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This class is full. To place your name on the waitlist, please contact Casey at crepasy@micheneartmuseum.org or call 215.340.9800 x126

Grades 1 – 4
Saturday Mornings
10 am – Noon
January 11 – March 7
Fee: $175 member* | $195 non-member
*Membership discounts apply to those with Household memberships and above
Instructor: Stephanie Bacskai

Discover Art classes will help children enhance their drawing and painting abilities, develop new talents, inspire confidence and creativity, encourage the production of unique works of art, and provide opportunities to master a variety of art materials. Students explore Michener galleries weekly, and use works in the exhibitions as take-off points for their own art making; they also work from photographs, observation, and imagination. Students will use pencil, charcoal, oil and chalk pastels, acrylic paint on canvas, watercolors, and an array of printmaking and collage materials in this program. Student artwork is exhibited in the Art in Bloom Education Gallery exhibition in April. Projects do not repeat, and many students enjoy taking this class in the fall, winter, and spring for consecutive years.

Faculty member Stephanie Bacskai is a Cum Laude graduate from The College of New Jersey earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design and a Masters in the Art of Teaching for Elementary Education. Stephanie has studied typography, printmaking, illustration and graphic design at the American Intercontinental University in London. Stephanie is a highly experienced Enrichment and Gifted & Talented educator, specializing in the area of S.T.E.M. and SustaInability. She has created curriculum and community projects empowering her students to be local and global leaders as a Green Flag USA Eco-School. Stephanie’s innovative lessons have spanned visual and dramatic storytelling projects to large-scale constructions, such as painting rain barrel events, and designing and installing a garden solar oven and a spiraling aquaponics unit at her school.

Stephanie’s educational work has been recognized with the National Wildlife Federation, the Alliance for New Jersey Environmental Education, New Jersey Sustainable Schools and the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C.

Stephanie is a conceptual artist who has a passion for mixed media collage, sculpture, and photography. She is inspired by the form and function of the natural world. Stephanie is excited to share her love for authenticity and collaboration at the Michener. She is currently in her thirteenth year as an educator at Holland Township School in Milford, New Jersey.