Mentor Artists Suzanne Joyal and Miko Lee hosted the Butterfly group from Miss Nicky’s Preschool for a gallery visit today. Inspired by the exhibit “Without Words” students observed the colorful artwork and then were led through a series of theatre exercises around using their bodies and their imaginations to express their feelings. Students used their imaginary multicolored wings to fly from the YIA Gallery into the Studio.
Suzanne then introduced the 3-4 year old artists to the Creative San Rafael project by creating art inspired by the
quote by Writer Bret Harte
“A bird in hand is a certainty.
But a bird in the bush may sing.”
Students learned how to mix the color brown and utilize print making skills to add to the sky blue. The team was so engaged and excited by their creations!
They learned that “Public Art” means their work will be shared with the community in a mural that they will all be a part of. A fun day for all!
UPDATE: Click here to read about our second group from Miss Nicky’s who visited on Friday, August 1.
To schedule a Free Gallery Visit with hands on for your school group get more info here. Please note that summer time hours are variable and visitors must arrange an appointment.
Thanks to the California Arts Council for supporting this work.