Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Saturday October 30 2010

Little Learners 10am-11:30 Free with Admission!
Join us for this special class for our visitors 2-5 years old!

Using natural materials we will learn about some of the different types of flora (flowers) in Calgary! We will use magnifying glasses to compare and contrast different types of leaves and other natural materials. We will follow a nature obstacle course, and then use natural materials to make a collaborative birds nest!

Saturday Afternoon Art Drop In 12:00-2:00pm Free with Admission
Specially designed for children 6 and up!

Einstein Portraits
Find out about Einstein, the man, and who he was! You will be able to choose from a variety of mediums to create an Einstein portrait, discover what a portrait is and why they are made, and express your thoughts about Einstein’s life! How can we imagine Einstein – is he more than just a man with frizzy white hair?

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Saturday Afternoon Drop In

August 7: Stop Motion Lego Animation
Can you make a time lapse animation with Lego and your shadow?

August 14: Time-Lapse Shadow Animations
Can you make a time lapse animation with lego and your shadow?

August 21: Overhead Landscape Stopmotion Animations
Can you build a scene with lego and have it move across the screen?

August 28: Live Action Time-Lapse Animation
Can you be a part of your own animation with Lego?

August is Animation Month!

For the month of August we will be creating Lego Animations! Please bring your USB card so you can take a copy of your animation home!!

There will be a screening of all the animations on Saturday September 4th at 1:30 in the Creative Kids Museum Theatre!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Da Vinci Flying Machines

Check out the flying machines that we built!

they don't fly yet.. but soon!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Saturday June 29th 2010

Saturday was the first sunny day in a very long time!!

Little Learner's class were studying the shape of "things" by wrapping them up in yarn!
We learned about Cristo and Jean Claude and we got to work!

Our fingers sure got a workout!! After trying a few different objects, we decided to start wrapping the teacher.. unfortunatly she couldn't reach the camera without getting untied!

The older kids made their own lego masks!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Activities for June 5th

Today in the Little Learner's Program we made Space Shuttles!

The body was made from old plastic bottles, the wings were made with newspapers, then we covered the whole thing in plaster bandage!

All of us started with the same materials, but all our Shuttles look very different!

In the Afternoon the Older kids made soap using lego.
This was a complicated process but it was also very fun!
First, we created something out of lego, then we made an imprint in clay, then we poured liquid nitrogen to freeze the imprint. After that we poured in the soup
and once it hardened we popped the soap out!

Now the Creative kids Museum smells like Vanilla, Rasberry and Mango!!


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Saturday Activities For May 29

May 29th was a great day!

Check out these awesome clay boats that we made!

Some of us got creative when designing our sails!

Some of us got creative with all sorts of different materials:

In the afternoon the older kids made casts of their lego creations:

it was difficult but fun! (we put mom's to work!)

Getting the lego out was the REALLY hard part!

Our City ended up looking Great!!

We got this amazing idea from the great people at Tape Sculpture

This is also similar to the work of Artist Mark Jenkins check out his work