Art a la Carte: Water is Life

Thurs, February 27th
4:00 PM – 4:50 PM

Ages 10-14
Cost: $10 Members, $15 Guests
Materials included
Instructor: Hana Velde

Inspired by the museum’s Flow: Journey through the Mississippi River Watershed exhibit, students will use water to create droplet-themed artwork. Students will have a chance to play with watercolors, watercolor pencils, and blowing, misting, and splatter-painting techniques.

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Art a la Carte: PU! Smelly Art

Friday, February 21st
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM | Ages 6-9
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM | Ages 10-14

Cost: $10 Members, $15 Guests
Materials included
Instructor: Caitlin Donald

Art can involve all of the senses. Explore how different artists use the sense of smell in their work, then create your own smelly masterpiece.

Art a la Carte: Art Talk Tool Kit

Thursday, February 13th
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM | Ages 6-9
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM | Ages 10-14

Cost: $10 Members, $15 Guests
Materials included
Instructor: Caitlin Donald

Using the current exhibitions for inspiration, students will learn the basics of looking at and how to speak to
others about the amazing world of art. Students will be invited to share their knowledge as docents during the Museum’s community Day in April!

Art a la Carte: Old School Selfies

Friday, February 7th
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM | Ages 6-9
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM | Ages 10-14

Cost: $10 Members, $15 Guests
Materials included
Instructor: Caitlin Donald

Students will examine the history of self-portraits and compare them to the “selfies” of today. A self-portrait will be created using a “selfie” students have taken.

Art a la Carte: Drawing Basics II – Portraits

Thurs, January 30th
4:00 PM – 4:50 PM

Ages 10-14
Cost: $10 Members, $15 Guests
Materials included
Instructor: Hana Velde

Students will try out the techniques and tricks of portrait drawing, including the study of facial proportions and learn about the subtle shading needed to bring their portraits to life! Students have the option to create a self-portrait, study a classmate, or use a photograph as a portrait subject.

Art A La Carte: Art & Science – More Alike Than You Think

Saturday, January 25th
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Ages 10-14
Cost: $10 Members, $15 Guests

Materials included
Instructor: Caitlin Donald

Students will explore the connections between art and science. After a tour of the Flow: Journey through the Mississippi River Watershed exhibition, students will make their own artistic contribution to science by creating a science illustration using mixed media.

Drawing Basics I – Still Life

Students will engage in the act of observing through activities such as continuous line drawing, drawing upside down, and drawing negative spaces, then begin a still life project to discover how shading and perspective add depth to their drawings.

Exercises will include observation through continuous line drawing, drawing upside down, and drawing negative spaces, and a still life project to discover how shading and perspective add depth to their drawings.

Instructor: Hana Velde
Ages 10-14
Cost: $10 Members, $15 Guests
Materials included

Contact Education Director, Margaret Buhr for more information at 563-557-1851 x115 or email at mbuhr@dbqart.org

Mini-book Making

Mini-book Making, Instructor: Hana Velde

Thurs, Dec 5, 4:00-4:50pm
Ages 10-14

Cost: $10 Members, $15 Guests
Materials included

Have you ever dreamed of making your own picture book, graphic novel, or comic book? Inspired by the works of picture book artist Arthur Geisert, we will create blank mini-books that can be filled with your own stories, poems, drawings, and dreams.

Call Margaret Buhr at 563-557-1851 M-F, or email mbuhr@dbqart.org for more information or to enroll a student.

Pumpkin Prints

Pumpkin Prints, Instructor: Hana Velde

Thurs, Nov 21, 4:00 -4:50pm

Ages 10-14

Cost: $10 Members and $15 Guests

Materials included

After a tour of Arthur Geisert’s Pumpkin Island etchings, we will head down to the classroom to create our own unique pumpkin prints using monotype and glue line printing processes.