Art/ESOL Field Trip to

    FSU Museum of Fine Arts

    Wednesday, May 16, 2012

    10 am--1 pm

    On Wednesday, May 16, Ms Yates' (and Ms Jones) art students grades 4+5, ESOL students grades 2nd--5th and Ms Brady's 3rd grade class went to the FSU Museum of Fine Arts to learn about Italian Renaissance art. Both ESOL and Art students have been studying about the art history during the Italian Renaissance era and about Italian culture. They also learned about the fresco painter Giotto and architect Brunelleschi.
    Dr Viki Thompson Wylder, Education Curator at the FSU MoFA, presented about a painting.
    While at the museum, students also participated in a scavenger hunt and created their own make-and-take art projects.
    Earlier in January, Ms Brady's students attended Mr Maurizio Bertold's presentation. He is the president of CIAO (Capital Italian American Organization). He spoke about Italian culture such as food, language, mosaic and fresco art.
    Also in January, art students listened and viewed Ms Colleen Gail's mosaic art. They learned about her artmaking process before they embarked on their own mosaic project of making a clock. The clocks were exhibited at the downtown public library during Youth Art Month.
    Art students also created a mosaic-inspired canvas mural
    From March 8--May 11, ESOL students read two books: Mario's Angels and Pippo the Fool. They illustrated vocabulary words, completed book reports and wrote about their own fresco drawings.
    Many thanks to the following parents who chaperoned during our field trip: Ms Kilpatrick, 2 Ms Rhodes, Ms Johnson and Mr Saludo!
    Many thanks also to art educator, Sunny Spillane, for chaperoning during our visit to the museum!
    This project was funded by the LCS Foundation mini-grant and the Target Field Trip grant.