Students discuss works of art and engage in related art-making activities in the galleries with museum educators. All materials are included in the price.
Two-hour workshop: $12/student
GUIDED GALLERY WORKSHOP TOPICS
All topics can be adapted for students in grades K–12 and university students, except where noted.
NEW! 2013 Carnegie International
Available for groups October 15, 2013–March 9, 2014
Explore works of contemporary art in the 2013 Carnegie International through engaging dialogue, writing activities, experimentation with art materials, collaboration with peers, and independent exploration. Discussions and activities connect students to a guiding question. Visit ci13.cmoa.org/educators for suggestions on pre- and post-visit activities and resources to complement a student visit to the exhibition.
Artists’ Choices: The Creative Process
Consider a selection of objects in the galleries, experiment with a variety of materials in a sketchbook, and make observations about the impact of artists’ choices on the work’s effect and possible interpretations. This tour is ideal for the first time art museum visitor who wants to have a hands-on experience, but also is a great way to see a range of the collection with any group!
Art in Three Dimensions
Discover, analyze, and sketch sculptural forms that represents a range of real and abstract subjects. Explore these three-dimensional objects through discussion and experimentation with a variety of art materials in the galleries.
A portrait can capture both a physical likeness and less tangible aspects such as personality, character, and social status. Engage in interpretive discussions of a variety of paintings and sculptures depicting people, then experiment with composition, proportion, and color in a small-scale portrait.
Connections between Art and Math: Proportion, Ratio, and Design (Grades 3 and up)
Discover relationships between art and mathematics while analyzing the use of various strategies used by artists and designers, including proportion, ratio, pattern, and symmetry. Discussions and related art-making activities focus on a variety of objects including paintings, figurative sculpture, architecture, and decorative arts objects.
Impressionism: Experimenting with Color and Brushstroke
The Impressionists experimented with color, brushstroke, and composition to capture observations of daily experiences in ways that broke with tradition and conveyed modern life. Analyze the technical innovations of Impressionists’ paintings and experiment with materials in response to their work in the galleries.
Create Your Own Myth (Grade 3 and up)
Athena, Zeus, and Nike are among the towering mythological figures represented in the museum’s collection. Explore the role of myths from objects from ancient Rome and Greece, and those inspired by them from later generations. Discover the way symbolism and physical characteristics convey personality and mythical powers in order to create heroes and myths in drawings and clay relief sculpture.
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