Monday, December 14, 2015

Discovery Drawing - New Program!!!

Most people use their hands and fingers to draw their Thanksgiving turkey year after year, but attendees to the museum's "Discovery Drawing" used an actual turkey and stepped up their game! During this month's workshop we focused on the basic shapes in all types of birds and how they relate to each other, essentially breaking down the birds shapes in order to make them easier to draw. Although a turkeys waddle is a little far out of the basic shape spectrum, everyone did a great job. Don't miss out on this years final day of discovery drawing! December 12 from 2 to 3 pm in the museum. in the new year discovery drawing will find a new home every 2nd Saturday of the month from 2-3! Don't miss out! See you there!

Nathan, museum educator

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Date Night - CLUE

One by one couples arrived outside of the museum. Anxiously peering in through the glass doors they chatted with each other, likely about the evening they were about to be a part of. Finally, a man whose garb was indicative of a butler opened the double doors. Each couple was welcomed to Mr. Bean’s party and escorted to the dining area where they were seated. Each table enjoyed a schmorgesborg of food while getting to know those who were seated around them. While carrying on their own conversations they could not help but notice some strange individuals who were having conversations of their own. These peculiar individuals began to introduce themselves to the couples. Mr. Green, Ms. Peacock, Col. Mustard and Mrs. White were just a few of the strange guests that were in attendance. It became clear that these individuals had a lot of opinions about each other and the still absent Mr. Bean. Before one could question these observations the Butler made a startling announcement that Mr. Bean had been murdered. All of the guests were taken downstairs to the auditorium where the rules of solving the mystery were explained. In no time at all they began returning upstairs, to the scene of the crime. Solving riddles, talking to characters and hurrying from room to room each couple wanted to make sure the murder was solved quickly, and by them. Many couples came close to discovering Professor Plum’s patio secret and her suspicious love for poison sumac but only one couple was victorious. Following the evening of food, mystery and fun couples took photos with the Bean Museums photo backdrop. Some of them even took photographs with the characters. Whether the couple solved the mystery or they did not almost all of those in attendance would agree that it was an unforgettable night.

Rachel AKA Ms. Scarlet, Museum Educator