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

October 2017 - June 2018
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: Artful Thinking
image credit: Ansel Adams, The Tetons and the Snake River, 1942/ca. 1970. California, 1944/ca. 1970. Gelatin silver print. Santa Gelatin silver print. Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Barbara Museum of Art, Gift of Margaret Weston. Gift of Margaret Weston

October 2017 - June 2018
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
11 am and 12 noon

This program consists of a field trip to the Museum for a lesson in the galleries. These interactive lessons engage students in active viewing and dynamic discussions, and emphasize links with the Common Core content standards. Discussion points feature higher level thinking skills such as comparing and contrasting, making connections, analyzing, and evaluating. A self-guided PowerPoint presentation will be included with your confirmation letter. A tour of the Santa Barbara Public Library is an optional add-on for all Museum tours. Please indicate your interest in this program when signing up through our online registration.

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

Session 1: 11 am

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

Session 2: 12 noon

Program Type:
Museum Tour
Location:
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
1130 State Street
 
Grade 6: Art Express: Greco–Roman Sculpture

Art Express: Greco–Roman Sculpture

January - March 2018 (Fridays)
Session 1: 9 am - 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, located at 1600 Santa Barbara Street.

Through an introductory PowerPoint focusing on works from the Museum's collection of Greco- Roman antiquities and a hands-on exploration of actual antique bronzes housed in a reproduction of a Roman household shrine, or lararium, 6th graders become archeologists for a day as they dig deeper into the materials and methods of making sculpture in the ancient world. As part of the experience, students 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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