Look around in the new Art Venture and you will see collaborative student artwork on display. From the "Enchanted Roanoke" 10'x5' mural to the origami mobile, 9th-12th graders from the Center for Visual Arts and Museum Studies have participated in collaborative art projects. From November to February each group spends 30 hours at the Taubman learning about our collections and museum careers, meeting artists and curators, and engaging in a collaborative project. This is a four year program that is taught at the Burton Center for Arts and Technology, Roanoke County Public Schools.
As part of the giant dry erase board, I wanted to use the space at the top as inspiration for children as they create and imagine below. The concept is to have a mural that changes quarterly and connects to an exhibition. “Enchanted Roanoke” is a collaborative project created by the Center for Visual Arts and Museum Studies senior class of 2012. Eight students planned, developed, and executed this mural specifically for Art Venture. Inspiration for this mural comes from the fantastical creations of Mark Cline, which served as the basis for the creatures found in this mural and many of the popular landmarks found around the Roanoke area. The students used marker and pastel on a vinyl canvas to create a vibrant, dizzying array of colors that help capture an eye-catching fantasy which is sure to delight viewers of all ages.
Director of School and Community Based Education
Creation of the “Enchanted Roanoke” Mural by 12th grade students during Museum Studies Course at the Taubman. Burton Center for Arts and Technology, Visual Arts and Museum Studies.