I came into the class today wearing a lab coat. Henia asked me, "Why are you wearing that?" I asked her, "What do you think?" Henia replied, "You probably want to paint." "Absolutely," I answered. Everyone commented, "Just like Eric Carle!" Of the many interesting things we saw and learned yesterday, one was a picture of Eric Carle painting, using a broom. He was wearing a lab coat. Both the broom and lab coat were on display. Dovid modeled our child size lab coats (old white dress shirts) and Morah Sara brought in a broom for us to paint with next week.
The tour at the museum began with our docent, Miss Beth pointing out that an artist had designed the museum itself. The children found squares, circles and triangles in the building.
On display in the special Eric Carle exhibit, were his original illustrations. Ms. Beth gave us some background to a few of the books and the children played a scavenger hunt game that we brought, trying to find the pictures displayed that they had on their paper.
We visited the African gallery. Yoni liked the headdress and mask best of all at the museum.
We saw a few other art works. Below is huge bowl shaped art work made with hundreds of triangular shaped mirrors. Besides for the beautiful reflections, if you stand in front of in and talk, you will hear an echo!
The visit ended with an art workshop, which Cassie thought was the best part of the outing. We used color stix to make rubbings and then cut out Eric Carle type painted papers to copy pictures of animals.
We noticed that Eric Carle, like us, draws self-portraits. His has a butterfly coming out of his head.
Max, Henia and Ari Shacham were joyous in the elevators, as we went up and down to the different parts of the museum.
Back at school the children shared what they enjoyed most on the field trip. Noa liked everything. Hannah liked the art in the galleries that we visited. Dovid liked matching Eric Carle's illustrations with those on his paper. Ari Effron, Freeda ,Ruth, Cassie and Sam mentioned the art project. The car ride with friends is always a highlight. Reed, Max and Pearl and Ruth thought that was the most fun. Levi found the docent, Miss Beth, very interesting. Henia was intrigued by Eric Carle's lab coat.
Shaya summed up all our feelings when he said, "This was the best day ever!" Izzy added, "A field trip with all my friends is so much fun!"