Katherine Walker Schlageck
, education and public service supervisor for the Mariana Kistler Beach Museum of Art
, teaches a program about art and aesthetics.The painting was critiqued for its sense of perspective and quality.Jenny Braniff/Collegian
Every other Thursday , Katherine Walker Schlageck
, education and public service supervisor for the museum , conducts Arts Above the Arch lectures and workshops in the UMB Theatre at the museum.
The idea of this is for anyone to learn more about art , Schlageck
talked to the audience about how to present art to children in a way they will understand and appreciate.Schlageck
told the audience their interaction with children is very important.
For this to work , you all have to pretend you are kids , Schlageck
went through two different paintings during her
asked the audience a series of descriptive questions for each painting and let them respond.
The longer you look , the more things you'll see in this , Schlageck
said it is a good idea to tell kids to write down everything they saw in the painting because it would help them understand the artwork.
The museum uses the Edmund Burke Feldman's Aesthetic Criticism method of looking at art.This is the same method used by the Manhattan public schools
said it was important to use the same method because children will familiarize themselves with the method.Children also will organize questions and information logically by providing a similar framework for looking at art.
After Schlageck's lecture , the audience divided into five groups and moved into the Donna Lindsey Vanier Gallery
In the gallery , Schlageck
explained the five ways to approach looking at artwork -- aesthetic , narrative , logical/quantitative , foundational and experiential quests.She
said these different quests were important because each child will approach art in a different way.
said people should make the art relate to themselves by what she
showed them in her
I have never been exposed to art until recently.