Norton LIVE Sessions RESUME April 19
Mondays 4:30pm & Tuesdays 5:15pm until May 18
All through April and May we are letting our imaginations and our art take flight as we explore the feeling of being ‘lighter than air’ and join forces to create unique paper sculptures that seem ready to rise right off the ground!
Norton Museum VIRTUAL FAMILY TOUR
Enjoy a virtual family-friendly tour through the gallery’s as we explore works of art from the Norton’s collection.
Download Coloring Sheets Below!
CITIES OF THE FUTURE! INSPIRED BY CHARLES DEMUTH
Learn about the Precisionist artist Charles Demuth and design your own mystical city of the future.
Materials: Pencils, colored pencils, ruler, drawing paper- Art Kits Provided
MINI-BOOK + ART: “The Museum” by Susan Verde, and Typewriter Eraser, Scale X
This bilingual story time is presented in English and Spanish. Listen to the book reading then focus on a work of art in the museum’s collection.
Coloring sheets provided below.
Mini Book + Art: “The Day You Begin” / “Ruby Green Singing”
Book: The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson
Art: Painter and illustrator James Chapin created a radiating depiction of singer and thespian Ruby Green. This is one of the Norton’s most popular paintings. James Chapin created this portrait from observation. Ruby Green was a singer from The Hall Johnson’s Negro Chorus in Manhattan, New York City. This was a group devoted to singing spiritual songs. Green often performed for popular radio and television shows, as well as live concerts and plays.
Watercolor Faces, Inspired by Paul Klee
Let’s be inspired by the lines, shapes and colors that Paul Klee uses in his painting Old Married Couple, and create our own portraits of people we love.
Watercolor sets, watercolor paper, brushes, colored pencils or crayons
Mini Book + Art: “The Dot”/ “Night Mist”
Book: The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds Art: Night Mist by Jackson Pollock Summary: Art class is over, but Vashti is sitting glued to her chair in front of a blank piece of paper. The words of her teacher are a gentle invitation to express herself. But Vashti can’t draw – she’s no artist. To prove her point, Vashti jabs at a blank sheet of paper to make an unremarkable and angry mark. “There!” she says. That one little dot marks the beginning of Vashti’s journey of surprise and self-discovery.
Jackson Pollock Activity included.
Identity & Family – Luis Gonzalez Palma
During this art lesson featuring Teaching Artist Ingrid Sanchez, we will discuss how artists create a narrative story through the visual arts. Students will see how artists’ heritage, identity and family history influences their practice. We will create an artwork using old magazines and poems to create a work of art based on Luis Gonzalez Palma’s Habla Con Los Labios de Silencio.
Magazine cutouts or photos or copies, glue, markers (or paint), scissors, colorful paper.