The University of Arizona Museum of Art and Archive of Visual Arts

School Artreach

For Spring 2020, School Artreach visits can be scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00-3:30 p.m.

With our School Artreach program, our educators bring the art museum experience to you. The lessons include inquiry-based looking strategies, critical thinking and creativity. Each lesson involves an art-making project.

Artreach Programs include:

  1. Arizona State History Through Art (1.5 hours)

This lesson will deepen your students’ understanding of Arizona cultural history and the Arizona economy using the 5 C’s of Arizona. Docent educators will discuss how art reflects and documents Arizona culture, as well as how it relates to their lives and the present. A hands-on project is available. A pre-visit guide is available upon request.

  1. Literacy Through the Arts (1 hour)

Using images from the UAMA, students will see that pictures can tell rich and compelling stories. Students will apply visual literacy and critical thinking by analyzing works of art. Students will write short poems and create a hands-on project. Projects are adjustable for each grade level.

  1. Science and Art (1.5 hours)

Students will learn how pigments were made by early artists and how artists had to understand basic scientific concepts, such as the pH scale. Students will create paint from natural materials. There is a fee of $2.00 per student for this lesson. This lesson must be scheduled four weeks in advance.

  1. Art Sprouts (1 hour)

This outreach lesson is a fun literacy-based art lesson that includes story time, movement, art investigation and a hands-on project.

To schedule a program, fill out the form below. Our docents are able to visit multiple classes in one day; if you’re interested in this, please indicate so in the comment section. You will be contacted by Museum staff to finalize the scheduling.


School Artreach

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