A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS: CREATIVE WRITING
(Grades 5 – 12) Limit 120 students. 30 – 60 minutes (depending on grade of group).
The art of writing has been intertwined with visual art for centuries. The ability to articulate what is in a piece of art sharpens skills in observation, communication, and discussion that are so valued in today’s world. In this tour, students will combine visual literacy and creative writing, expanding their horizons of vocabulary, themes, plot, symbols, imagery, and more.
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.
Anyone can look at art, but what does it take to truly see it? Art has so much to teach, whether what we physically see or how we feel, imagine, and think about it. Students will hone their investigational skills through Visual Thinking Strategies, looking closely and thinking critically to describe what they see and what it means to them.
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.