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Discovery Charter School Students Busy Touring Art Galleries

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Published on May 09, 2018 with No Comments

Pictured: Mrs. Michelle Blazer’s 2nd grade class from Discovery Charter School of Porter visit Lubeznik Art Center in Michigan City and take a close look at Aimee Tomasek’s 4-H beekeeping photographs

Students of Discovery Charter School have been busy touring art galleries and points of artistic interest this spring. Thanks to the Indiana Arts Commission with support from South Shore Arts, the 1st-8th grade students are able to travel away from their campus to appreciate many facets of art. Lubeznik Art Center of Michigan City is one such stop where youth engage in the center’s art workshop and take a docent-led tour of the 3 galleries there. This season’s Lubeznik show “Birds and Bees” is especially in alignment with Discovery’s mission of exploring the natural world around them. Discovery has it’s own honey bee hive and the kids know a lot about birds too, but to see these as representative of ideas about the environment creates an “ah-ha” moment for them.  The IAC grant also allowed Discovery’s 3rd grade group to explore the Art Institute of Chicago in March and their 7th grade class to study Beverly Shores’ Century of Progress homes and take a walking tour of those. 7th grade was also treated to a sneak peek of the Train Depot Museum’s current 5×5 Art Exhibit during their April visit to Beverly Shores. The school’s kindergarten class invites Lubeznik educators onto their own campus to create projects and learn about children’s illustrators in their 3 classrooms. Discovery art teacher, Annette Hansen adds “We have been honored to receive this IAC grant for the last 5 years and also greatly appreciate the partnerships we have formed in the arts community because of it.”

 

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