The Figge's Big Picture program is back for the summer! Join us for five weeks of virtual FREE programming streamed live from the museum. Each Wednesday from July 8 through August 5 you are invited to join the LIVE program from 10:30-11:30 a.m. via Zoom (registration is required to get the Zoom link - just click on the date you wish to register for below). Each week will feature a new lesson and hands-on activity based around Figge exhibitions and collections. A link to the video lesson will be available for viewing after the live session each week. This program is suggested for ages 6-12 years old (younger children are required to have an adult helper). Register for as many or as little sessions as you choose or view the lessons at your leisure once the video link is posted.
A supply list for the art making portion of the lesson can be accessed below.
- Week 1 (July 8, 2020) - View Video Lesson Here
Come explore Seen and Heard: The Art of Empowerment, featuring female artists who overcame social and cultural barriers through the power of art. Be inspired by the painting, Dream by Grace Hartigan, to create your own dream-themed painting.
- Week 2 (July 15, 2020) - View Video Lesson Here
Didier William: Lakou exhibit brings attention to Haitian history, mythology and personal experience to explore themes of cultural identity. We will create mixed-media collage to connect to our own personal stories.
- Week 3 (July 22, 2020) - Video Lesson Here In this fun lesson, participants will have fun expressing your own personality through clay while learning about the exhibit, About Face: Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture. Make your own salt dough before creating a sculpture of self-expression.
- Week 4 (July 29, 2020) - Video Lesson Here In this lesson, why are we so fascinated with places we cannot reach? Historically, the West was thought to be a mysterious and fantastically place full of grand adventures and new opportunities. Join us as we explore our never-ending interest in the West through our discussion of the brand new Magnetic West exhibition, later creating collages based on our own mysterious places.
- Week 5 (August 5, 2020) - Register for the live lesson that takes place via Zoom from 10:30-11:30 a.m. August 5 or check back for the lesson link on August 5 to try the lesson at your leisure. In this lesson you, have you ever wondered what we keep in our outreach collection? In our last session of the summer, we will bring out several of our outreach objects, including some pieces students may have never seen before. We will draw inspiration from the collection’s oldest member, the African masks, and make our own masks in their honor.