Spring Break Classes

 
  • Des Moines
  • Art Center
  • 4700 Grand Ave
  • Des Moines, Iowa
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  • John & Mary Pappajohn
  • Sculpture Park
  • 13th and Grand Ave
  • Downtown
  • Des Moines, Iowa
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2014 Spring Break Classes: Time Travelers!
Students pre-K through sixth grade will "jump" into the time and space of various
artworks found in the museum created between 1881 and 2011.  

Spring Break Classes:  
Tuition $18 ($15 members) per session / Material fee $5
Supervised lunchtime is available for $5 per day; students must bring their own lunch.

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  • Caught in a Comic

    Monday, March 17 / 9:30 — 11:30 am
    A191 Grades Pre-K — Kindergarten
    A291 Grades 1 — 3
    A391 Grades 4 — 6

    Imagine yourself as a character in a comic book strip as you create comic inspired artwork.

    Collection inspiration: Roy Lictenstein, The Great Pyramids, 1969

  • Party Planner

    Monday, March 17 / 12:30 — 2:30 pm
    A192 Grades Pre-K — Kindergarten
    A292 Grades 1 — 3
    A392 Grades 4 — 6

    Design a party fit for a painting. Whether a Western, rainbow, or space theme, your artwork will be adorned with fabulous texture and sparkle.

    Collection inspiration: James Gobel, The Problem of Leisure, What to do for Pleasure, 2011

  • Museum Makeover Masterpiece

    Tuesday, March 18 / 9:30 — 11:30 am
    A193 Grades Pre-K — Kindergarten
    A293 Grades 1 — 3
    A393 Grades 4 — 6

    Everyone loves a makeover! Here's your opportunity to transport a beloved character in a museum portrait to a new time and place.

    Collection inspiration: Henri Matisse, Woman in White, 1946

  • Flight and Fantasy

    Tuesday, March 18 / 12:30 — 2:30 pm
    A194 Grades Pre-K — Kindergarten
    A294 Grades 1 — 3
    A394 Grades 4 — 6

    From mythology to folklore to today's fiction, flight is an inspiring phenomenon. Create a sculpture poised to soar using air dry clay.

    Collection inspiration: Constantin Brancusi, Maiastra, 1912

  • Party Crashers

    Wednesday, March 19 / 9:30 — 11:30 am
    A195 Grades Pre-K — Kindergarten
    A295 Grades 1 — 3
    A395 Grades 4 — 6

    Crash the party and create a self-portrait in your favorite party gear, and set in an extraordinary environment.

    Collection inspiration: Alex Katz, Ada's Garden, 2000

  • Everyday Art

    Wednesday, March 19 / 12:30 — 2:30 pm
    A196 Grades Pre-K — Kindergarten
    A296 Grades 1 — 3
    A396 Grades 4 — 6

    Create colorful and sparkling prints of everyday objects.

    Collection inspiration: Andy Warhol, Diamond Dust Shoes, 1980

  • A Very Peculiar Picnic

    Thursday, March 20 / 9:30 — 11:30 am
    A197 Grades Pre-K — Kindergarten
    A297 Grades 1 — 3
    A397 Grades 4 — 6

    Create colorful drawings of yourself and friends by combining the viewpoint of an ant with the viewpoint of a bird.

    Collection inspiration: Pablo Picasso, Head of Woman, 1943

  • Dining Out

    Thursday, March 20 / 12:30 — 2:30 pm
    A198 Grades Pre-K — Kindergarten
    A298 Grades 1 — 3
    A398 Grades 4 — 6

    What's your favorite restaurant? Invite a lonely museum character to eat dinner with you in a watercolor painting.

    Collection inspiration: Edward Hopper, Automat, 1927

  • Bad Hair Day

    Friday, March 21 / 9:30 — 11:30 am
    A199 Grades Pre-K — Kindergarten
    A299 Grades 1 — 3
    A399 Grades 4 — 6

    Bring your bed head to this workshop as inspiration for a scratchboard print.

    Collection inspiration: Jean DuBuffet, Villager with Close-Cropped Hair, 1947

  • Road Trip

    Friday, March 21 / 12:30 — 2:30 pm
    A1910 Grades Pre-K — Kindergarten
    A2910 Grades 1 — 3
    A3910 Grades 4 — 6

    Journey through various landscapes in the museum: from the sea, to the mountains, to Iowa's farmland. Paint a modern landscape that inspires you.

    Collection inspiration: Grant Wood, The Birthplace of Herbert Hoover, 1931