope you enjoyed your visit here! :)