Gallery and Studio Arts Programs
Please note: This program includes an associated fee per student. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215.340.9800 for details.
Our combined gallery and studio arts programs provide more in depth opportunities for students to explore our permanent collection and changing exhibitions and respond through visual arts and language arts activities, including painting, drawing, discussion, writing, and drama. Lessons are taught by trained museum educators and certified teachers in the museum galleries and art studio. Lessons can be customized to meet the needs of the teacher. All lessons meet National, State and Common Core Standards.
Art Studio Programs
Below are programs available for extended studio lessons based on our gallery lessons. Lesson activities are tailored to meet the needs of the age group. General overviews are given below.
- Tell Me a Story Students will create a work that will incorporate the idea of storytelling and illustration. Book making may be part of this lesson.
- Art and Nature Students will engage in an art making activity that enables them to incorporate their understanding and appreciation of nature into a work of art. Students may use materials from nature to create art, use themes in nature that are of interest to art and artists, and/or incorporate environmental concerns used by art and artists to communicate a message.
- Look into Landscape Following a gallery lesson that will include a diverse array of landscapes from the collection, students will create their own landscape inspired by an artist that was discussed in their lesson.
- Basically Biographies In the studio portion of the lesson, students will create a work of art based on a biographical study. Possible biographies to be explored include: James A. Michener, Edward Hicks, William Penn, Christopher Columbus, Fern Coppedge, Mavis Smith, or Paul Keene.
- From Realism to Abstraction Students will develop skills in creating realistic art while applying them to an abstract image of their own creation. Students may create abstraction paintings, gridded compositions or abstract value drawings as part of their studio lesson.
- Portrait Personalities Students will discuss various kinds of portraiture, proportions of the face, and techniques in drawing the figure in this studio lesson. Students will complete a self-portrait of their own.
- Special Exhibition Themed Programs In this customized lesson, students will create a work based on a changing exhibition in the galleries. Please inquire at time of reservation.
- Sketching In the Galleries (7-12) Students will explore the various sketching techniques that artists use in creating their work. Through discussion and in-depth observation, students will have the opportunity to spend time in areas of the galleries to draw inspired by works of art. Older students will have time to identify a work to sketch on their own.
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