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In-School Arts Residency: A Visit to the CAC – Un Paseo al Centro de Arte

Four story brick building with adjacent courtyard

A Visit to the Children's Art Centre - Un Paseo al Centro de Arte
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Last week, the K-2 students took a short field trip over to the Children's Art Centre on Rutland St. Although we usually conduct the art classes in their own classrooms at the Hurley School, this year we will be having class in the CAC once a month or so. The art centre celebrated its centennial this year and was founded as the first fine arts museum in the country specifically designed for children. Today it houses many of United South End Settlements' youth arts programs, including Teen Art with the Hurley middle schoolers, after school art and our Vacation and Summer Arts Programs. You can read more about the fascinating history of the CAC and see photos from the archives here.

K-2 students worked in small groups (with an adult to help them!) to follow a recipe and make their own play dough! Students took turns measuring, adding and mixing the ingredients. Each group made a different color, then divided up their play dough to share with their classmates so that each child could take home a little bit of each color. Following recipes like this one helps students develop their math skills and understanding of sequence at the same time as they learn about color mixing and sculpting!

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La semana pasada, los estudiantes de K-2 hicieron un paseo al Centro de Arte Infantil (Children's Art Centre) en Rutland Street. Aunque normalmente damos las clases de arte dentro de sus salones en la Escuela Hurley, este año los niños disfrutarán de unas clases especiales en el Centro de Arte.
Este año el Centro de Arte celebró su centenario. En su fundación fue el primer museo de bellas artes dedicado específicamente a los niños. Hoy en dia es la sede de muchos de los programas de arte para jóvenes y niños de la organización United South End Settlements. Incluyen el programa de arte para los estudiantes de la escuela intermedia de la Hurley, clases de arte después de la escuela, y nuestros programas de arte durante las vacaciones y el verano. Puedes ver muchas fotos de los archivos y leer (en inglés) sobre la interesante historia del Centro aquí.

Los niños de K-2 trabajaron en grupos (¡con la ayuda de las maestras!) a seguir una receta para preparar su propia plastilina. Los estudiantes tomaron turnos midiendo, agregando y mezclando los ingredientes. Cada grupo hizo un color diferente y dividieron su plastilina para compartir con sus compañeros. Cada niño llevó un poco de cada color. ¡Mientras siguen recetas como estas, los niños desarrollen sus conceptos de la matemática y su entendimiento de la secuencia a la vez que practican mezclar colores y crear esculturas!

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