100 Languages in the Museum Studio Classroom
Cara Lovati clovati@imamuseum.org
Coordinator of School Collaborations
Indian...
54,000 Objects
130 Years
152 Acres
275 Staff
414,000 Visitors
About the IMA
2 Historic Home Estates
Art, Nature, Design
Audience Engagement vs. Education
Project Beginnings
The Hundred Languages
No way. The hundred is
there.
The child
is made of one hundred.
The child has
a hundred languages
a ...
So, what did we do?
Our Muses: The Portland Children’s Museum
Draw a picture or write about what you
made today:
My Sculpture is a summary of when you
really want something and you fin...
Our Muses: The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
Playscape Gallery
Our Muses: The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
Playscape Art Studio
Our Muses: The Opal School
Portland, OR What can cardboard and tape do?
What stories live inside of these materials?
Our Muses: The Opal School
Portland, OR
How can you capture the feeling of wild using line, pattern, shape, and texture?
W...
IMA Studios (on a good day)
Learning Environments
Classroom Art Room IMA Studios
“Home Base” where
students spend most
of their day
Students make thin...
GOALS:
• Clean and organize
• Display student work
• Inspire curiosity about materials and the
process of making
• Start a...
IMA Studio Displays (Before and After)
Before After
IMA Studio Displays
Viewfinders
School
Program
Makeover
Before After
Viewfinders Activity Prep
Viewfinders Activity Prep (aerial view)
After
Viewfinders Activity Prep (student work space)
GOALS:
• Bring more natural materials into the studio
spaces (space renovation, update furniture)
• Create a rotating and ...
Documentation and Display
What shape tells your story?
How would YOU describe YOU using shape, number, word?
Inspiring Questions
What are the opportunities of open-ended questions?
How might questions inspire your students’ curiosi...
Our Muses: The Opal School
Portland, OR
How can you capture the feeling of wild using line, pattern, shape, and texture?
W...
Questions?
Artist Statement: I felt some kind of music sparking in me that went along with the
painting and I just painted along with...
Reggio Inspired Studio Spaces at the IMA
Reggio Inspired Studio Spaces at the IMA
Reggio Inspired Studio Spaces at the IMA
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Reggio Inspired Studio Spaces at the IMA

A powerpoint for a presentation at the 2014 National Art Education Association Conference (NAEA) in San Diego. Describes work done in the studio classrooms at the Indianapolis Museum of Art
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Published in: Education      
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Transcripts - Reggio Inspired Studio Spaces at the IMA

  • 1. 100 Languages in the Museum Studio Classroom Cara Lovati clovati@imamuseum.org Coordinator of School Collaborations Indianapolis Museum of Art
  • 2. 54,000 Objects 130 Years 152 Acres 275 Staff 414,000 Visitors About the IMA 2 Historic Home Estates Art, Nature, Design
  • 3. Audience Engagement vs. Education
  • 4. Project Beginnings
  • 5. The Hundred Languages No way. The hundred is there. The child is made of one hundred. The child has a hundred languages a hundred hands a hundred thoughts a hundred ways of thinking of playing, of speaking. A hundred Always a hundred ways of listening of marveling, of loving a hundred joys for singing and understanding a hundred worlds to discover They tell the child: to discover the world already there and of the hundred they steal ninety-nine. They tell the child: that work and play reality and fantasy science and imagination sky and earth reason and dream are things that do not belong together. And thus they tell the child that the hundred is not there. The child says: No way. The hundred is there. a hundred worlds to invent a hundred worlds to dream. The child has a hundred languages (and a hundred hundred more) but they steal ninety-nine. The school and the culture separate the head from the body. They tell the child: to think without hands to do without head to listen and not to speak to understand without joy to love and to marvel only at Easter and at Christmas.
  • 6. So, what did we do?
  • 7. Our Muses: The Portland Children’s Museum
  • 8. Draw a picture or write about what you made today: My Sculpture is a summary of when you really want something and you finally achieve it even though it was risky you were able to overcome many obsticales during trying to like my mouse he got the cheese and got past the pit of snakes and hes happy! 9-23-12 Iseyda L. Age 10 Our Muses: The Portland Children’s Museum
  • 9. Our Muses: The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis Playscape Gallery
  • 10. Our Muses: The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis Playscape Art Studio
  • 11. Our Muses: The Opal School Portland, OR What can cardboard and tape do? What stories live inside of these materials?
  • 12. Our Muses: The Opal School Portland, OR How can you capture the feeling of wild using line, pattern, shape, and texture? What happens when lines meet on paper? What might happen with these colors today?
  • 13. IMA Studios (on a good day)
  • 14. Learning Environments Classroom Art Room IMA Studios “Home Base” where students spend most of their day Students make things here, and usually visit once a week Drop-in art making, classes, field trips, camps, project prep, for everyone Personal spaces for students (desks), display of work STORAGE (materials and projects), display areas, flexible furniture Options for every type of program ~25 ~25, per class period 25-60 Grade level Grade level, per class period Many 6 hours, 30 minutes 30-55 minutes 30 minutes- 7hours Many Art Art and more… Probably Hopefully Nope
  • 15. GOALS: • Clean and organize • Display student work • Inspire curiosity about materials and the process of making • Start a larger conversation with my colleagues Phase 1: Small-scale, low cost
  • 16. IMA Studio Displays (Before and After) Before After
  • 17. IMA Studio Displays
  • 18. Viewfinders School Program Makeover
  • 19. Before After Viewfinders Activity Prep
  • 20. Viewfinders Activity Prep (aerial view) After
  • 21. Viewfinders Activity Prep (student work space)
  • 22. GOALS: • Bring more natural materials into the studio spaces (space renovation, update furniture) • Create a rotating and ongoing display of student work • Develop consistent, supportive studio language guide for IMA staff and Teaching Artists • Bring Reggio Emilia inspired spaces to the galleries • Bring Reggio Emilia inspired spaces to our grounds and gardens Phase 2: Things to come
  • 23. Documentation and Display What shape tells your story? How would YOU describe YOU using shape, number, word?
  • 24. Inspiring Questions What are the opportunities of open-ended questions? How might questions inspire your students’ curiosity? What stories will our students tell, if we ask?
  • 25. Our Muses: The Opal School Portland, OR How can you capture the feeling of wild using line, pattern, shape, and texture? What happens when lines meet on paper? What might happen with these colors today?
  • 26. Questions?
  • 27. Artist Statement: I felt some kind of music sparking in me that went along with the painting and I just painted along with the song. I put lots of pictures in my head with a big orchestra song thing. Fase to Fase (Face to Face) by Hattie, Grade 2