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Middle school programs at the National Museum of Wildlife Art

Middle School Programs at the Museum

Fun with Sculpture

SESSION 1 IN THE SCHOOL CLASSROOM (30 MINUTES)
SESSION 2 AT THE MUSEUM (60 MINUTES)
SESSION 3 AT THE MUSEUM (60 MINUTES-OPTIONAL)

Designed for art students with a particular interest in sculpture, the tour includes indoor and outdoor sculpture at the Museum. Discussion covers location, attachment to base, pose and attention to detail. Students get the chance to explore their personal preferences for sculpture through the “Token Response” game played in the galleries.

“Sculpture Studio” in the Museum classroom, immediately following the tour. Several small bronze sculptures are set up on tables in the Museum classroom. Students sculpt or sketch on their own using these masters as their models.


Fun with Photography

SESSION 1 IN THE SCHOOL CLASSROOM (30 MINUTES)
SESSION 2 AT THE MUSEUM (60 MINUTES)
SESSION 3 AT THE MUSEUM (60 MINUTES-OPTIONAL)

Designed for students enrolled in middle school photography classes. Students tour our current photography exhibition and learn about the featured photographer. Discussion includes technique, viewpoint, subject matter, mood, and intent. Students explore and discuss their personal preferences through the “Token Response” game.

Student photo assignment and critique of student work. Students are given a photo assignment related to the exhibit they have seen at the Museum. Education staff offers a critique of student photos, using the same criteria used to discuss the photos in the Museum exhibit.


Women Artists

SESSION 1 AT THE MUSEUM (60 MINUTES)
SESSION 2 IN THE SCHOOL CLASSROOM (50 MINUTES)

On this tour, students become more familiar with some of the women artists in our collection including Sherry Salari Sander, Sandy Scott, Lanford Monroe, and Donna Howell-Sickles. Quotes from these artists give insights into their methods and motivations.

Post-visit: loan of our Donna Howell-Sickles lecture video. This video documents a slide lecture given by Donna Howell-Sickles at the Museum  in 1996. She discusses the legends and symbolism behind her images.


For more information, please contact:

Lisa Simmons
Assistant Curator of Youth and Adult Education
(307) 732-5435

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