Learning to Look, Looking to Learn: Visual Thinking Strategies
(Grades 4K–K) Limit 105 students. 45 minutes.
(Grades 1–5) Limit 105 students. 60 minutes.
This thought-provoking tour is a great way to introduce children to art and the Museum and enhances students’ observation and descriptive language skills.
Grades 4K–K: Using their imagination, younger students will be actively engaged in looking closely, practicing descriptive vocabulary, and making personal connections. Students will focus on two or three works of art. Docents facilitate discussion and enable students to develop important critical thinking skills and create personal stories about the art.
Grades 1–5: Older students will be actively engaged as they practice careful observation, ask questions, and discuss and respond to three or four works of art. Through careful use of questions and discussion, docents help students to develop important critical thinking skills and to forge personal connections with art.
INTERSECTING LINES: MATH & ART
(Grades 3–12) Limit 90 students. 60 minutes.
Math is all around us! Discover how artists use math to create a variety of works in both two and three dimensions.
Grades 3–5: Explore the mathematical concepts of line, shape, form, pattern, repetition, and symmetry.
Grades 6–12: Explore the mathematical concepts of reflection/symmetry, proportion, perspective, golden rectangle, and parabola.