On May 08th we celebrate the day of the artist in Brazil, so the Resource Center staff at Aguas Claras Branch planned a program to explore participant’s artistic potential and promote awareness related to freedom of expression.
Three famous paintings were selected, and the librarians did a research on the platform Smithsonian Learning Lab on Leonardo da Vinci so that they were better equipped to talk about him and his contribution to humankind.
To add a digital component and make participants curious, the Osmo Masterpiece app was available to supercharge participant’s drawing skills. Then, participants used crayons, colored pencils, ink or materials to make mosaics to paint their own versions of the masterpieces. Both children and adults who participated in the activity had the opportunity to explore, create and recreate.
The Osmo app enriched the experience, for even those who could not draw very well felt empowered to do so. Now, participants who come to the Resource centers at Casa Thomas Jefferson find Smithsonian-inspired designs and the breadth of its engaging and high-quality materials to learn a new and relevant life skill.
Written by Thaise Nogueira & Lucas Marques
Resource Center CTJ Águas Claras