Monarchs Need Milkweed by Bonnie Stahlecker
This program uses the art of bookmaking to engage students in a conversation about ecology. Each student will make a book that illustrates the crucial relationship between the monarch butterfly and the milkweed plant. With visual examples Bonnie will emphasize the special connection necessary for the monarch to continue to exist. Prior to the visit, teachers are encouraged to show the students the YouTube videos: Amazing Life Cycle of a Monarch Butterfly and Monarch Butterflies Migration Google Earth Tour.
Picture Power by William Rasdell
From advertising to internet memes photographic imagery has increasingly become a primary medium of persuasion. In this session students will engage in a discussion about what makes images powerful and persuasive and dissect how images may impact their lives. Students will create their own imagery to communicate a message.
Playful Prints by Robin McBride Scott
Printmaking is a rewarding art form that allows children to try out different techniques and to see cause and effect in action. Playful Prints is an opportunity for students to create artwork in a completely new way using a pencil, foam plate, inks and paper to create multiple pieces of art from one drawing.
Preview Dress Performance: Elixir of Love
We invite high school and college students to attend the preview dress rehearsal performance of our mainstage opera at no cost. This semester we are presenting Elixir of Love, by Gaetano Donizetti, sung in Italian with English supertitles.
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.
SoundSport International Music & Food Festival...
The SoundSport International Music & Food Festival will return to downtown Indianapolis, offering a family-focused community gathering as part of Drum Corps International World Championships festivities.
Building upon the wildly popular SoundSport® and DrumLine Battle™ events now in their 7th year, the event will feature more than 35 ensembles from the U.S., Canada and around the globe competing in downtown Indy the morning and afternoon of Saturday, August 10.
The exciting day of performances will mark the culmination of the summer portion of the year-round performance opportunities for the global SoundSport and DrumLine Battle programs, all taking part in a festival-like atmosphere with some of Indianapolis’ best food vendors onsite and entertainment aplenty.
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.
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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