Dinotopia: The Fantastical
Art of James Gurney
February 6, 2010 - May 16, 2010
Selected events and programs
- Dinotopia Family Day
- Saturday, February 6, 2010. | 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Free with admission.
- Kids and their families had an opportunity to explore
the extraordinary world of Dinotopia with family-friendly tours of the
exhibition and create hands-on art activities inspired by James Gurney's
popular series. Gurney gave a public lecture at 1:00 p.m. followed by
a book signing where visitors had a chance to meet the artist.
- Fact & Fantasy: The Making of Dinotopia (Artist
Lecture and Book Signing)
- Saturday, February 6, 2010. 1:00 p.m. Free with admission.
- During this lively, illustrated talk, artist James Gurney
explained how he created Dinotopia from its origins in 1988 to the most
recent book, Dinotopia: Journey to Chandara. Gurney provided information
on his creative process and shared how he uses scientific information to
both educate and expand the world of the imagination. The lecture concluded
with a book signing in the Museum's East Court.
- Dinotopia Workshop with James Gurney: Water-Soluble
- Sunday, February 7, 2010. 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Fee.
- Those in attendance explored a fantastic new medium with
James Gurney, who guided students through a presentation on water-soluble
colored pencils, followed by a painting/drawing demonstration. Students
then created their own drawings from life while experimenting with the
medium. (For teens and adults.)
- Dino Design-O
- Poster templates now available. Open to all ages.
- What would your Dinotopia look like? Participate in Dino
Design-O and create your own world where dinosaurs and humans co-exist.
Poster templates are available at the Museum's Front Desk for people to
design their posters. Once finished, return your poster to the Education
Department and it will go on display in the Museum's Bank of America Education
Wing. Posters will be on view from February 6, 2010, to April 6, 2010.
- Camp Dinosaur: Spring Break Art Camp
- March 22, 2010 - March 26, 2010. (5 days) 9:00 a.m.
- 4:00 p.m. Fee.
- Campers will draw inspiration from the exhibition Dinotopia:
The Fantastical Art of James Gurney and create dinosaur-inspired art,
including paintings, drawings, sculptures, and more! Camp will include
visits to the Museum's galleries, sketching in the Sculpture Garden, and
a unique outreach experience with the Delaware Museum of Natural History.
Don't miss this year's exciting camp experience! Visit http://www.delart.org
to register (registrations not taken by phone). Scholarships are available
through the Red Apple Fund.
- Make & Take Saturdays
- First Saturdays, March 6, 2010; April 3, 2010; May 1,
2010. 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Free with admission.
- Museum Staff will lead family-friendly tours of Dinotopia:
The Fantastical Art of James Gurney and host a different art activity
each month. March 6: Sculpt-a-Saurus. April 3: Dino Maps & Tracks.
May 1: Dinosaur Game Boards.
- Fact and Fantasy (A Homeschool Program)
- Wednesdays, February 10, 2010 - March 3, 2010 (4 weeks).
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Fee.
- (Ages 3 - 18): In conjunction with the Museum's exhibition
Dinotopia: The Fantastical Art of James Gurney, this session will
combine art, fantasy, and natural history. Included with the program is
a special presentation on dinosaurs by the Delaware Museum of Natural History.
- Art on the Town Gallery Chats
- Fridays, March 5, 2010 & May 7, 2010. 6:00 p.m.
- The Delaware Art Museum joins other cultural institutions
in offering extended hours and free admission during the first Friday of
the month as part of Wilmington's Art on the Town program. March 5: "The
Art and Science of Dinotopia." Join Courtney Waring, Director of
Education at the Delaware Art Museum, and Paula Holloway, Director of Education
at the Delaware Museum of Natural History, on a fun tour exploring the
art and science behind James Gurney's Dinotopia. May 7: Dr. Mary F. Holahan,
Curator of Collections and Exhibitions at the Delaware Art Museum, will
lead a tour of Dinotopia: The Fantastical Art of James Gurney and
School & Teacher Programs
- Artist-in-Residency: James Gurney
- A unique program in conjunction with this exhibition
is a week-long artist-in-residency program with James Gurney. Area schools
will visit the Delaware Art Museum for a special presentation and demonstration
with the artist, followed by a guided tour of Dinotopia: The Fantastical
Art of James Gurney. Gurney will be the Museum's artist-in-residence
from Saturday, February 6, 2010 through Friday, February 12, 2010. Space
is limited-interested educators should contact Courtney Waring, Director
of Education at the Delaware Art Museum, at 302-351-8509 or email@example.com.
- School Tour Package with Delaware Museum of Natural
- The Delaware Art Museum and the Delaware Museum of Natural
History are joining forces to present a new K-6 field trip program. The
Dynamic Dinosaur Duo offers a day of exciting activities touring the Delaware
Museum of Natural History's thrilling Dinosaur Gallery and the Delaware
Art Museum's special exhibition Dinotopia: The Fantastical Art of James
- Tours for 10 - 60 students are available Wednesday through
Friday from February 2010 through May 2010. The program time of 9:30 a.m.
- 1:30 p.m. includes travel time between museums and a lunch break. Fee.
Some scholarships available. Please check each museum's website for scholarship
information and deadlines. For more information or to schedule a tour,
please contact: Cynthia Smith at 302-351-8514 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or
Julie Steinhauer at 302-658-9111 ext. 305 or email@example.com.
- Teacher Workshop-Fact & Fantasy: The Making of
- Saturday, February 6, 2010. 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
- During this workshop, teachers will receive a guided
tour of the exhibition Dinotopia: The Fantastical Art of James Gurney
and attend an illustrated talk by the artist himself. Gurney will provide
information on his creative process and share how he uses scientific information
to both educate and expand the world of the imagination. The lecture will
conclude with a book signing.
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