Kentucky Art and Craft Foundation is excited to announce our Field Trip
Workshop Series for the 2002-2003 school year!!! Upon arrival students are
given a tour of the current exhibit,
and are encouraged to discuss and critique the work in terms of
content, style and technique. After touring the exhibition, students
work on a hands-on art project that is connected to the exhibition.
trip activities are aligned with Kentucky's Core Content. Click
to see Core Content Goals.
-Field trip workshops
run from 9:30am-1:00pm, (Lunch is not provided but, there will be a
30 minute break where students can take their lunches to a near by park,
weather permitting or eat inside of the KACF Education Center.)
-Field trip cost is
$150 for a maximum group of 25 students k-12. * Please note that this
limit is in effect from August 2002-March 2003. In April 2003, KACF
will move to a larger facility on 715 Main Street which will allow us to
take up to 50 students.*
will receive pre-visit materials to prepare students for their visit.
are taken first-come/first serve basis. Call Education Director, Shayne Hull at (502)589-0155 ext. 209 or e-mail him at
and Painting the Figure
This workshop series
will be offered in conjunction with our annual Bottled Spirits
exhibition, which features ceramic vessel forms from all over the world.
Traditionally, the majority of these ‘bottles’ are done in a
humorous figurative mode. The
human figure will be the springboard for kids to explore ideas
about faces, bodies, people, images and clothes, as well as using their
creativity in sculpture and painting.
Students will create
a small ‘figure’, using both two- and three-dimensional processes.
They will construct an armature for a bust, build up the form with
clay, sculpt facial features and paint the bust.
The finished busts will be mounted on a wooden base, which the
students will then paint ‘the rest of the body’ onto.
class will work as a group to create their own ‘class bottle’.
Students will be introduced to an exciting polymer clay technique
called ‘caning’, which is a glassblowing technique for creating
intricate cross-sectional designs. Each
participant will create their own one-of-a-kind design and apply it to a
glass bottle form. The
finished bottle will be a wonderful addition to your school’s art
Students who attend
this workshop will get a tour of Holidazzle, an exhibit that covers
a wide spectrum of craft media and includes, folk art, turned wood objects,
quilts, baskets, ceramics, glass, jewelry and much more. After
viewing this multimedia exhibit students will learn the art of jewelry design by
creating several pieces of jewelry from polymer clay and wire.
Inspirations for design will come from various cultures across the globe,
centering around the theme of holidays.
January 16-March 15
Students will have a
unique opportunity to view a wide range of art work by Kentucky artists who have been awarded
the distinguished Early Times
Scholarship. Every year since 1988 KACF has awarded approximately
four scholarships, generously underwritten by Early Times , to Kentucky
craftspeople. The Early Times Sampler exhibit will
feature new work by past and recent winners of scholarship award. Students will closely look at artists who concentrate in
bookmaking and paper making, as they will be making a series of art books
during the hands-on workshop. First,
the history of books will be covered showing how the scroll became an
accordion format book, which in turn then became a codex. Examples of each
will be shown. Next, students will make their own accordion format flag
books which resemble pop-ups when opened. We will then write fortunes,
favorite mottos or sayings in them.
April 16th-the End
This workshop is in conjunction
with The Glass Vessel: An International Invitational.
Students will have the opportunity to view studio glass art from artists
around the world and will specifically take notice of casted glass vessels
as they will follow a similar technique during the art-making part of the
field trip. In this workshop
students will learn the multi-step process of mold-making and casting a
piece in plaster . They will begin by working with
Plastiline, a reusable non-drying clay, by making a form
from which they will make a plaster mold. The mold will then be prepared
for making a cast in plaster. The cast piece will then be broken out
from the mold and mounted on a small base.