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.
INTERSECTING LINES: MATH & ART
(Grades 4K – 2) Limit 75 students. 45 minutes.
(Grades 3 – 8) Limit 75 students. 60 minutes.
(Grades 9 – 12) Limit 75 students. 60 minutes.
Math is all around us. Explore the mathematical concepts of line, shape, form, scale, ratio, pattern, perspective, repetition, symmetry, and proportion. Discover how artists use math to create a variety of works in both two- and three-dimensions.