An excellent group of young students and adults gathered this past Wednesday morning to participate in the Farm to Market prints art activity at the Johnson County Museum. The students first heard a brief introduction to former harvesting and market practices of early Johnson County citizens and had a discussion about where we get our food from today compared to the past in the Johnson County Museum’ s permanent exhibition, Seeking the Good Life.
Once in the Education Center classroom, the students began experimenting with printmaking, using carrots, celery, apples, potatoes and tempera paint. Throughout the hour long program, the students practiced mixing paint to make new colors and create patterns. They discovered what different texture and shape each vegetable and fruit produced when stamped onto their paper.
The program is a great opportunity to explore and experiment with different art techniques and learn about history and community. Join us for this new Family Day Series starting in January on the 1st Wednesday and 3rd Saturday of each month.