||Corey Johnson, Summer Arts @ the Museum 2008 Sharper Focus Apprentice, supervises a project.
Photo: Jane Haley / U.Va. Public Affairs
Due to the economic downturn, the Museum's annual arts academy for rising 4th-12th graders has been suspended until further funding sources can be located. We know this program was near to the hearts of many families throughout the Charlottesville area, and we are committed to resuming it as soon as it becomes feasible.
Come explore the Museum's galleries with your child, and
then create art together that relates to what you've discovered!
The Museum welcomes 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students and their parents/caregivers for a Saturday morning art program. Spring Into Art involves five sessions held in the Museum from 10 am-12 pm on alternating Saturdays in the spring. During these sessions, students and their parents participate in interactive discussions of the Museum's permanent collections and temporary exhibitions followed by hands-on art activities in the Education Resource Center designed to illuminate the visual arts. This is a series program, allowing participants to build on their knowledge from session to session.
Due to the economic downturn, Spring Into Art has been suspended until further funding sources can be located. Please sign up for our Family Art JAMs instead!
No studio courses are offered for Fall 2010.
The Museum's studio courses offer the opportunity to explore a variety of artistic media outside the structure of the classroom. By tying lessons to Museum exhibitions, studio courses give students from other disciplines another avenue of access to the Arts. The four or six-week courses are free for U.Va. student members and available to general Museum members for a fee. To register email the Museum's Education Department, or call 434.243.2050.
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The workshop offers training to parent volunteers interested in bringing art prints into elementary classrooms to promote visual literacy.
The workshop introduces attendees to the Socratic, or inquiry method of looking at art with children. Using open-ended questions to solicit a response from the viewer, the method facilitates the development of critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
For schools that do not have an active art print program, the workshop is an excellent opportunity for parents to gain the skills necessary to start one. Hands-on activities during the workshop will offer participants a chance to learn and practice the inquiry method.
The Art Print Workshop will now be offered by Partners in Enrichment Resources for Kids (PERKs). Inquiries should be directed to Jane Anne Young or 434.295.0385.