'Handz-On' Sunday Program Schedule Announced
SARASOTA, Fla. – Sept. 22, 2005 –Handz-On, the new family program at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, invites children ages 6 –12 and their adult companions to explore the galleries, make their own art and encourages children and adults to learn about art and culture together. Beginning Sunday, Oct. 2, these two-hour activities depart from the Loggia of the Museum of Art promptly at 1:00 PM. size is limited; contact the Museum Education Department at 941-359-5762 to register. The programs are free with Museum admission and free for Members as well as children 12 and under.
Dates and topics for program activities are:
October 2 -- Animals in Art: It’s a jungle out there! Journey over the continents to see what creatures lurk in the shadows of the Museum of Art paintings. Sculpt your favorite animal in clay.
October 9 -- Plants in Art: The Rose Garden isn’t the only place to find a display of flowers! Explore the bouquets and weeds in the garden of art and make crepe paper flowers to remember your day.
October 16 -- Dutch Still Life: What do a parrot, a sea shell, a Turkish rug and a broken pot have in common? The Dutch painted what they saw around them in super realistic detail. Today we’ll create still life collages using incredible materials.
October 30 -- Whose Face is That?: Masks can hide identity, create a new personality, frighten and amuse. We’ll keep the ghouls away with masks based on items in the collection
November 6 -- Self Portraits: Using our imaginations, we will create entirely new personalities…. for a few hours. Create a character for yourself, tell the story of your character, dress up in costumes, and capture the experience with a Polaroid Portrait.
November 13 -- Value and Composition: Inspired by the exhibition Picturing What Matters, we will examine the elements of art: line, depth, shape, pattern and repetition, texture, composition and color and make drawings using these principles.
November 20 -- Camera Obscura: In this digital age, everyone has a camera…. But how many people have one that turns what they are looking at upside down! Using a very old technology, we will capture the world in a box and explore how light waves work.
November 27 -- Collage Self Portrait: “You are What you eat!” Five hundred years ago, an artist named Arcimboldo created portraits with cucumbers for noses, pears for cheeks and hay for arms. We will create collage portraits with all facial features and body parts will be represented by food images.
December 4 -- Historic Games: Play games from long ago… no batteries required. Make a simple cup and ball game to take home.
December 11 -- Painting: From brush strokes to paint daubs to frameable art – be inspired by master painters!
December 18 -- Decorations: Get into the holiday spirit and make some decorations inspired by the Ringling collections.
January 8, 2006 -- Under the Big Top: Get into the act! The Circus Museum will astonish, astound, and amaze your senses. Take a walk on the wild side after you design, build and decorate a pair of stilts to take home!
January 15 -- Circus Posters: You will be dazzled when you enter the wildly fabulous Tibbals Learning Center to see the fantastically inspiring & amazingly colorful posters for yourself! Be inspired to design and print your very own Circus Poster!
January 22 -- Here They Come - Circus Wagons: There are wagons for bands! There are wagons for wild animals! Wagons pulled by 50 horses! Craft your own imaginative circus wagon from some mighty fabulous materials.
February 5 -- Botanical rubbings: We’ll look under leaves and into flower buds to discover the artistry of nature. By making rubbings on fine paper, we will capture the beauty of nature.
February 12 -- Love is in the Air: Valentine’s Day is just around the corner… are you ready?
February 19 -- Architecture: How do cap stones get put into place? How strong is an arch? What are all those columns for? Go on a hunt for simple machines and architectural techniques and create your own building.
February 26 -- Roaring 20’s: Are you the bee’s knees? What is a flapper? Find out how the world of the 1920’s shaped life at the Cà d’Zan for the Ringlings and learn the Charleston.
March 5 -- Costumes: What would it feel like to wear the layers of clothing of the 1600’s fashions? Who is Harlequin and what do his pants look like?
March 12 -- Dance: From courtly to popular, we’ll kick up our heels to the greatest hits of the ages!
March 19 -- Storytelling: Step into the stories of beauty and romance on display in our special exhibition, Waking Dreams: The Art of the Pre-Raphaelites from the Delaware Art Museum.
March 26 -- Sculpture: Capture a story in 3-D using wire figures.
April 2 -- Create a Garden: Hurrah…Spring is here! The Ringling grounds are full of life and nature is putting on quite a show. Learn how to use plants as the paint for you canvas (yard).
April 9 -- Frames: Create a beautiful frame to show off your favorite work of art.
April 23 -- Paper Marbling: Sometimes you can judge a book by its cover…. when it is delightfully decorated.
April 30 -- Behind the Scenes: The Historic Asolo Theater is the perfect place to learn what goes on backstage at the theater.
May 14 -- Etiquette: What fork is used for what food? How do you behave when introduced to a prime minister? Today we’ll make calling cards, so you will arrive in style.
The “Handz-On” family weekend program is supported in part by a grant from the Woman’s Exchange of Sarasota, Inc. To learn more, contact Allison Lakin, Coordinator of Community Programs, at 941-358- 4267 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.