The grade 3 Every Picture Tells A Story tour is designed to introduce children to a museum environment and to inspire their appreciation for art. Students will learn some history about the Arnot Art Museum, its role in the community and what is in a fine arts museum. Based on the Socratic Method of question and answer, students will be guided through an interpretation of various works of art on display with their classmates. Each student will be given the opportunity to create a piece of art based on the work they have explored in the Museum. Every Picture Tells A Story fulfills learning standards in the Arts and the English Language Arts.
Egyptian Art & Culture 90 minutes
Students in grade 6 studying Ancient River Valley Civilizations will be inspired by the variety of Ancient Egyptian artifacts on display at the Arnot Art Museum. Object-based learning provides the foundation for a lesson describing everyday uses for the artifacts on display, mythology connected to the art objects, religious beliefs, funerary practices, as well as the artistic merits of each artifact. Students will hear an interpretation of the Story of Osiris, the god of the afterlife, learn how to interpret Egyptian wall paintings and have the opportunity to create their own Egyptian artifact. The Egyptian Art & Culture tour fulfills learning standards in the Arts, Social Studies and English Language Arts.