Musuem of Natural History

This summer my son and I took a look in our local Museum of Natural History.  They were having a show about The Magna Carta, and since this was signed the heart of the Renaissance era, I knew there would also be awesome art to look at!

Ms. Luna's Son at the Museum of Natural Science

Ms. Luna’s Son at the Museum of Natural Science

Cue the Medieval Trumpets!

Magna Carta

 

 

We saw beautiful stained glass windows…

Renaissance Glass Windows

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Renaissance

 

My son was able to do a rubbing with wax.

Rubbing with WaxFun weaponry, which brought up an interesting conversation about a SpongeBob episode.

Medieval Weaponry

 

Different ways that the medieval artists would make their paint pigments.

 

Medieval Painting Pigments

 

and of course a medieval privvy (can you figure out what this is?)

 

Medieval Privvy

 

Then we checked out the dinosaurs.

Museum of Natural ScienceMuseum of Natural Science

 

Museum of Natural Science Museum of Natural Science

And the awesome Egyptian art exhibition.

The Hall of Egypt

Egyptian Art

Egyptian Art Egyptian Art
Egyptian Art

 

And finally, art of the Native Americans (from all the Americas).

 

Native American Art Native American Art Native American Art

 

 

Native American Art Native American Art

Native American ArtWhat a great day!

Ms. Luna's signature

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About Ms. Luna

Here we go! Year number four! Teaching artist at Mark Twain Elementary! I started my career in 2002, in the New York City Schools as a Special Education Middle School teacher. Moving back to my hometown of Columbus, Ohio, I continued teaching Special Education and also began teaching after school and summer art programs. Moving again to Houston, Texas. I have taught all levels and abilities from kindergarten to college and am very excited to be teaching here at Mark Twain! I am also a professional artist and designer that shows work worldwide. I have been featured in the Houston Chronicle, Austin Fashion Week, Houston Press, and at the Grassi Museum of the Applied Arts in Germany. I hold a Masters of Science in Special Education from Manhattan College and a Masters of Fine Arts from the Academy of Art University. I currently am teaching grades kindergarten through fifth and am an adjuct art professor at Alvin Community College.

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