Journey Through Art History consists of a 60-minute visual arts presentation accompanied by live music performed by CAMARADA musicians. Interested organizations may choose one of the following presentations:
Modern Art – Explores artistic work produced in Europe and the United States between roughly the 1860s to the 1970s. From Vincent Van Gogh to Pablo Picasso to Georgia O’Keeffe, the presentation includes a discussion on a variety of styles, philosophies, techniques and aesthetics by ground-breaking artists.
Women in Art and Music – Explores the contributions of women in the fields visual arts and music. The presentation will highlight the artistic expression, challenges, and innovations of women artists from the 1600s through the present.
Journey Through Art Practice focuses on hands-on learning and consists of a site visit, exhibition tour and workshop. The program takes place at the Athenaeum Art Center (AAC), a satellite location of the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library located in the neighborhood of Logan Heights. Journey Through Art Practice is a 2-hour visit. Interested organizations may choose one of the following visits:
Exploring Exhibitions – Students participate in a guided tour of the exhibition on view followed by artmaking workshop. The exhibition tour engages students’ visual literacy skills as they are prompt to look actively and participate in a group discussion of the art on view. During the workshop, students create their own work of art as they further explore the topics, techniques, and or materials discussed during the exhibition tour.
Printmaking 101 – Prints are visually exciting, graphically bold, and one of the oldest forms of art making. The AAC’s print studio is a fully functional space that allows for a variety of printmaking techniques, including linoleum, letterpress, etching, collagraph, and mono-printing. The visit begins with a demonstration of the studio’s presses which includes a 19th century hand iron press. During the workshop component, students begin by practicing the basic operation of a letterpress, they then etch a plate with their own design and conclude by creating an edition of hand-pulled prints to take home with them. This program is geared toward grades 9-12th and class sizes of 25 or less.