Welcome Coyotes!

This is the place to find out about the art world in and around Fort Worth especially for the parents, students and friends of Carlson. I will also post links for contests, exhibits, classes and things that might be of interest to art students and their families.

I am always collecting ideas for projects that can be done at home, whether they be art experiences or craft ideas. Because the structure of our school day doesn't allow for as much in depth work as I would enjoy...or the students would enjoy, for that matter...I hope you will try some of the cool ideas I have found. Also, if YOU have cool ideas that you think other students would be interested in, please feel free to send them to me to post here.

My email address is: genifer.best@fwisd.org.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Fiery Pool: The Maya and the Mythic Sea Exhibit

Third through Fifth Grade classes are about to begin a study of art featured in The Kimbell Art Museum's newest show. Fiery Pool: The Maya and the Mythic Sea features art and artifacts reflecting the sea's deep influence on the ancient Maya civilization. There are several family/kid friendly events surrounding this exhibit.

First, on September 18th there is a Children's Workshop for ages 6 to 14 called Dress for the Occasion: Maya-style Costumes. Looking at the ceremonial costumes from the exhibit, students will create colorful headdresses, pectoral necklaces and belt ornaments. The workshop costs $15 per child or $12 if you are a member and you must register in advance. Call 817-332-8451 x297

Mark your calendars for a Free Family Festival celebrating 10/10/10, a significant date in Maya culture. On October 10th from 12 to 5 p.m., there will be performances, art activities, films and face painting at the Kimbell. Groups performing include Maya Dancers, Ballet Folklorico de Fort Worth, Latin Express, Grupo Pakal and Mariachis. For more information see: www.kimbellart.org/maya

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