She said, as she explained to the parents and the kids, that it was like seeing something from your dream in real life, like an eerie, but delightful, "deja-vu moment".
We then led the art explorers in an activity where they were to create their own paper collages with a variety materials and tools. Before starting, we discussed the definitions of dimensionality, and how the artist uses flat materials such as paper to create forms that take up 3-dimensional areas of space. We also talked about the ideas of negative space, installation art and shape as they apply to the works surrounding them in the gallery.
By the end of the workshop, students chose either to take their final masterpieces home with them or leave them in the space to be put on display during the closing reception of the show that evening. Many explorers chose to hang their work, and then even came back to talk to their new fans at the reception!
A complete lesson plan for this workshop can be downloaded here