After School at The Aldrich Grades 1 through 3
Thursdays, September 20 through October 18; 4:30 to 6pm
Design, build, and create during a five-week investigation of space, and sculpture. Each week is a new experience focusing on an exhibiting artist, an unexpected material, and an exploration of a new process. The program will culminate with an exhibition of the student’s work on Tuesday, October 18.
$150 members; $180 non-members
Week 1 | Balance and Gravity: Virginia Overton
Explore the way Overton suspended her log swing and made the freestanding sculptures in the Project Space through creating your own hanging or balanced sculpture.
Week 2 | (Dis)Assembly: David Brooks
Investigate the methods of deconstructing and reinventing inspired by Brooks’ exhibition by taking unexpected materials and items apart and building a new “upcycled” object.
Week 3 | Ideas: Peter Liversidge
Learn about how Liversidge makes art out of proposed thoughts and actions, and write a prompt for a project to exchange with another student.
Week 4 | Memory: Kim Jones
Use your summer break as inspiration for a collage that will transport the viewer into your memories using unexpected materials and textures.
Week 5 | Exhibition Opening
Show time! Family and friends are invited to view the students' bodies of work, installed by Museum staff in the Education Center. Students make their final touches from 4:30 to 5 pm, and the reception is from 5 to 6 pm.
For more information, please contact Michelle Friedman, Manager of Education Programs and Youth Initiatives at 203.438.4519 extension 146 or firstname.lastname@example.org.