Taylor Baldry
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Walker Art Center

The Walker Art Center Questbook: Beginner & Advanced

 
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OVERVIEW


Client: Walker Art Center (WAC)
Role: designer, illustrator, writer, activity planner
Problem: WAC lacked a simple and structured means of orienting groups of visiting elementary and high school students.
Goal: Give students a sense of place when they visit the Walker Art Center.
Objective: Create two self-directed guides that builds connection, provokes thought, and welcomes students to the Walker Art Center.

CHALLENGE

Two booklets needed to be created to provoke thought and welcome students to the WAC: one for elementary school students ages 6-12 and one for high school students ages 14-18. The content needed to be layered for varied reading levels while maintaining a playful, simple, and educational tone.

 
 
 
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GUIDE CRITERIA

  • general (not geared towards specific works in the museum)
  • open spaces for writing and drawing
  • content layered for varied reading levels
  • 3-4 pages
  • facilitates drawing, games, and activities
  • 4 colors
 
 
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To connect students to physical spaces in the Walker, physical elements from the art center were visualized in the Questbook.

ABOVE: Window seek and find activity which encouraged students to explore the entirety of the art center.
BELOW: The actual windows in the Walker Art Center. 

 
 
 
 
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ABOVE: Lights in the Cargill Lounge inspired a drawing activity where students get to imagine shapes and creatures in the ceiling.
BELOW: Lounge lights reimagined as a yet-to-be-drawn constellation. 

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ABOVE: In the Advanced Guide, older students "acquired" an item from the Walker's permanent collection after completing an activity.
BELOW: In the Beginner's Guide, elementary school students were encouraged to draw and write about objects they encounter at the Walker.  

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