Friday, September 18, 2009

Degas' Dancers

We are right in the middle of our Dancing Days celebration here at Please Touch Museum. There are still some pretty exciting events and performances coming up that will have you looking for the nearest aisle to dance in!

In addition to offering kids opportunities to dance, Dancing Days also provides other ways to be creative. In our Program Room, kids can use oil pastel crayons to create their own beautiful portraits through an activity called Degas’ Dancers. Edgar Degas, the famed French Impressionist, is well known for his oil pastel portraits of ballerinas and dancers, and examples of his work can be seen at the activity table.

Here are a few dancers that have been drawn by some of our visitors so far this month:

What kind of dancer would you draw? Can you show me how they would dance?

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