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Lesson Plans

RE: pre-k and k in art museums

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Sears, Ellen (
Thu, 9 Sep 1999 07:48:02 -0400

When my husband took his K-1 class to the Ansel Adams exhibit, he and I came
up with a scavenger hunt - we do quite a bit with patterns (we use a sheet
we came up with using Kim Taylor's Pattern book) - and we added some color
questions. "Can you find some stripes" "An overlapping pattern?" "Radial
pattern?" and so on... For that particular exhibit, they had to find
examples of space, a horizon line, overlapping, near, far....
It would be great if you had photos or postcards of some of the work, the
kids (teachers) could sort, compare, group... find things in common.
Use paint samples from Porter's etc, and have the students find a match -
Examples of different lines, have them keep a record of the kinds they see -

finding shapes in art work -

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> From: Pamela Hill
> Reply To: pkhill
> Sent: Wednesday, September 8, 1999 3:13 PM
> To: museum-ed;;
> Subject: pre-k and k in art museums
> Apologies for cross-postings
> I am offering an introductory workshop on museums in education to the
> students in the school of education at the university my museum is
> affiliated with. We are a museum of contemporary art, but I plan on
> introducing museums in general and the programs and resources they
> offer.
> However, I also want to offer some participatory activities in the
> galleries for these students. Unexpectedly, most of the students who
> have signed up for the workshops are studying early childhood education
> and planning to teach pre-k and kindergarten. This is the age group we
> work with less often than any other!
> Can you offer some suggestions on activities to do with modern and
> contemporary art (that take less than an hour) that will help me convey
> the great things that can happen when young children visit museums of
> any type?
> Thank you,
> Pam Hill
> Curator of Education
> Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
> pkhill