Looking to LearnVisual Learning for 4th through 12th Graders
Committed to excellence in art museum/gallery education, the Looking to Learn program uses contemporary art as a gateway to imagination, creative skill-building, and personal understanding for your students.
Through two visits with professional educators in the classroom and the galleries, each session offers art-making instruction and guided group-conversations to illuminate the themes of the exhibition(s) on view in the Bakalar & Paine Galleries.
Join us in offering your students a vivid and nurturing experience with contemporary art!
Looking to Learn's objectives
- promote visual awareness
- hone critical thinking
- nurture confident participation
- encourage curiosity and creativity
- facilitate art museum literacy
- inspire lifelong learning
Program design: a two-tiered approach
Visit 1: Orientation — 1 hour in your classroom
Educators from MassArt visit your classroom to introduce students to the College, the Bakalar & Paine Galleries and the featured exhibition. Using visual materials, educators introduce key concepts and ideas to prepare students for their follow-up visit to MassArt.
Visit 2: Gallery visit — 1.5 hours at MassArt
During this interactive guided visit to the MassArt Bakalar & Paine Galleries, students explore ideas specific to the current exhibition. Subsidized transportation is available for eligible groups*.
*We encourage participating schools to apply for Big Yellow School Bus grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and/or Target Field Trip grants to offset the cost of transportation to and from MassArt. If your school is ineligible for these grants, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.