During their art class associated with the exhibition, the students learned basic techniques using pastels such as linear strokes, side strokes, blending and overlaying color, as well as history of the artist.
An exhibition of figurative drawings using pastels created by the students during their visit is on display at the museum through Dec. 15.
Admission to the Beeville Art Museum is free of charge and the public is invited to visit the museum and to view the Children Artists of Beeville exhibition. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, Saturdays 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., and the museum is closed Sundays. For more information, call 358-8615 or visit the museum’s Web site at www.BamTexas.org.
One portion of the Beeville Independent School District/Museum of Fine Arts Houston proposal allows grades K-12 to tour exhibits throughout the school year and grades one through six to receive both tours and art classes.
Other programs at the Beeville Art Museum include:
BAM Kids ARtSpace
The BAM Kids ArtSpace is located in the upstairs part of the museum where children accompanied by an adult can take part in an art project.
For December, the ArtSpace will have a Christmas card making project. Any time during the month, children can take part in the holiday art event. Come join in the holiday fun.
Would you be interested in becoming a museum docent for the Beeville Art Museum? A docent is a trained volunteer who leads tours at the museum.
Do not worry – you do not have to know about art. BAM will train you. All you need is a willingness to learn and to share your time and knowledge. You can sign up for as many tours as you like. BAM will have a tour schedule at the training session so you can plan around your personal schedule.
Other opportunities are available at the museum as well. Volunteers can gain experience working with the public and become aware of how art can enrich and enhance lives. Volunteers can greet guests at the door, help with the art activity, or act as a host/hostess at exhibition openings.
Teens can volunteer after school or on weekends if interested. It is also a great way to fulfill service requirements for clubs or scholarships. For more information regarding becoming a docent or volunteer, please call Elizabeth at the BAM, 358-8615.
By offering an internship, the museum helps to fulfill its goal and give young people interested in the arts the priceless gift of experience.
No matter what field the intern ultimately decides to go into, the skills learned while interning at the museum will prove useful. It is a valuable experience to be in a real work environment and learn firsthand about some of the different careers that are available.
Interns will discover new talents and improve on weaknesses. For more information, call Elizabeth at 358-8615.