Chihuly- School Tours

School Tours
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May 17, 2014- January 5, 2015
Art & Poetry (Pre-K – Second Grades)
Students are encouraged to express their own creativity through an interactive art and poetry workshop. Students will see Chihuly's creative works, participate in a Chihuly-inspired coloring activity, and experience the art of poetry by writing a "color" poem. Students will have the opportunity to share their art and poetry with the class. 

Chihuly Art (Third – Fifth Grades)
Dale Chihuly is a master of his craft and an inspiration to other artists across many genres. Students will be captivated by the precision, detail, and creativity of his work and will  have the rare opportunity to see his scultpures up close. Additionally, students will learn more about Chihuly, the artist, and his techniques through a multimedia presentation. This presentation includes an interactive discussion that showcases the tools used for glassblowing, and offers the opportunity to handle real Chihuly glass and create a Chihuly-inspired weaving activitity.
The Science of Glassblowing (Sixth-Eighth Grades)
Although glassblowing was invented by the Phoenicians around 50 B.C., the Romans perfected the craft and spread this newly discovered technique throughout the Roman Empire. Students will learn more about the history and the evolution of this art, watch a Chihuly video, analyze the special scientific characteristics of glass, and discover how modern artists, like Dale Chihuly, continue to perfect and expand the craft.
Art in Urban Renewal (Ninth-Twelfth Grades)
"Chihuly has increasingly challenged preconceived notions of how and where art can be exhibited. Long a veteran of exhibiting in the 'white box of the museum world,' he has increasingly sought opportunities to take his work outside, into the realm of public art spaces, and out into the landscape."* Through this program, students will be introduced to the power of public art and its ability to catalyze urban revitalization and renewal. Additionally, students will be engaged in discussing and forming opinions about the benefits of community art installations.
*Mcdonnell, m (2002) chihuly under glass, portland press
To make a reservation for a school group, fill out our online reservation form or call Volunteer and Visitor Services at (501) 748-0419. For transportation grant information for schools, please contact Joyce Willis at (501) 748-0472.

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