Displays of children’s artistic expression are often limited to the family refrigerator. Any child, upon seeing his or her creative endeavors hanging in a real art gallery gets a memorable and validating experience. It doesn’t happen every day, except for the artists whose work appears in the Museum’s Good Show! Gallery.
Filling the Good Show! Gallery with children’s thoughtful work offers many unique opportunities for local students, their families, and for Museum staff in investigating the impact of creating art on critical thinking and creative development. Targeting title one schools, the Museum’s Arts Specialist, works closely with school administrators and teachers to develop art projects that support art, math, science, and literacy curriculum.
Look from afar to see the Big Art! Look closely to see the connecting masterpieces.
Design Challenge: Each artist’s individual artwork must connect to other artists’ pieces, and those pieces must connect to others, to create one cohesive work of Big Art!
Artists from Hermes Elementary School fifth grade classes engaged in the collaborative process of creating a large scale artwork. The process supported the growth and development of critical thinking, collaborative language, communication, and visual literacy skills.