Students in the inaugural class began their art lessons at the
The classes are broken down into eight different lessons. The first lesson involves shapes, lines, and methods of manipulating sketching to provide the depth and structure for the desired effect. After a few lessons, the students have been set free to gather in the
Since one of the languages the school teaches students is Mandarin, the museum wanted to incorporate horses into the mix, with it being the Chinese year of the horse. The class falling in 2014 might be a good thing for their planning. If the class started in 2012, during the year of the dragon, the museum might have had larger problems than horse manure.
"For us, it is very exciting to get to work with this same group of kids and being able to take our time and make all of the stops," Gordon said. "Schools might have a harder time with drawing from life, but with our arts team here, it has been fun to think outside the box. With our small group we've been able to plan ahead for some really exciting things, such as how to curate an exhibit, different art forms, what it takes to run a museum and all of that. Very exciting things are happening, that's for sure."
The museum recently gave the students lessons on each new piece in their upcoming installment for their 35 anniversary. Staff said students have expressed much pride and enthusiasm in class and being able to take daily field trips within their community to learn, firsthand, from prominent members in the designated subjects.
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