Tours (K - 6)
Grades K - 2, Young at Art

October 2018 - June 2019
Thursdays
Session 1: 10:00 - 11:30 am
Session 2: 11:30 am - 1 pm

K - 2 students explore the elements of art–line, color, shape/form, texture, and space with a Teaching Artist and tour the galleries with a Docent in this 1.5 hour introduction to the Museum.

1/2 hour Interactive PowerPoint Presentation
1/2 hour Hands-on Art Activity
1/2 hour Gallery Tour

The teaching methods used in the Museum (Visual Thinking Strategies and Thinking Routines) build skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening, perceiving, and drawing.

A tour of the Santa Barbara Public Library is an optional add–on for Young at Art.

Session(s):
Young at Art: Grades K - 2

Session 1: 10 - 11:30 am

Program Type:
Presentation, Art Activity, and Museum Tour
Location:
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
1130 State Street
Young at Art: Grades K - 2

Session 2: 11:30 am - 1 pm

Program Type:
Presentation, Art Activity, and Museum Tour
Location:
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
1130 State Street
 
Grades 3 - 6, Art with a Side: Artful Thinking

Artful Thinking

October 2018 - June 2019
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Fridays
Session 1: 11 am - 12:00 pm
Session 2: 12 pm - 1:00 pm

At the center of the program is a field trip to the Museum where students participate in a docent-led tour of the galleries. Lessons engage students in active viewing and dynamic discussions, emphasizing links with the Common Core Content Standards. Discussion points feature higher-level thinking skills: comparing and contrasting, making connections, analyzing, and evaluating.

A tour of the Santa Barbara Public Library is an optional add-on.

Session(s):
Artful Thinking: Grades 3 - 6

Session 1: 11 am - 12 pm

Program Type:
Museum Tour
Location:
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
1130 State Street
Artful Thinking: Grades 3 - 6

Session 2: 12 - 1 pm

Program Type:
Museum Tour
Location:
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
1130 State Street
 
Grades 3 - 6, Art with a Side: Artful Making

Artful Making

October 2018 - June 2019
2nd and 4th Wednesdays
Session 1: 11 am - 12:00 pm
Session 2: 12 pm - 1:00 pm

This option includes a half hour Artful Thinking tour and interactive discussion in the galleries focused on two to three works of art, followed by a half hour of art making with Teaching Artists, creating pieces directly linked to the artwork seen.

A tour of the Santa Barbara Public Library is an optional add-on.

Session(s):
Artful Making: Grades 3 - 6

Session 1: 11 am - 12 pm

Program Type:
Art Activity and Museum Tour
Location:
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
1130 State Street
Artful Making: Grades 3 - 6

Session 2: 12 - 1 pm

Program Type:
Art Activity and Museum Tour
Location:
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
1130 State Street
 
Grades 3 - 6, Art with a Side: Artful Writing

Artful Writing

October 2018 - June 2019
Thursdays
Session 1: 11 am - 12:00 pm
Session 2: 12 pm - 1:00 pm

This option begins with a half hour of interactive discussion and writing exercises in the galleries, followed by a half hour of art making with Teaching Artists, incorporating language inspired by the artwork seen.

A tour of the Santa Barbara Public Library is an optional add-on.

Session(s):
Artful Writing: Grades 3 - 6

Session 1: 11 am - 12 pm

Program Type:
Writing Activity, Museum Tour, and Art Activity
Location:
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
1130 State Street
Artful Writing: Grades 3 - 6

Session 2: 12 - 1 pm

Program Type:
Writing Activity, Museum Tour, and Art Activity
Location:
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
1130 State Street
 
Grades 4 - 5, Art Express: Art Kitchen/Science Studio

Art Express: Art Kitchen/Science Studio

October 2018 - December 2018
Session 1: 9 - 10:30 am
Session 2: 11 am - 12:30 pm

Program takes place at the Ridley-Tree Education Center.

Art Express begins with a 30 minute PowerPoint presentation, followed by an hour of interactive demonstration, hands-on experimentation, and art making at the Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House.

4th and 5th graders use works of art from the Museum’s collection as a starting point to explore the shared materials, methods, and myths associated with art, food, and science. Hands-on experimentation and art making provide the perfect recipe for learning.

Session(s):
Art Kitchen/Science Studio: Grades 4 - 5

Session 1: 9 - 10:30 am

Program Type:
Presentation and Art Activity
Location:
SBMA's Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House
1600 Santa Barbara Street
Art Kitchen/Science Studio: Grades 4 - 5

Session 2: 11 am - 12:30 pm

Program Type:
Presentation and Art Activity
Location:
SBMA's Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House
1600 Santa Barbara Street
 
Grade 6, Art Express: Greco–Roman Sculpture

Art Express: Greco-Roman Sculpture

January – March 2019
Session 1: 9 - 10:30 am
Session 2: 11 am - 12:30 pm

Program takes place at the Ridley-Tree Education Center.

Art Express begins with a 30 minute PowerPoint presentation, followed by an hour of interactive demonstration, hands-on experimentation, and art making at the Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House.

6th graders become archeologists for a day as they dig deeper into the materials and methods of making Greco-Roman sculpture in the ancient world. Students observe an interactive marble carving demonstration, participate in a hands-on exploration of actual antique bronzes housed in a reproduction of a Roman household shrine, or lararium, and make their own three-dimensional pieces out of clay under the direction of a Museum Teaching Artist.

Session(s):
Art Express: Grade 6

Session 1: 9 - 10:30 am

Program Type:
Presentation and Art Activity
Location:
SBMA's Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House
1600 Santa Barbara Street
Art Express: Grade 6

Session 2: 11 am - 12:30 pm

Program Type:
Presentation and Art Activity
Location:
SBMA's Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House
1600 Santa Barbara Street
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