Friday, November 14, 2014

News from the Creativity Studio!

Art in Red
Red is a warm color that can have a powerful effect! During Art in Red week in the Creativity Studio, we turned the Studio into a RED oasis where we experimented with the effects of color and light on our artwork!  
We covered the overhead lights with red plastic wrap, which gave the room a warm, red glow.  Children were invited to draw using oil pastels under the red light and see how their colors react to the lighting.  Upon completing their work, children were invited to take their art around the Creativity Connections neighborhood to explore the changes that took place under the black light, different color lights, and even regular lights.  

Children loved viewing their work in the different lighting areas and often returned to the Creativity Studio to create more art! Many faces were filled with wonder as they watched the changes that took place. An inquisitive "Why?" was asked by many.  All art activities embody science, but this week the science of light and color was shining extra bright!

Join us for creative learning experiences in DuPage Children's Museum's (DCM) Creativity Studio everyday! Upcoming projects are listed on the DCM EVENTS CALENDAR. Enjoy Printing Press this weekend and Family Portraits in Oil Pastel next week! Studio programs are FREE with admission and happen everyday from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Specialy trained staff are even there to guide you along the way!

Blogger Katie Fodor is a Program Developer at DuPage Children's Museum. Katie has an MA in Art History and Museum Studies from Case Western Reserve University. Katie joined DCM’s team in the summer of 2013.