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Re: [teacherartexchange] Field Trip


Date: Mon Oct 13 2008 - 08:24:38 PDT

Let me add a walking tour of the city-maybe you can prepare a
scavenger hunt of sorts as they head from Central Park to Times Sq.
How about a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge-you can tie it into a
painting by Joseph Stella.

Other notable places to visit are the NY Public Library-free and great
murals, the free Staten Island ferry, and perhaps a free tour through
an art college where your students might interview art students. Years
ago I did all these things on a five day 8th grade trip to NYC. Check
and see if it's cheaper to get a subway pass and special student
rates. Also I believe there's a pass program for students accompanied
with an adult to get special rates at certain Broadway shows. Have
them pack snacks in their backpacks for instant fortification. Use
grocery stores to buy fruit and sandwiches instead of restaurants.

Bring sketchbooks and give them an assignment before departure.

Find out the free visit times to MOMA. I believe the Met. Mus. of Art
has a voluntary admission fee so you might make a donation for the

Some corporations have wonderful art and no admission charge.

See what's happening at Lincoln Center and if any free or reduced-rate
rehearsals are available.

You are lucky to have the Internet to explore all these possibilities.

Have a great time!!!!
Barbara from Boston

    Quoting Betty B <>:

> Why go with a tour group? they really can't do all that much more
> for you (or less) than a good travel agent can, or a few hours of
> internet research on your own.
> The first thing I'd plan for them is a day & evening hop on-off open
> bus tour. I've done these in London twice and Paris this summer and
> they are the best. a safe way for your kids to see NYC at night.
> You can get an appointment in the print/drawing room at the
> Metropolitain and request specific pieces for them to see in advance
> (if they still do that) you'll get more time in your museums of
> choice (don't forget the craft museum) ...some meals from street
> vendors and Nathan's...maybe Mama Leoni's or a great Pizza
> place...what could be better?
> With that small a group and this much advance time you could
> probably make an appointment to visit a printmaking workshop or an
> artist's studio.
> bus tours of NYC
> what fun.
> Betty C Bowen
> printmaker, painter
> art educator
> Cushing Oklahoma
> --- On Sun, 10/12/08, Mary Remington <> wrote:
>> From: Mary Remington <>
>> Subject: [teacherartexchange] Field Trip
>> To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group"
>> <>
>> Date: Sunday, October 12, 2008, 3:58 PM
>> I would like to take a group of High School Juniors and
>> Seniors to New York to tour the art museums and galleries.
>> Unfortunately I only have a group of ten and our tour
>> company demands a group of twenty. We'd need to go
>> during our Spring Break, in April of 2009.
>> Does anyone know of a tour company that would work with a
>> small group or can you suggest an alternative plan.
>> Sincerely,
>> Mary
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