Ashby students enjoy Terry Redlin MuseumPublished 10:46am Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Since the fall of 2005, Ashby eighth-graders have made bus trips to the Terry Redlin Wildlife Art Museum near Watertown, S.D.handled
After each visit, the Ashby students participate in a drawing contest, with judging done right at the Terry Redlin Theater.
“There are no names on the artwork so the judges don’t know them,” said Ashby art instructor Camille Schultz who coordinates the trip.
“This is a multigenerational trip,” said Schultz. “Our group includes students, me, parents and grandparents. We enjoy each other’s company and the delicious homemade caramel rolls provided by Carol Dahlen.”
The group leaves Ashby about 7 a.m. and returns home close to 6 p.m.
Once in Watertown, the group watches videos of Terry Redlin’s life and works. Fun times include milk and cookies, as well as a scavenger hunt.
“During the drawing contest you could hear a pin drop,” said Schultz.
The three winners each receive a Redlin Trophy Mug.
“They’re all winners,” said Schultz, “since they’re so focused and do their best artwork when we’re visiting the Redlin Museum near Watertown.”
Each student brings his or her own art supplies, and can work in pencil, charcoal, pastels or colored pencil.
Ashby eighth graders, during previous trips to South Dakota, also visited the Dakota Nation Art Galley in Sisseton until it closed. That visit, said Schultz, also was a very good educational experience.
“We used to have the eighth graders divided in two groups so we took one trip in the fall and one trip in the spring,” said Schultz.
Ashby juniors and seniors will take a trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts on Dec. 1. They will combine with the English class to see the Christmas Carol at the Guthrie on the same day.