Thursday, October 8, 2009

Workshop #1: Myth and Mystery

What happens at our workshops? Well.... About 180 docents are assembled in one room:
And we eat brunch (but it went so fast I didn't get a chance to photograph the coffee, the quiches, the croissants, the fruit, the flan...). And there are announcements, and helpful displays related to the project of the day:
Want to buy a t-shirt or apron? The merchandise table is waiting for you:

Now it's time to get down to the art.... The presenter says, hands in the gesso!

And TAAAH-DAAAAH! Happy docents with their finished works, ready to teach the lesson to their students.

Friday, October 2, 2009

October 11: "Where the Wild Things Are" Day at the Skirball

Because our last project of this school year is based on Maurice Sendak's "Where the Wild Things Are," we thought Hands on Art docents, families, and friends would be interested in the Skirball's upcoming Family Day, "Where the Wild Things Are," to be held on October 11, 10am-4:30pm. It'll feature a craft center, live music, readings, and an exhibit of illustrations and props from the movie (due out soon). It's free with museum admission and no reservations needed. Check it out at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles (just off the 405).