A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS: CREATIVE WRITING
(Grades 5–12) Limit 120 students. 30–60 minutes (depending on grade of group).
This tour offers students the opportunity to combine visual literacy and written communication skills. Docents facilitate careful observation, discussion and student response to diverse artworks. Designed to enhance student skills in observation, descriptive language, critical thinking, and creative writing, the tour activities engage the students and address state writing standards.
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.