Learning to Look and Listen | Tuesday mornings

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Ages 3 – 6, w/one adult
Learning to Look and Listen
Tuesday mornings
10 – 11 am
January 15 – March 5

Child w/one adult: $125 member | $135 non-member (additional adults attending the class are required to pay a program participation fee)
Instructor: Ruth Anderson

Children join an adult caregiver in this popular intergenerational program with Museum-inspired lessons and art activities that inspire verbal development, visual awareness, dynamic conversation, imagination, creativity, confidence, and self-expression. Both adult caregivers and children have the opportunity to create works of art in this program. Student artwork is exhibited in the Art in Bloom Education Gallery exhibition in April.

Projects are not repeated throughout the year. Most students attend for consecutive seasons, and many attend for several years.

Individualized attention, small classes, frequent gallery tours, and master teachers are hallmarks of the Michener Art Museum’s exceptional arts programs. Through exposure to a variety of art forms and art materials, all courses encourage the development of new skills and build confidence in creative expression. The Michener’s permanent collections balanced with changing exhibitions provide ongoing opportunities for looking at and learning about a variety of art forms in new ways. Student work is exhibited in the Education Gallery throughout the year. All art classes at the Michener keep art at the heart of education.

Faculty member Ruth Anderson holds a Master’s Degree in Art Education from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. She has completed postgraduate work in fine arts, art education, special education, and school administration. Ruth received Pennsylvania’s Outstanding Art Educator Award in 1983. She is currently the Director of Arts Education at the Michener. One parent noted, “Ruth has a natural gift with children that grows from her heart. She is patient, respectful, creative, and inspiring. Her classrooms are successfully nurturing our next generation of artists.”