#summerclub2014: Construction Adventures
Due to construction we’ve the lost the UofT/ROM shared driveway. Because of this we’re all spending much more time outside as we’re taking a longer walk to our break zones in Philosopher’s Walk.
Earlier on one of these adventures I took a shot of this flower. Cropping the image seems to turn the flower into an exploding sun of flame!
#summerclub2014: Do it yourself blue and white porcelain
- Get yourself a white ceramic plate.
- Then create a design with a blue sharpie.
- Set the ink to the plate by heating it in your oven for 30 minutes at 200 degrees Celsius.
- After you’ll have yourself a masterpiece worthy of any fine dinnerware collection.
Made by 8 to 10 year olds in our Clay Cultures group.
Learn more about the history of blue and white porcelain, commonly known as “China” here.
Triceratops horridus, Late Cretaceous Royal Ontario Museum specimen reference
Check out this AWESOME Triceratops by @melachite!
I’m a big fan sketching in the Museum. With so many wonderful specimens and objects to draw, your options are endless.
Sketching at the Museum is so popular, we even have our own series on it! Check out the AMAZING Liz Butler and her series ‘Liz Butler Draws The ROM’! She’s covered bears, non avian and avian dinosaurs, big cats and mummified cats and more!
Liz Butler draws an Allosaurus!
- Stools can be found on B1 of the Museum. Feel free to use them (just bring them back when you’re done!) so you’re more comfortable while working.
- Canadian post-secondary students get into the Museum FREE on Tuesdays. This is great for all the OCAD and art majors out there.
- And hey, if you drop by the ROMKids Studio on B1, and we’re in, we’ll even hook you up with an eraser if you run out, and a sharpener if your favourite 9H pencil dulls.
Where the Brick Works meets the Museum
All ‘round the Museum, inside and out, you’ll notice these big pink signs displaying a little fact about our history. This one is my favourite. Our Head of Facilities likes to tell me that not only does the Museum hold artifacts and specimens but it is one itself with an important place in Toronto’s history.
I find new cool stuff every time I go
"Find new cool stuff every time" should be our new tagline.
I like to make cameo appearances with our film group ‘Lights, Camera, Action’! This shoot was for a PSA where I play a dude suffering from #selfieitus. I don’t take selfies on the regular so this role was a lot of fun to indulge in. To help make the scene authentic we actually took the pictures.
Here’s 1 of 27 from the shoot.
Gordo’s Grand Adventure: Panel 5!
Gordo’s Grand Adventure is an 8-part panel by panel mini series starring the Royal Ontario Museum’s very own Barosaurus, Gordo!
Join Gordo every Wednesday as he tries to find his way back to the Dinosaur Gallery after a long night of exploring Toronto.
Check out the rest of the story HERE!
Gordo’s Grand Adventure is written, drawn and created by Miranda Too and published every Wednesday all summer 2014 long!