Archive for July, 2011

Southern Play Time: Celebrating Haiti

Our second session of Southern Play Time art and drama camp at the Ogden just ended, and it went out with a bang — and a whole lot of confetti! This session, the campers worked with art teacher Gina Phillips and director Mikko to create a play showcasing children’s folk tales from Haiti. There was a magic fish, a competitive
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Ceramics: Finding Science in Art

This spring, thanks to a grant from the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Program, Warren Easton High School approached the Ogden about developing a way to combine science and art education. Our solution? Ceramics. Over the course of four after school visits to the Ogden, Warren Easton students worked with local ceramic artist Rashida Ferdinand, discussing the science of
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Meet the 2011 Teen Docents!

Our Teenage Docent program this summer includes five local high school students, all of whom receive a stipend provided by United Summer Grants to work at the Ogden through June and July. In addition to leading summer tours of the Ogden’s collection, Kayla, Drea, Kinmont, Alvin and Lionell are providing invaluable help as counselors at Summer Play Time this month.
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Summer Puppet Theater: Bringing Paintings to Life

The Ogden’s second annual Summer Puppet Theater is out on the road, as our 2011 Teen Docents travel to libraries, schools and camps with a puppet show all about some of the Ogden’s most notable artwork. Working with local artist and puppeteer Karen Konnerth, the Teen Docents each chose a favorite painting from the museum and created a story —
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Summer Play Time 2011

The first session of our third annual Summer Play Time camp at the Ogden was full of creativity and craftsmanship! Local elementary school students worked with actor/director Mikko and artist Gina Phillips to create their own play, sets, and costumes based on a Southern theme. The current exhibition One World, Two Artists: John Alexander and Walter Anderson served as the
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