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 to experience SYLVAE (OF THE FOREST). 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.

EXHIBIT TOUR

30 minutes – 1 hour, depending on age of group
  • Children experience a firsthand tour of Youpa Stein’s 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
  • Mask Making with found objects.
  • Docent-directed activity, with help from group’s teachers and Emerson volunteers.

TOURS & HANDS-ON ACTIVITY AVAILABLE

September 14 – November 24, 2015
Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 3pm

For more information or to schedule a tour please contact Alissa Popken, Education Curator: education@theEmerson.org or call (406) 587-9797 x.104.