Printed & Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie Roberston
Stamping, tying, folding, and printing are just some of the ways your students will work with color and fabric in this workshop. In the process of learning fabric techniques, students will discuss ways different cultures have created or refined fabric dying methods. Meet with the artist to connect her workshop with your curriculum. Choose from: wax batik, shibori (tie-dye), crayon, direct painting, and stamping.
Art With a Heart takes pride in encouraging all students in their artistic abilities & interests. For students who exhibit a natural talent or passion for art, we offer a weekly Studio Program on Saturdays at the AWaH studio. Students will work in a choice-based environment where they are treated like professional artists and in all classes will have the opportunity to work with a variety of art materials and mediums (drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, etc.). Students will be exposed to the themes of many artists and art movements throughout history, as well as to current artists at the height of their craft. At the end of each session, students will host a collective art show to demonstrate all of the work they have accomplished throughout the 10 weeks.
St. Mary's Child Center at Newfields Preschool
Through a partnership with St. Mary’s Child Center, Newfields offers an on-campus preschool for children ages 3 to 5.
Anchored in Reggio Emilia inspired teaching, daily the children experience original works of art at the Indianapolis Museum of Art; explore The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres, historic Lilly House, Madeline F. Elder Greenhouse, and The Garden; and work on projects inspired by their environment.
The St. Mary’s Child Center at Newfields Preschool is a half-day preschool that offers a five-day program, three-day program, or two-day program from 9 – 11:30 am for the school year (August – May). The low child to adult ratio (6:1) provides personal attention to ensure optimal social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development of the child.
Summer Art Camps
Line+Form Atelier is thrilled to be hosting 7 weeks of art camp this summer!
June: Insect+Bee Camp, Unicorn+Fairy Camp (sold out), Art in Motion
July: Street Art Camp, Fashion Design Camp (sold out), Anime+Comics Camp (sold out), Unicorn+Fairies Camp Session 2
Camps are suitable for children ages 5-12 and are held Mon-Thurs from 9-3pm.
Summer Camps at Newfields
Play, Imagine, Discover, Create. Join us for summer fun at Newfields. Participate in weeklong adventures with nature and the arts. Visit the galleries inside the Indianapolis Museum of Art, a historic mansion (complete with a secret staircase), The Garden bursting with blooms, and an outdoor art and nature park. Learn alongside an accomplished team of educators. Experiment with traditional and nontraditional materials, make a portfolio of work to take home, and share that work with your family during an end of the week exhibition. All these fun and exciting activities are designed to accommodate your child’s educational and artistic needs.
The Magical Art of Printmaking by Robin McBride Sc...
Printmaking surrounds us and is an integral part of our society today. We depend on printed text, advertising and art as a primary source for information and entertainment. Students will create their own relief printing plates, ink them up and produce a print. Once a relief plate is made multiple prints can be made from the same plate, unlike other art forms. As a ﬁne art form, printmaking continues to be recognized around the world for its method, diversity, and beauty.
The Rainbow Fish
The Rainbow Fish will enchant even the youngest child with his silver scales and heart of gold in a charming adaptation of Marcus Pfizer’s award-winning books about the beautiful fish who learned to share his most prized possession. Mermaid Theatre’s striking puppetry production includes two delightful companion stories, Rainbow Fish Discovers the Deep Sea and Opposites. Don’t miss this opportunity to share this special story with your students!
The Whole Child: Digging into Reggio-inspired Prac...
Part 2 of the workshop takes place at the IPS/Butler Lab School 60. During this 3 hour workshop, we will visit with Abby Bucher and learn more about what Reggio-inspired practice can look like in a public school in Indianapolis. We will take a tour and notice environments, we will do some materials exploration that can then be put into practice in your own setting, and we will look at a couple of projects that have been done with students in Indianapolis that shows how we have been inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach.
Tree of Dreams
Guided by Sofiya Inger, students will explore the visual language of color and symbols. They will communicate who they are by designing an image on a fabric leaf. In the 3-5 day residency, the leaves can be made into a collaborative wall hanging.
Viewfinders: A School to Museum Program
The Viewfinders Program is a school partnership program active in many elementary schools throughout the city of Indianapolis. Through Viewfinders, Newfields trains classroom teachers to utilize Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS), a teaching technique that gives students the opportunity to share their ideas, build new perspectives, and learn to disagree respectfully – all while looking at and talking about works of art.
The Viewfinders Program uses VTS because it is a research-based teaching method that has been shown to improve the critical thinking and language skills of students who consistently participate in these open-ended discussions. Though the discussion is about a work of art, the skills that students develop as they make observations and support their ideas with evidence are relevant in all subject areas. VTS can be easy to learn and offers teachers a proven strategy to meet the current demands of the classroom. Find out more about Visual Thinking Strategies.
The Viewfinders Program provides teachers with professional development throughout the school year with workshops and in-class coaching. Teachers facilitate a number of VTS lessons with students using carefully selected artworks. These lessons help students develop their looking, thinking, and communication skills while exposing them to a wide variety of artworks. The final component of the program provides students the opportunity to visit The IMA at Newfields in the spring to exercise their new skills in front of real works of art.
The Viewfinders Program meets many existing Indiana Academic Standards.
For more information about the Viewfinders program, contact the Coordinator of School and Group Services.
We Are the People (North American Indians)
Eiteljorg Guides will help students compare Native American resources, traditional and contemporary environments, arts and cultures from across North America. A portion of this tour will concentrate on the art, history an cultures of the Miami, Potawatomi, Delaware and other Native peoples of Indiana. View art and artifacts from the museum’s collection as well as those on loan from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. This tour is IDOE Academic -standards based, aligned with the visual arts, language arts and social studies subjects. See the Mihtohseenionki Teachers’ Resource Guide here: https://eiteljorg.org/for-educators/educator-resources/. Older students and adults will enjoy this tour, also.
Play and Learn!
Foster a young imagination through pretend play, sing-a-longs, gallery art hunts, and hands-on art activities. Suggested for children ages 2 to 5 and their grown-ups. Lessons change weekly.
Worming Into Books by Bonnie Stahlecker
This workshop will capitalize on the student’s knowledge of earthworms by introducing them to bookmaking, illustration and different writing styles. Each student will make a cleverly folded book with room for a long illustration of a worm and four pages of writing. The students will have the choice to create a fictional tale about their worm or they can make their worms realistic and write reports full of worm facts.
Teachers are encouraged to read Herman and Marguerite: An Earth Story by J. O’Callahan or Diary of a Worm, prior to visit.
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