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WATCH: Alison Saar Virtual Exhibition Field Trips

WATCH: Alison Saar Virtual Exhibition Field Trips

Take your students (or yourself) on a virtual Armory field trip and make art with lessons designed by Armory Teaching Artists that meet National Arts Common Core Standards.

These virtual field trips feature artwork from our current exhibition Alison Saar: Of Aether and Earthe. On view in our gallery by appointment, Fridays 4:00 to 8:00 pm or weekends 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.  


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Printmaking Figures (Grades 6 to 12 and beyond)
Developed by Armory Teaching Artists: Danielle Stolz, Gabriella Carboni, and Austyn de Lugo

Learn how figures can tell personal and cultural stories by exploring the art of Alison Saar and creating your own printmaking masterpiece. View and discuss Sea of Serenity by Alison Saar, learn how to draw a proportional figure, and create a cardboard printing plate to create unique layers of color and texture over your drawing.

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Story Box (Grades 3 to 5 and beyond)
Developed by Armory Teaching Artist: Adrienne DeVine

Observe the open chest view of Sapphire that reveals a collection of objects and create a story box made from common household materials and art supplies. Pages on the outside of the box can contain pictures for visual stories or text in the form of words or poetry. The box can be filled with found and treasured objects that represent memories, histories, thoughts, and ideas of the maker.

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These projects were funded in part by grants from: California Arts Council, a state agency. Learn more at; Rowe and Gayle Giesen Trust, a component fund of the Pasadena Community Foundation.
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