Vashon High School students.
Vashon High School students.

Drop In Workshops

During a Drop In Workshop, a museum educator leads visual literacy and art-making activities that draw inspiration from exhibitions currently on view at the museum. Projects are scaled for different age groups/grades and can be completed within one class period. Whether your class meets in person or online, CAM provides project-specific supplies and tailors to your needs. Please note that Drop In Workshops are currently being offered virtually.

Current lessons include:

  • The Stars in My Streets: Create a clay tile that blends found objects and abstract patterns in this project inspired by Kahlil Robert Irving’s Star Wars [{street wars}]. Ideal for K–12 grade.
  • In the Garden: Create paper flowers and butterflies, drawing on symbols and imagery found in Ebony G. Patterson’s work. Ideal for 2–12 grade.
  • Flower Power: Make a kinetic sculpture inspired by Rachel Youn’s Gather, using a simple machine to create our own moving artworks. Ideal for 3–12 grade.
  • Clean Green Floral Machine (Advanced): Make a more complex kinetic sculpture inspired by Rachel Youn’s Gather, using a simple machine to create our own moving artworks. Ideal for 5–12 grade.
  • A Social Medium: Taking cues from Kahlil Robert Irving’s work, create a social media collage using either printed materials or just your computer, tablet, or phone. Ideal for 5–12 grade.

Interested in booking a Drop In Workshop? Fill out this form or contact us at dropin@camstl.org.