While at the broad we got to see a traveling display of Andy Warhol art, ranging from prints to photos. Students got a chance to pick quotes, choose an art piece they thought best embodied it, then explain to the group why they choose that specific art piece. Along with that we got a chance to see art, science and math meet on one art piece where it was a robot with a pen and you could use a phone number to text it directions like up, down, left, and right.
Then we visited the Kresge School of Art on MSU's campus where we got a tour of the art department as well as a peek at the undergraduate and graduate work currently on display. Students got a chance to learn about some of the things art students create and the artists choices and how the school supports them! From there we visited some of the art galleries off of MSU's campus and where some groups got a chance to not only see local artists work but even talk with them and see their work space where they create some of the art available in the gallery.
Form there we went downtown to the capital and ended with the Lansing Art Gallery, where the students got to see other student artists who entered and got into the very prestigious Art Scholarship Alert, where participants earn not only publicity of their art but also money for supplies and school! There were some Williamston student artists there as well as the main winner who was a participant of our Figure Study Class.
This whole thing would have not been possible without a grant from Michigan Youth Arts, who provided funding for us to see this all without having it cost anything to the students or school!
It was a great time, and if you were unable to attend keep an eye out for the announcement next year, 2019!