Final Exhibition & Celebration

Our Final Exhibition at La Salle University Art Museum’s Community Gallery is on view from August 24th-September 18th, 2013. Visit the Gallery or take a look at some photos from our opening celebration in the slideshow below!

Ecosystems and Active Eyes V2

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Session Two

Session two of Artology brought wonderful experiences! Not only did we have our new 4th & 5th grade students, but we were also joined by many 6th-8th grade Artologists from the first session who returned to enjoy more arts, science, and field trips, plus culinary and language arts lessons.

Exploring the ecosystem on one of our hikes

Exploring the ecosystem on one of our hikes

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Weeks Three & Four: Forest Ecology & Interconnection

Trying sushi for the first time at Reading Terminal Market

Trying sushi for the first time at Reading Terminal Market

Check out a few of the amazing things our Artologists did in the last two weeks of our first session!

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Week Two: Urban Ecology

We started off week two with a bang! Monday morning we visited Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ. Then in the afternoon the crew of the AJ Meerwald, a schooner that was once used for catching oysters, took us sailing near the Statue of Liberty and New York Skyline.

It took some teamwork to raise our ship’s sail!

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Ecology @ Artology Begins!

Artology 2013 began on June 24th – time is flying! Vivian Williams, our guest educator from the Philadelphia Water Department, came on the first week to teach us about green jobs, water runoff, and our local tree species.

Tree Hugging in Cliveden Park

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Week Four: The Sea!

This week’s theme is the sea and the various ways in which the creatures of the ocean evolve and adapt to their environment.

On Monday, we paid a visit to the Adventure Aquarium in Camden, New Jersey where we explored the Deep Seas and were able to touch a variety of water-based organisms: sharks, sting rays, starfish, and so much more!

Today, we played Sharks and Minnows as well as Octopus tag to learn about how sea creatures have to work together in groups called schools or adapt to their environments in order to survive.  We then worked on creating a rap about the Heart, created a Comic Book based on the five senses, and created clay creations.

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Meet the Staff: Bridging the Gaps Interns

This year at Artology, we have four interns from the Philadelphia branch of Bridging the Gaps.

Debbie August (leader of the Green Group):

I am a second year Masters Music Therapy student at the Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions, working toward my music therapy board certification next June.  I hold a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Rowan University and perform professionally around the Philadelphia area.  I am very, very excited to be working with this year’s wonderful and talented group of Artologists!

Leeanne Griffith (leader of the Red Group):

I am a second year medical student at Drexel University College of Medicine.  I chose BuildaBridge Artology Camp as my community site through Bridging the Gaps Community Health Internship Program.  I am very excited to be working with the Artologists this summer and hope I can inspire them to learn as much as they can!

Amy Lu (Blue Group):

I am currently studying Art Therapy at Drexel University and have one more year and a thesis to go!  I have experience and enjoy working with children and adolescents and am excited to be a part of Artology this summer.  On my spare time, I play volleyball, bake, and scout out new adventures to have in Philadelphia.

Sharon Song (Silver Group):

I just finished my first year of medical school.  I love making things (art, music, food, discoveries).  In can write in cursive backwards and would like to start a band using classroom instruments only.

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