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Lake Country Academy Students Get Unique Learning Experience at JMKAC

For the past several months, the Animal Magnetism exhibition at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center (JMKAC) has been a destination of discovery for the pre-K through eighth grade students at Lake Country Academy. The students visited the art center so they could attend the Footlight Performing Arts Series and also participate in creating a personal studio art project led by art center staff.

First through seventh graders created a bird photogram using photosensitive paper exposed to light. After the students drew their one-of-a-kind bird on sketch paper, the sketch was transferred to a clear plastic sheet with a marker. Students then added collage elements from nature and exposed their assemblage to the light table where the photosensitive paper turned light blue and exposed their bird design. Using mixed media, students designed a border to be used as a frame for their artwork.

When the primary students returned to school, they took the bird theme one step further and used model magic to form an original bird creation. Beads and feathers were used to more closely resemble the nature theme shown at the JMKAC.

Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
March 15, 2011