Schools in the Gallery is a FREE education outreach program that connects youth in our community to culturally diverse art exhibits. We provide a professional docent-led tour of our gallery and the current exhibit. During the tour, we will touch on relevant artistic processes and use inquiry-based methods to encourage critical thinking and problem solving. Each tour is tailored to be age and grade appropriate.
CURRENT FALL EXHIBIT/TOUR INFORMATION
Students enjoy an exhibit tour led by professional docents through the Jessie Wilber Gallery and Lobby to experience Tad Bradley’s “Biological Explorations.” Docents use inquiry-based methods to teach critical thinking and visual literacy skills. Teachers may elect to add a hands-on art enrichment activity where students create original artwork that echoes the exhibit’s techniques, materials, and themes.
30 minutes – 1 hour, depending on age of group
- Children experience a firsthand tour of the Art.Write.Now.Tour or the Our Perspective: Art Right Now work in the Emerson’s Jessie Wilber Gallery. Docent leads an interactive discussion about aesthetics and content of several works of art.
- Focus on building visual literacy, observation, and communication skills.
OPTIONAL HANDS-ON ART ACTIVITY
1 hour/$1.00 per student
- Eye spy collages – Create layered collages that utilize multiple senses!
- Docent-directed activity, with help from the group’s teachers and Emerson volunteers.
TOURS & HANDS-ON ACTIVITY AVAILABLE
September 11 – November 22, 2017
Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 3:00pm
For more information or to schedule a tour please contact Alissa Popken, Education Curator: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 406.587.9797 ext. 104.