The Taube Museum of Art basement was transformed into a kingdom under the sea last week when preschoolers made sea horses in Margaret Lee's art class.
Lee said she read Eric Carle's picture book "Mr. Seahorse" with the children as preparation. Then the real sea magic began, as the children prepared to do art in the style of Carle's illustrations.
Lee said the children used paste paper as a background, decorated with tempra paint and glitter. She had cut out individual seahorses for the children to glue to the background paper. The youngsters also made trioramas, again with the under the sea theme. They assembled a tiny aquarium decorated with sea animals in velcro.
Preschoolers made sea horses in the style of Eric Carle’s “Mr. Seahorse” in an art class held at the Taube Museum of Art last Friday.
Art teacher Margaret Lee talks with preschoolers in an art class.
For such young children, they had a long attention span.
"They did really well," said Lee. "I was really impressed."
The art class, held over two days for an hour each day, is just one of the art classes that is being offered this summer at the Taube.
This week, for instance, children can learn how to make three-dimensional watercolor portraits in one class on Thursday and, in another, make dogs from wood scraps and paint. Other classes are offered throughout the summer. More information about the classes, including prices and class dates, is available at the Taube website at (www.taubemuseum.org)