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Monday, February 7, 2011

Halifax field trip - April 1, 2011

Visit to the Halifax Art Gallery (1723 Hollis St.)

“Mostly Maud” and “Walk the Line” are one of the most popular tours at the Art Gallery in Halifax. Both tours are designed for Primary to Grade 9 students.

"Mostly Maud” tours visit folk artist Maud Lewis’ small painted house and view her colourful paintings. Students will also view other works from the Permanent Collection and consider how other artists interpreted their experiences visually.

The artist Paul Klee once described a line as taking a dot for a walk. Lines come in unlimited sizes with many different expressive qualities. Students of the “Walk the Line” tour will discuss how the line as an element of design is used in a variety of art forms. This is a more hands-on tour.

For those who would like to join other homeschoolers in visiting the Art Gallery, the costs are $5 per student (age 6-17). One parent per 5 students goes in free; additional parents pay $6 for the tour. We need to pay a minimum of $50 for a tour. Tours are from 10:00 – 11:30 am.

RSVP to Angelika (see below) with the following information:
1. “Mostly Maud” OR “Walk the Line”?
2. Names and ages of children planning to attend
3. Would you be joining the group at the Museum of Natural History as well?

Visit to the Museum of Natural History (1747 Summer St.)

SUE, the T-Rex is in town! No dinosaur in the world compares to SUE—the largest, most complete, and best preserved Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered. Since we are already in the city, the suggestion is to visit the Museum of Natural History the same day after lunch for $2.75 per student if we go as a group.

Thank you for sending the reply to angelika@ns.sympatico.ca by February 15th.

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