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Contact: 434-243-2050
Education Program Coordinator
Jennifer Van Winkle
Tour Coordinator/Education Assistant
Dorothy Hambright
Docent Educator
Linda Levokove

TOURS & SCHOOL RESOURCES

Tours
Interactive tours of our special exhibitions and permanent collection galleries are individually created with the input of teachers and led by docents who are trained to use Virginia Standards of Learning.
Please schedule at least 2 weeks in advance by either:


Art Print Workshop

Co-sponsored by the Piedmont Council of the Arts, this workshop offers training for parents interested in bringing art prints into elementary school classrooms to promote visual literacy. For more information and to rsvp for this annual fall training program, please call 434.243.2050.

Educator Workshop

The Museum offers special programs for teacher re-certification and professional growth.

Fall 2007 date tba

Teachers’ pARTy

Teachers, principals and administrators are invited to kickoff the school year, celebrate their achievements, meet Museum staff, and preview the fall exhibitions. Details available in early August 2007.

Writer’s Eye
Now celebrating its 20th year, the Writer’s Eye invites youth in grades 3–12, University students and adults to submit original prose and poetry compositions inspired by selected works on view in the Museum.

For 2006-2007, the major focus of the program was the special exhibition Complicit! Contemporary American Art & Mass Culture. Area teachers and writers judge all entries. High school and University/adult entries are judged by noted authors and poets. Winners are honored at an annual ceremony in the spring and winning entries are published in an anthology.

Docent-led tours and self-guided are tours available and must be scheduled in advance. 2007-2008 tours will be available for booking in summer of 2007.

Writer’s Eye Archives:
2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000
Tours are designed to increase visual literacy and to build upon subjects addressed in the classroom.