Saturday, January 31, 2009

Living Calgary stops by for a visit!

Check it out!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Year Of the Ox

Hi, I am the Giant Chair

This week we celebrated Chinese New Year, this is the year of the Ox!




First the creative kids started with a box (box rhymes with Ox, it was definitely a good choice of materials).






Next they covered the box in fur and gave it a furry nose and horns.










When it was all covered, they painted the horns, made a wreath of flowers, and made a few lanterns for decoration.





Happy New Year!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Stone Sculptors Guild of North America

Hi, im the Artist Space, This week we said goodbye to the Stone Sculptors Guild of North America, they were kind enough to answer a few questions before they left:


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Here is Brian's website if you want to see his work or ask him questions:

http://www.brianpawlakmfa.com/







Did you know that:



The Stone Sculptor’s Guild of North America (SSGNA) is a non-profit organization founded in 1994. Our mandate is to teach and encourage the art of stone carving in North America and around the world. We have regular meetings and support regular events such as competitions and symposia. We foster an understanding and awareness of the sculpture process.

SSGNA is a group of sculptors creating permanent sculptures for the community. Working in a variety of stone, the group is promoting local awareness of this most ancient art form. The contemporary works of art created by the artists of SSGNA are made to last millennia. The guild has contributed more than 39 sculptures to the City of Calgary (Outwest Park, Barclay Mall, Bow River pathway at 14th Street, Pumphouse Theatre, and Mount Royal College).

The SSGNA group of artists has conducted a Stone Sculpture Symposium Conference in Calgary last summer from July 16 to August 31, 2007. In this Symposium Conference, the sculptors of our guild created their own individual interpretations of “The Circle of Life” out of stone. From this event a permanent Sculpture Park was created here in Calgary for everyone to enjoy. Sculpture is the only “visual” art form that the visually impaired are able to enjoy.



Now you know!

Creating Soundscapes

Hi this is the Theatre,

I have had many visits from Grade 3, one of the school programs that they work on is called "Creating Soundscapes". The students work together by using a music program to create their own original songs


Today we had a visit from Langevin School this is the song that they created, creatively enough , the title is "The Song"



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Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Band takes a break from Practice

Hi, This is the Sound and Music Area speaking! I am the part of the Museum where visitors can explore Music! Somewhere inside my walls live Dr. Billy and the Teddy Bear Experience. They are a fuzzy rock 'n roll band and best friends. Have you ever seen them practice? You have to look all around for them, they are kind of difficult to find! Dr. Billy is a doctor of sound, he does the arrangements and writes the songs. Teddy is the bass player, he enjoys the simple things in life. Rabbit plays lead guitar and does the vocals, he is the one that tells the other band members when their guitars need tuning. His ears were made for listening!

Today after all the visitors left the building, Dr. Billy and the Teddy Bear Experience took a break from band practice, and explored the Creative Kids Museum:




They waited until everyone was gone and snuck out from their rehearsal space. Do you know where they rehearse? Next time you visit us, try to find them! they are ALWAYS practicing (except, ofcourse, when they are not).




Rabbit and Dr Billy played with my musical floor, while Teddy was mesmerized by my disco ball.



Then they went into my Techno Room where Dr Billy broke down some serious beats while Rabbit did some mixing. Teddy could not stop staring at my disco ball!


Rabbit went into my JAM Room, and listened very closely to the new sounds that Dr Billy was experimenting with. Its very helpful to have Big ears when you play in a band! Then I could not see them anymore, but I could tell they were very inspired by the sounds that they experimented with!


Hi Im the Sculpture Pit, I am the part of the Museum where you can build, invent and construct!

Here Teddy and Dr. Billy put together a carrot for Rabbit. He could only imagine eating a carrot that big!



Listening...


"Can you hear me now?" Teddy said.


Dr. Billy posed for a portrait at the Collage Area, Rabbit did the gluing, and Teddy handed him the materials! It looks just like him don't you think?


Oh dear. Sometimes when you are with friends, things can get a little silly!



Teddy needed some quiet time after all that giggling, and read the Band members a story about a Frog.

"WOAH!"



Hi Im the Theatre, Im the place where you can act out stories, put on plays, puppet shows, dance, or even act out scenes from your favorite movies!

"Hello!"yells Rabbit.

"Hi!" yells Dr. Billy.

"How is it going?" sais Teddy.


Hello I am the Giant Chair, I welcome you into the Creative Kids Museum. Dr. Billy is always such a joker that he decided to show off for his friends. "Get Down Dr! Those things are not for climbing!!"



Although things did not end as planned the band sure had a great time! (Not to worry Dr. Billy can still play the guitar!)


Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Let me introduce myself!

I (Creative Kids Museum) was born (opened) October 2006. I live at the TELUS World of Science-Calgary.

Come and Visit me:



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