Saturday, January 14, 2012

City Springs Students Visit Walters Art Museum

Over the past few weeks groups of City Springs School students have had the wonderful opportunity to visit and learn about the art at The Walters Art Museum. City Springs Art Teacher Kasey Trudgeon shares her impressions about the visits below.
Although I was told by both docents of Ms. Hagemann's class how much fun they had with our students, it was wonderful to hear them say, as the door was shutting behind me, "what a wonderful group of students" they really are.

I overheard the students and the docents having intellectual conversations about Ancient Greece and Greek mythology, and, at one point, a group of students and their docent were actually quietly dancing through the museum to the Greek celebration music their docent was playing for them.

The artistic ability, creativity, and imagination of the students in Ms. Roberts' class were all duly noted by the studio art teacher at the Walters. These students attended the "Telling Stories Through Art" exhibit, and during their studio visit, created 3-D artwork that told a story of its own by using the different story elements.

The Academy [Middle Grades Students] also contributed to the reputation of City Springs when they attended. A docent for a group of seventh grade boys said that their group knew more than any other group she had ever given a tour to; while a docent for a group of eighth grade girls noted what a wonderful group we had representing our school.

Many of our students cannot wait to go back on their own to visit the rest of the museum!
We would like to thank The Walters Art Museum for welcoming our students. Not only did our students gain relevant information for what they are learning in class; but they also gained an invaluable experience in their very own city.

About The Walters Art Museum
The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland is internationally renowned for its collection of art, which was amassed substantially by two men, William and Henry Walters, and eventually bequeathed to the City of Baltimore. The collection presents an overview of world art from pre-dynastic Egypt to 20th-century Europe, and counts among its many treasures Greek sculpture and Roman sarcophagi; medieval ivories and Old Master paintings; Art Deco jewelry and 19th-century European and American masterpieces.

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