The three Grade 2 classes went on a field trip to Montreal last week to visit Les Musees Des Beaux Arts.
Watch the slideshow below to see a bit of what we experienced.
When we got to the museum we were early so we had a chance to eat our snack. Then our first activity was an introductory tour of the museum with a hands on activity of creating our own mini books of art. Each class split into two groups and had an Educator from the museum to lead us. We learned about the many collections in the museum. The leaders were impressed that our students knew so much about art. We knew that there were portraits, landscapes, still life, masks, sculptures and photos in the museum. There are also decorative arts like furniture, plates, and jewelry. We learned that Contemporary art is art of today. In our mini book we decorated our name, then chose either landscape, portrait or still life and created our own. For our third piece we went downstairs where they had modern and contemporary art. We created a pop up piece of art.
Then we went back to the lunch room and ate our lunch. After lunch we had guided tour of the musuem. Again, each class was split in two for the tour. The tours were different but in my tour our guide took us to a room that had a Picasso painting . My students loved it. We were also so excited to notice a stick figure sculpture by Alberto Giacometti in the same room. Then we went to a room that had paintings of Napeoleon. We learned that Napoleon was a famous emperor of France. You can identify him in the paintings as he is the only one that wore his hat from side to side and has a white horse.
Back at school we had a chance to see everyone’s mini book.