Virtual Field Trips: Registration

IMPORTANT: Due to copyright licensing laws, teachers must register to receive access to Reading Rug videos.

READING RUG: A IS FOR ARTIST | FALL 2021 & SPRING 2022

Discover your inner artist as we explore the alphabet of art – colors, shapes, and artist’s tools! Students will find new ways to express themselves as we sing songs about colors, enjoy a special story featuring The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse by Eric Carle, and create a torn paper animal collage!

Studio Art Kits include a campus copy of The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse by Eric Carle and materials for each student to create their own torn paper horse collage. Classroom teachers will need to supply glue sticks or liquid glue as well as crayons for portions of this project.

READING RUG: GIVE ME A BEAT| FALL 2021 & SPRING 2022

Clap your hands and make a sound – because we’re exploring rhythms all around! Students will stomp and clap as they explore rhythms in art, find their groove during the story Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb by Al Perkins, discover the noisy fun of percussion, and create their own musical instrument.

Studio Art Kits include a campus copy of Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb by Al Perkins and 1 hand-drum for each student to design during the Art Studio portion of the project. Classroom teachers will need to supply crayons or markers for portions of the project.

READING RUG: ALL ABOARD!| SPRING 2022

Hop on board for a train adventure with the Stark Museum of Art and Orange Train Depot! Little engineers will be delighted as we sing songs about trains, enjoy a special story featuring Three Little Engines by Bob McKinnon, visit the historic Orange Train Depot, and create our own work of art about trains!

Studio Art Kits include a campus copy of Three Little Engines by Bob McKinnon and materials for each student to create their own original mixed media train art! Classroom teachers will need to supply glue sticks or liquid glue as well as crayons for portions of this project.

The video and studio art kits for this new program will be available beginning February 7, 2022.


ART OF ANIMALS | FALL 2021 & SPRING 2022

Discover the animals living in the Museum! Search high and low for mammals, birds, and insects and uncover how artists create works of art featuring animals during this virtual tour that encourages looking closely. During the virtual studio art portion of this program, students will create their own animal sculpture. This program is aligned with Fine Arts and Science TEKS.

Studio Art Kit includes one 1 oz. model magic packet for each student to sculpt their own animal. Classroom teachers may supplement with watercolor or magic markers to add color to completed sculptures.

SMA STUDIO: SKETCH CLUB | FALL 2021 & SPRING 2022

Build a love for sketching and drawing in your elementary artists with the SMA Studio: Sketch Club program. Each month, October through May, students will have the opportunity to learn a new technique and create a new drawing inspired by an artwork or technique from the Stark Museum of Art Collection. SMA Teaching Artists will lead each guided drawing lesson through a pre-recorded video. This program is perfect for an elementary, intermediate, or special education teacher looking to supplement their art curriculum or for studio art educators looking to introduce new topics and expertise. Register to be notified when new videos are released!

No Studio Art Kit. Classroom teachers will need to supply paper, pencils, and crayons/markers/colored pencils.

HOME: WHERE YOUR HABITAT IS | FALL 2021 & SPRING 2022

Experience the best of the Stark Museum of Art and Shangri La Gardens during this virtual program! At Shangri La Gardens, students will explore different habitats found in Southeast Texas. They will discover the three components of a habitat: food, water and shelter. As we explore the swamp, forest, and meadows, we will investigate the plants and animals that call each habitat home. At the Stark Museum of Art, students will explore how artists depict the habitats of animals and people, as well as how they use materials from their natural habitat to create unique works of art. This program includes a virtual visit to the special exhibition The West as Home. During the virtual studio art program, students will create a work of art inspired by their own habitat.

Studio Art Kits will include supplies for each student to create a three-dimensional nature collage of their own or an imagined habitat. Classroom teachers may supplement with crayons, colored pencils, magic markers, or additional collage materials they have available.

The video for this new program will be available by September 20, 2021.


LANGUAGE ARTS | FALL 2021 & SPRING 2022

Uncover how artists and writers use the same language. Students will use language arts activities to explore the Stark Museum of Art’s collection, comparing and contrasting, writing poetry, and illustrating a prediction. During the studio art portion of this program, students will create a calligram, an image created with letters and words, inspired by a work of art in the Stark Museum of Art. This program is aligned with Fine Arts and English Language Arts and Reading TEKS.

Studio Art Kit includes calligram templates. Classroom teachers will need to supplement with colored pencils or markers if students wish to add color.

SMA STUDIO: MODEL MAGIC ANIMALS | FALL 2021 & SPRING 2022

Introduce your students to sculpting and ceramics without the mess or hassle of firing clay! During this SMA Studio, students will use a modeling compound to craft an animal sculpture using two pinch pots. Students will learn basic additive sculpture techniques, as well as go on a brief virtual field trip to the Stark Museum of Art galleries to learn about ceramic artist Dorothy Doughty’s porcelain birds. This program is designed for intermediate and middle school-aged students.

Studio Art Kit includes two 1 oz. model magic packet for each student, planning templates for students, and a teacher guide. Classroom teachers will need to supplement with watercolor or magic markers if students wish to add color to their completed sculpture.


SMART JOBS | FALL 2021 & SPRING 2022

Explore the many careers available in the museum profession through this interview series with Stark Museum of Art staff. Students will meet key Museum staff, including administration, curatorial, exhibitions, education, and security. This virtual field trip is a great starter for classroom discussion on career paths and opportunities. This program is aligned with Fine Art TEKS. New videos may be added throughout the year.

PERSPECTIVES ON THE WEST | FALL 2021 & SPRING 2022

What does the phrase “West” mean to you? This program provides students the opportunity to explore the West from the perspective of four very different artists. Over the course of a 10-minute video, students will be introduced to artists whose work ranges from the 19th-21st centuries and whose artwork tells unique stories of the West. This program will prompt students to look closely at artwork depicting the West, how it is defined, and what it means personally. New videos may be added throughout the year.

SMA STUDIO: MODEL MAGIC CARICATURES | FALL 2021 & SPRING 2022

Let your students’ personalities shine during this sculpture lesson focused on the art of caricature! Students will use a modeling compound and armature to create their own caricatures inspired by Andy Anderson’s wood carving. During this virtual program, students will learn the basics of creating a human head form using an armature and techniques for sculpting facial features. A quick virtual visit to the gallery will illustrate some of the unique ways wood carver Andy Anderson brought his caricatures to life. This program is designed for high school-aged students.

Studio Art Kit includes three 1 oz. model magic and one armature for each student, as well as a teacher and student guide. Classroom teachers will need to supplement with watercolor or acrylic paint if students wish to add color to their completed sculpture.