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June, 2018 – LNS Creates Interactive Installation: Encountering

In the fall of 2017, John Ravenal, Director of deCordova, challenged the LNS faculty to create a piece for the sculpture park based on our work with the children. This fortuitously coincided with our umbrella topic: How do children in residence encounter the deCordova sculpture park and museum? Our findings informed our creative vision which culminated in the interactive installation Encountering. Please find the installation in the stand of trees where the LNS tree is located (across from the visitor station);

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LNS Meets Ashley Bryan

On October 7, 2016, Ashley Bryan, whose work was featured in a fall museum exhibit, met with Studios Purple and Red in a dynamic and interactive experience. He enthralled the children with call and response poems, songs, and a reading of Beautiful Blackbird. You can find this 93-year-old man’s extraordinary bio here.

Mark Weltner on Listening at Eric Carle Museum

Mark Weltner gave a talk on “The Importance of Listening In Play” at the Eric Carle Museum’s Summer Teacher Workshop, “Make Way for Play,” on July 18, 2016. Mark’s presentation followed a talk by Lella Gandini!

Read on for a sampling of recent blog posts from inside the studios…

Real Artists

Jumping off from our visit with Ian McMahon and the children referring to him as a “real” artist, we wondered more about what this means.

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International Visitors

On January 23, 2018, sixteen kindergarten teachers and administrators from Nanjing China, participating in Early Childhood Education Professional Development: STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and

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What does the imagination look like?

Learn more about how LNS and deCordova made children’s thinking visible: download the article “What does the imagination look like? Written by Emily Silet, deCordova’s Head of Educational Exhibits, this article first appeared in Exhibition (Fall 2016) Vol. 35 No. 2, and is reproduced with permission.

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Collaboration with Artist Stephanie Cardon

“What you’ll see today is the culmination of this collaborative effort. It’s really a one-to-one representation of the school, because each child painted a screen that’s roughly their size, and so you’ll see them stand together as a community, and then we’ll populate it…” – Stephanie Cardon

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