Friday, August 6, 2010

Work or Play?

Many of my colleagues have mentioned how lucky we are to be getting paid to talk about something that we all love all day and get compensated for it. And it's true, how many people get the opportunity to do what they love? The work portion of our position is to research and construct lesson plans for our tours. The play portion is everything else that goes along with the job, such as giving the tours and interacting with the viewers whether they are school age or adults.

Other really fun aspects of the position is having the opportunity to get involved with the different summer programs that the Art Institute is associated with.

For example Maya, Sandy and I got involved the Target Arts and Wonder, which was a free program for families to come to the Ryan Education center and make art.

We decorated totes and made really cool 3D self portraits that both the children and adults enjoyed making.

Sandy and I were also lucky enough to get involed with helping out at the Children's Museum at Navy Pier. It was "Play With Your Art Day," the Art Institute had a booth where the children could design their own hats inspired by Edward Hopper's Nighthawks.

So you tell me.... Is this work or play?

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