Each year, the Ogden Museum becomes an interactive classroom for students from a number of area schools and homeschooling groups. During this innovative program, students spend their entire school day at the Museum, exploring the exhibitions and creating works of art, while also continuing their general studies. Each class is in residence for one week.
While in residence, a Museum Educator will lead the class on gallery tours and explorations of several works currently on exhibition, increasing arts literacy and introducing new art-making techniques.
Through in-gallery dialogue and classroom critiques, students will build vocabulary, critical thinking and interpretation skills. Art vocabulary can be presented in both English and French for bilingual students.
After close observation and discussion of the art, students will create their own work in the Education Department’s Studio Classroom, producing 3-4 pieces throughout the week. Schools may choose to conclude the program with an exhibition of student work created during the program.
For information on how your class can participate in this program, please contact Ellen Balkin, Education Manager at email@example.com or 504.539.9608.