An Inspiration in Art, Science, and Math!
Connecting students to the arts in a concrete way can be an effective teaching tool. Luckily our school is an Following the trip, I implemented an art lesson for my third-grade stu- dents and art club group. For the pro- duction, an art colleague suggested
balance in nature and in Chihuly’s
art. Chihuly’s glass installations were
shown via a PowerPoint presentation.
Our focus was on Hart Window and
hour away from Dallas, Texas, and our twisting a piece of wire into a circle
the lobby ceiling at the Bellagio Hotel
art club/chorus groups take an annual and then running it through the lami- in Las Vegas. We watched a brief video
field trip to the Dallas Museum of
nator, creating a simulated “Chihuly” entitled Chihuly: Glass Master, which
Art and the Meyerson Symphony
disk. Radial designs would be painted gave an overview of the glassmaking
Hall. A highlight has been viewing
on the disks using glass and ceramic
process and the teamwork involved in
Hart Window by Dale Chihuly at the paints.
the production of Chihuly’s art.
Dallas Museum of Art. The window
The lesson objectives included an
features Chihuly’s hand-blown glass
introduction to the glass art of Dale
Science and Math Connections
disks affixed to the framework of the Chihuly, the process and science of
I explained to students that glass is
glass blowing, and identifying radial