In-School Exploration, Online Virtual Exploration

Provider: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Contact: Mia Strickland

Starting cost per student: $0

Additional Info: * Programming for the 2021-2022 school year will be at no-cost. Contact for in person.

Max. Capacity:

Transportation Needed?  No

Who Arranges Transportation?

Is Financial Assistance Offered?  No


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This workshop is available virtually or in person.

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Description of this Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Exploration:

Students will learn how illustrators can use portraits to show character traits. Through the lesson, students will look at how artists use portraits to tell about their subjects, do a close read of a passage about a character in a story, and create a portrait of the character. As illustrators, your students will be guided to pay close attention to as many of the characteristics that the author describes in order to create a portrait. The learning experience will include “Close Reading”, Sketching, and Watercolor painting.

Teaching Artist: Kat Sjogren

Length: 30 minutes (virtual); 45-55 min (in person)

Virtual lessons will be through Zoom or a platform of your choice.


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