Art Club had the unique opportunity to travel to Grand Rapids for a field trip to Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park.
Not only did the students observe and experience renown works of art, they also participated in a hands-on workshop entitled, "My Inner Artist: Mark di Suvero." In the class, students were challenged to create a collaborative sculpture with very specific requirements including adding a kinetic, or moving, element to their work. When finished, they titled their work and gave an artists' statement presentation to their peers.
Students were also encouraged to find specific sculptures in the gardens and to take the time to sketch in their sketch books. Enrichment opportunities such as this enlarge their world view and expand their understanding in ways that greatly complement the classroom experience.