SPRING BREAK ART DAYS
(April 4‐8, 2016)
Spring Break Art Days at Cranbrook Art Museum features five day‐long workshops for students grades two through seven, each day focusing on a new theme. Each workshop draws inspiration from the Museum’s collection. Art Museum Educators guide students as they create and explore art and design using Cranbrook’s amazing collections! All art supplies and materials are included with program registration. Students must bring a lunch. Limited need‐based scholarships are available.
Spring Break Art Day (9am – 3pm): $75 per day ($70 ArtMembers*)
Register for three or more days and save $15 per day!
Post‐Camp (3pm – 6 pm): $25 per day ($20 ArtMembers*)
Register for three or more days and save $5 per day!
Monday: Art Outdoors
Artists have long been inspired by the beauty and wonder of natural surroundings. Looking to artworks in the the collection made from natural materials campers will weave baskets, make sunprints, visit the greenhouse, and explore campus ‐ collecting natural materials for use in their own masterpieces!
Tuesday: Funky Fibers
Explore the colorful and textured world of fiber art! We’ll look at textiles in the collection ranging from pre‐columbian weavings to mid‐century prints. You’ll learn how to weave on a cricket loom, make pom‐pom art, create yarn paintings, and design felt finger puppets!
Wednesday: The Possibilities of Paper
Learn about the endless potential of this simple material. Let your creativity run wild exploring the ancient art of papermaking, learn the basics of bookbinding, decorative paper techniques, and explore the sculptural properties of paper with cutting and weaving methods!
Thursday: Art in a Box
Explore art in and out of the frame. You’ll leave with square‐inspired dioramas of all sizes: shadow boxes that narrate a painting from the collection, matchboxes depicting a tiny scene, and assemblage collages based on the artwork of Louise Nevelson.
Friday: Print Processes In this introduction to printmaking, you’ll explore a variety of printmaking processes, such as gyotaku, block printing, and screenprint – looking to great artists in the collection for guidance.
Questions or comments?
Kelly Lyons, Curator of Education