The Allentown Art Museum is presenting a special program throughout the 2012 summer for our school-age students at six LVCC locations. Along with visiting the museum to see the paintings, photographs, and artifacts, the students will also receive art lessons based on different topics taught by museum educators inside their own LVCC classroom.
LVCC's Campus Center and LVCC's Fowler Center started their program with a field trip to the Allentown Art Museum. A museum guide toured the children around the various galleries while engaging his audience with tales of historic and entertaining value. Intrigued with the museum artifacts, the students asked many interesting questions. At the conclusion of the tour, the children had the opportunity to create their own masterpieces using cardboard boxes, markers, crayons, tissue paper, pipe cleaners, and other mixed media.
Taking it's art on the road, the museum also came to LVCC's Judith Chase Early Learning Center. Museum educators brought along photos of ancient sculptures and painted works. Each piece of art had a distinctive legend attached to it which told of love, power, and bit of fantasy. The students tried on culturally-specific items of clothing from the same countries as the artwork. They also handled art tools from around the world. Making stamp art was another highlight of the class.
Other LVCC locations that will participate in the Allentown Art Museum's summer program include LVCC's South Mountain, LVCC at Stones Crossing, and LVCC on Union Boulevard.