Educational tours and programs for students at all levels
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Integrate art and learning in a memorable field trip to the FAC’s galleries of Native American, Hispanic, Latin American, and modern American art, the Tactile Gallery, and world-class special exhibitions. Choose from a variety of activities incorporating Colorado Standards-Based Curriculum. From art class curricula to gallery tours, FAC educational programs follow the State of Colorado Department of Education’s standards. Through visual art, we strive to encourage student creativity and imagination as a strategy for educational success.
Journey into ArtStudents learn about world cultures, history, social studies, psychology, and philosophy — and the creative human spirit with an interactive gallery tour led by trained and knowledgeable docents. The tour concludes with a lesson at the Bemis School of Art. Tours and lessons explore the visual components of art including line, shape, color, pattern, texture, composition and content. Grades K and up; two hours long; adapted for age level and available year-round.
Journey into Art JuniorThis version of Journey into Art is specially designed to engage and develop young minds with a shorter, 30-minute tour and 45-minute art lesson. Grades pre-K through 1st grade; available year-round.
Journey into Theater
Journey through our galleries with docents on an interactive tour that combines and compares the components of visual arts and drama. Students will view paintings and sculptures to inspire the imagination, and then participate in improvisational drama games based on what they see and feel. They will bring art to life with characters and stories as they learn techniques of storytelling, movement, voice and characterization. The tour includes a visit to the FAC’s SaGaJi Theatre. Tours can be customized. 1 1/2 to 2-hour tour, depending on age.
Art and Artifact
History is alive at the FAC. Your students will remember this history lesson as they experience an interactive approach to the diverse cultures and arts of the Southwest and Hispanic peoples through a docent-guided gallery tour, a hands-on look at American Indian and Hispanic artifacts, and a “make it and take it” art project. Focus may be on early Colorado Indians, Plains Indians, the Pueblo Peoples, or Hispanic Heritage. Grades 3rd and up; two-hours; available September – May, for groups of 25-75.
Custom Designed Tours
Design a custom tour for your group with a particular focus such as architecture, history, or in-depth art awareness. Other options may include tours designed for individuals living with special needs students (especially in the Tactile Gallery) and tours in French, German or Spanish.
Tuesday – Friday | April 2 – April 12, 2013 |
9:30a.m. – 11:15 a.m. or
Tuesday – Thursday | April 2 – April 11, 2013 | 11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Art comes to life with interactive Museum Theatre at the Fine Arts Center! Students in grades K-8 will create passports documenting their travels through art and drama in the FAC galleries. Read more.