We had a blast last Friday, October 26, during our first ever KPR Live Day, where we featured an entire day of live classical music from KPR's live performance studio and the Lawrence Public Library. If you missed it, here are some of the highlights. (Unfortunately, we had technical difficulties which prevented recording of the first and final performances.) Thanks for listening!
Description: Join us every Wednesday morning on Facebook at 10am CST for science-based stories with activities, specimens and more with Colleen, our museum educator! For this week’s Story Book Science, we’ll be reading Green Machine: The Slightly Gross Truth about Turning Your Food Scraps into Green Energy by Rebecca Donnelly. Submitted by: Anne Tangeman KU Natural History Museum
Description: What to Expect: Instructor David Vollbracht will demonstrate oil painting techniques and teach workshop participants how composition, color, and brushwork enhance painting style. Classes held in the Hansen Museum Community Room from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on July 9, 10, & 11, 2020. One morning, David will take the class outdoors for plein air sketching. Back in the classroom, David will guide students in turning these sketches into paintings. On the last day of the workshop, David will critique students’ work. About David: David Vollbracht of Medicine Lodge, KS, is a representational landscape painter of the west. His work reflects the quality of light, nature, and the spirit drawn from the land. David emphasizes the importance of the natural landscape and its beauty in his compositions. He is intrigued by the patterns and shapes found in nature and concentrates on the effects of light on these elements. David’s knowledge has been nurtured by attending the art workshops of Clyde Aspevig and Wayne Wolfe. He is a Signature Member of Oil Painters of America and has shown his work at numerous shows. Submitted by: Hannah Danner Dane G. Hansen Museum
Description: Join us every Wednesday morning for stories and science with activities, specimens and more with Colleen, our museum educator! This week we’ll share Redwoods by Jason Chin. Submitted by: Anne Tangeman KU Natural History Museum