Make moving art inspired by the kinetic sculpture of Harry Bertoia.
Bertoia’s work is often inspired by nature. Many people who visit the Milwaukee Art Museum say that these two sculptures remind them of fireworks: Dandelion when a firework first explodes in the sky and Untitled when the bright sparks leave a trail of light as they fall. See how to use paper, a rubber band, scissors, and tape to make your own moving sculptures to launch into the sky.
Kohl’s Studio at Home activities are designed to be enjoyed with the whole family, regardless of age. Families can work together to learn new techniques and materials, and to explore creativity. As with all new things, provide your child the support and supervision that they need for their developmental level, practicing safe use of tools and materials. You know your kids best!
Brett Henzig is the Youth & Family Programs Educator. He manages the Kohl’s Art Studio, leads school tour workshops, and teaches Youth Studio Classes and Summer Art Camps. Outside the Museum, you’ll find Brett making art, rescuing injured wild animals, and spending time with his wife, son, dog, cat, and rabbit.