UMOCA’s Art Everyday
May 31 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
THROUGH ART EVERYDAY ACTIVITIES AND ART TRUCK 360 VIRTUAL TOURS THE UTAH MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART OFFERS ONLINE EDUCATION PROGRAMMING DURING COVID-19 MUSEUM CLOSURE
Connect with your family and create art by joining UMOCA for Art Everyday! Art Everyday is a program that helps families and K-12 students at home focus a few moments of their time on creating. This program features daily stories on the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art’s (@utahmoca) official Instagram page (https://www.instagram.com/utahmoca/) and website (https://www.utahmoca.org/art-everyday/.) In ten steps or less, every day, we teach a new art project, allowing students to use their imagination during these uncertain times. We see this as the perfect tool for art education and core curriculum development for all the K-12 students at home. Below are a few examples that we have launched recently:
The first is Zine Making. A zine is a self-published book. It can be used to document a student’s experiences during this time. A new book can be made every day with a simple 8×11 piece of paper. We’ve developed projects that use everyday household objects, so people can start creating in their homes.
The second project is Zen Doodling. Meditating on patterns and shapes can open, calm, and relax the mind. For this project, trace circular objects found around the house on paper and create designs in each circle. Using shape, line, and imagination, let your mind wander.
Another example is Cave Drawings. We encourage students to travel back in time and depict life events through pictures using brown paper or a brown paper bag, and crayons, pencils, or markers. To create a cave painting, crumple the paper to make textures that mimic a cave wall, tape it under a table to simulate a cave, crawl into the cave, and begin drawing.
360 VIRTUAL TOUR
The only traveling educational art exhibit of its kind in Utah, the UMOCA Art Truck brings exciting and accessible contemporary art, created by leading local and national artists, directly to schools and community venues across the state free of charge.
The Art Truck has temporarily suspended site visits due to COVID-19 but UMOCA’s Art Truck can now travel to you online!!
This year’s Art Truck exhibition and lessons are transitioning to an online platform through a 360-degree virtual tour. The current exhibition Work/Trabajo, an Audio-Visual Exploration of Effortful Lives, is a series of photographs and audio interviews created and curated by Escalante Elementary School in the Rose Park neighborhood in Salt Lake City. Visit our website to explore the exhibition virtually!