Providence Children’s Museum Hosts “Doodle 4 Google” Exhibit

[ 1 ] June 5, 2012 |

Rhode Island Finalists on Display Through June 30

From June 1 to 30, Providence Children’s Museum is exhibiting the artwork of the Rhode Island finalists in the 2012 Doodle 4 Googleâ„¢ competition.  Over 114,000 budding artists in grades K-12 nationwide participated in the competition to redesign Google’s homepage logo, with submissions from across the state.  The 10 finalists — from Central Falls, Cumberland, Middletown, Providence, Tiverton, Wakefield, Warwick and Westerly — represent the top RI entries in each age group.

The doodles will be on view daily in June from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM in Providence Children’s Museum’s atrium.  The Museum is also open free on Friday evenings in June from 5:00 to 8:00 PM for MetLife Family Friday, sponsored by MetLife Foundation.

Rhode Island Google Doodle Winner

In celebration of the exhibit, families will explore drawing and doodling activities in Discovery Studio, the Museum’s hands-on art and science exploration space:

  • Texture Doodle: Make marks on textured surfaces using an array of writing and drawing tools.
  • Think Outside the Line: Explore and draw different types of lines (swirly, zigzag, scribble, wide, thin).
  • Draw What You See: Investigate and draw fascinating items and natural objects.
  • Partner Drawing: Make a doodle with a friend.
  • Make a Mural: Add drawings and scribbles to a large collaborative mural.

Activities will be held June 2 to 15 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM and are free with Museum admission of $8.50 per person.

Doodle 4 Google is one of several efforts by Google to encourage and celebrate the creativity of young people by asking students to create their own Google doodle.  The theme this year was “If I could travel in time, I’d visit…” Doodle 4 Google gives students a blank canvas to harness their curiosity and imagine the past, present, and/or future anywhere in the world.  The doodles were judged by a team of Googlers and then guest judges — such as Katy Perry, Phineas and Ferb creator and executive producer Jeff “Swampy” Marsh, and recording artist Jordin Sparks — helped choose the top doodles.

Click here for more information about the Doodle 4 Google program and to view the winning doodles.

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  1. Thanks for sharing this! The doodle pictured is by Warwick resident Garrison H., age 9, a student at John Brown Francis Elementary School.

    Here’s how he described his drawing:

    “If I could travel in time, I’d visit Old London which I showed by incorporating Big Ben, Old London’s narrow streets, smoking chimney’s all the multi-family houses, gas lamps, and the London Bridge. The clocks turning backward are because its’ going back in time.” – Garrison

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