*LUX Art Institute Traveling Valise Project: The Naturalist

Event Type: Arts & Culture
Age Group(s): Child
Date: 8/1/2018
Start Time: 3:00 PM
End Time: 5:00 PM
 With the Naturalist Valise, students learn about the job of naturalist and discuss what a naturalist and an artist have in common. A vintage suitcase, filled with the personal belongings of a naturalist, reveals the identity of an individual dedicated to exploring and examining her surroundings. Artist Gail Roberts collaged and sculpted each object inside the suitcase from found natural materials. Some of the items are practical binoculars and sunglasses to see the world clearly and a journal and camera to record every observation. But other items are frivolous and playful, like the leaf-covered pumps decorated with acorn brooches, and the complete vanity set made from twigs and sticks. To complement the presentation, students will engage with air-dry clay to create sculptural representations of a personal object and decorate it with only found organic debris. Registration is requested; please call or visit the library to sign up beginning June 1. For ages 6 to 12.
Library: Encinitas