For those who are at all nervous or worried about getting “teacher block” on their tours of ArtPrize, here’s the first phase of our ArtPrize for Kids: Language Connections Guide for 2012. Thanks again to our friends at grkids.com for the work done on creating the Tour!
Here are picks from Stop #7 of the 2012 Kids’ ArtPrize Tour . For each, we’ve added some language prompts for building those neural pathways for all ages. Feel free to comment with your responses, a child’s response or additional questions – and ENJOY!
#7: Huntington/50 Monroe Place
50 Monroe Ave NW Grand Rapids MI 49503
Some overall questions for this stop:
- How are the exhibits at this stop alike?
- How are the exhibits at this stop different?
- How is this stop alike or different from the stops we’ve already visited?
- How would you describe the color of this seahorse?
- Where could we find seahorses in real life? Are they really this big?
- What other types of sea animals can you name?
- How would you describe the look on the seahorse’s face?
- What would you name this seahorse?
- Does this piece remind you of any other pieces we’ve seen?
- Does it remind you of any stories you know?
Liberty – One large image of the Statue of Liberty made from approximately 2300 pictures representing a composite of images taken from a multitude of sources which reflect the diversity and strength of the American experience. – Rip Maclay
- How many stars do you see?
- Where would you find the actual Statue of Liberty?
- What do you recognize from the smaller pictures?
- Does this remind you of any other pieces we’ve seen?
- Does it remind you of any stories or songs you know?
Follow-up activities could include looking up information on seahorses or other sea life; watching Finding Nemo and compare; creating your own collage based image with pictures from magazines, stickers or left over photo pieces; writing a story about the seahorse visiting one of the other venues or ArtPrize pieces; describing one of the pieces to someone who wasn’t there with you; or reading Mister Seahorse by Eric Carle.
Next: Courtyard by Marriot, Stop #8 on the 2012 Kids’ ArtPrize Tour