Biology & Art Exploration Program
What is it?
Rainforest Art Foundation's Biology and Art Exploration Program is a hands-on program designed by Rebekah White, and adapted by Hannah Taylor for groups, to help children learn art and science in a fun environment. We aim to help kids better understand concepts of art and biology by teaching these subjects together and by using an array of different examples, games, and art projects. We hope that by tying these subjects together, we can help art and science to become fun and interesting for kids to learn. We also hope to encourage lifelong awareness, appreciation, and care for our natural environments - this program is especially designed for Rainforest Art Foundation's mission to increase appreciation of nature through art.
The debut of this program consists of four, 3-hour long sessions of learning and fun--every Thursday in July starting July 9, 2015. Four curricula are rotated during the four weeks, with adjustments for the age groups involved. These curricula are designed to take a concept from biology and a concept from art and flesh them out over the course of the week. Kids are able to make connections between the creative and analytical sides of their brains by exposing themselves to both concepts at the same time.
What concepts are there?
Butterflies and Blending
This session will cover the life and behaviors of butterflies while exploring the art of blending and mixing colors.
Animals & Abstract Art
Kids will learn about different animals' roles in the ecosystem paired with studies in abstract art.
Camouflage and Composition
Kids will learn what camouflage is and why animals use it while learning about techniques in composition.
Plants and Perspectives
Kids will learn about plant structure and environments while also learning how to express the different ways you can look at the world.
*These topics are subject to change as the curriculum is developed.
Biology & Art Exploration Program - Summer 2015
Marlene Yu Museum & Rainforest Art Foundation
710 Travis Street
Shreveport, La 71101
July 9, 2015
July 16, 2015
July 23, 2015
July 30, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
- Free with suggested $10 donation per family to benefit the Biology & Art Exploration Program of The Rainforest Art Foundation
- Parent or Guardian (over the age of 18) must be present
- Crafts are designed for ages 3-10, but all ages are welcome!
- Please RSVP on our Facebook Event Page, if possible.
- For questions, email MarleneYuMuseum@gmail.com or RainforestArtFoundation@gmail.com - or call (318) 717 - 9111