Onsite Field Trips: 5th-8th Grade Registration


We’re all hands in for this clay-based studio! During this 2-hour program, students will get inspired during a visit to our galleries to see our world-renowned collection of landscape art and then create their own nature-inspired bas-relief clay tile. In the studio, students will learn how to hand-cut tiles from clay slabs, attach clay appliques securely, press in stamps and patterns as desired, and create a finished bas-relief tile. Student artwork will be fired in our kiln and ready for pickup in approximately 4 weeks. Participating teachers will be required to return to pick-up artwork once fired.


Discover your inner artist! Learn about the elements of art and explore masterworks in the Stark Museum of Art through sketching and journaling activities while connecting with social studies, language arts, and history curricula. Students will create an original work of art inspired by their visit to the special exhibition while in the Art Studio. This program is aligned with Fine Arts TEKS.


Experience the best of the Stark Museum of Art and Shangri La Gardens during this 4 1/2 hour program! Students will explore the link between plant structures and their functions as we explore the flora of Shangri La Gardens. We will examine different types of roots, flowers, and seeds as we investigate different plant adaptations. If the weather cooperates, this lesson may include a boat tour. At the Stark Museum of Art, students will discover how artists use botany both as inspirations for works of art and as a material to create their art. Students will explore the special exhibition, Enlarging the View: Contemporary Photographs & Connections, as well as botanical prints and American Indian basketry from the museum’s collection. In the studio, students will create a mixed media print using natural materials harvested during their visit to Shangri La Gardens.

Students will spend approximately 2 hours at Shangri La Gardens in the morning and 2 hours at the Stark Museum Art in the afternoon. Students should bring a sack lunch; there will be a 1/2 hour lunch break at Shangri La Gardens. The bus driver should be prepared to shuttle students between Shangri La Gardens and the Stark Museum of Art during this lesson.

5th-8th Grade: Onsite Field Trip Registration (Spring 2022)

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  • Maximum of 50 students per program.
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  • We strive to provide accommodations that ensure everyone has the best possible experience.
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    Please be aware of the time when selecting your requested field trip date. We offer 9:00 a.m. & 11:45 a.m. start times for most of our available dates. If NOT reserving for this program, please select “NOT reserving for this program.”
  • SMA cannot guarantee that all special requests can be accommodated, but staff will review and contact you regarding any special requests once this form is received.