Children and families travel around the world and back in time exploring famous artworks about animals in each of these independent videos designed to support the Collaborative Summer Library Program's 2021 theme, Animals and Stories. Participants develop visual literacy skills and will experience art about animals as a gateway to learning about different cultures and time periods. After discovering the stories behind a wide range of art, they will create their own project using at-home materials. Video can be viewed throughout the month of June.
Get to Know William, the Egyptian Hippo
Travel back in time to Ancient Egypt through a kid-friendly exploration of this hippo statuette, then create your own art inspired by what you have learned.
Magical Creatures from Ancient Greece
Dive into Ancient Greek culture through a kid-friendly exploration of this sphinx sculpture, then create your own art inspired by what you have learned.
Look Out for the Lion! Italian Armor
Discover the Italian Renaissance and the myth of Hercules during a kid-friendly exploration of this lion helmet, then create your own art inspired by what you have learned.