Nelson-Atkins Homeschool Day Spring 2016



Today was Homeschool Day at Nelson-Atkins, and it was one of the best yet! The kids toured the museum and learned about three different types of art, built with wooden Keva planks, made screen-printed art as well as their own pinch pot to take home, watched pottery made on a wheel, and even signed a wheel-thrown bowl made at homeschool day!

As always, the homeschool day was staffed by the museum’s wonderful volunteers and museum employees. Everyone involved did such a nice job of working with the kids, helping and guiding them as needed, and encouraging the kids to build, create and explore. A special thanks to Red Star Studios for their informative wheel throwing demonstration, and their monthly wheel throwing class for homeschoolers. And a big thanks to the museum staff for putting together another great homeschool day – our families are looking forward to the next one!

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Wheel throwing demonstration

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Some of the pottery examples on display

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Signing the bowl for homeschool day

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Using a brayer to apply paint for the screen-printing art project

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Layering on more paint

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Screen-printing a design

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The finished product!

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Painting a pinch pot

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An example of a finished pinch pot

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Keva planks plus a building example

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One of the towers built of Keva planks

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An architectural project page


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