Reuniting Youth with their Parks: A Partnership Approach • National Park Service,Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site • Massachusetts College of Art & Design • Boston Public Schools
Introduce Boston families to the history, art and natural wonder of the Olmsted-designed parks in their community, and encourage them to experience, enjoy, and care for these special places . − Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site
− Massachusetts College of Art & Design Provide opportunities for Boston families to respond imaginatively to their environment through the arts.
Provide Boston families with an opportunity to experience the seasonal wonder of Franklin Park and document their impressions through a variety of artistic mediums. – Art Teachers, Boston Public Schools
the art of landscape A four-season art exploration of Olmsted’s Franklin Park
Drawing from Observation season: fall medium: colored pencil focus: detailed drawing big idea: the selection & arrangement of distinct elements affects the character of place; drawing reveals the character of a single feature
The Wonder Leaf Old Spooky Tree
Framing a View season: winter medium: photography focus: composition big idea: a photo tells a story; how you frame a view & what you choose to include/exclude reveals intent
Exploring Color & Form Exploring Color & Form season: spring medium: tempera paint focus: light, shadow, color design content: capture the magic & new life in early spring through the selection and use of color season: spring medium: tempera paint focus: light, shadow, color big idea: as the New England spring landscape explodes with color, a painting communicates the explosion of imagination
Using Layers & Shapes season: summer medium: collage focus: depth big idea: the layering of elements creates a sense of mystery, wonder, and depth of space
I can’t believe we did this nice art work! Best testimonial here What a wonderful experience for parents and children to share!! Long live Olmsted’s vision!