The Studio Classroom Program transforms the Ogden Museum into an interactive classroom for students from area schools and homeschooling groups. During this innovative program, students spend an entire week at the Museum, exploring the exhibitions and creating works of art in the morning, then continuing their general studies in the afternoon.
While in residence at the Museum, an Educator leads the class on gallery tours, exploring 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 504.539.9608.