Virtual Field Trips: Registration

Reading Rug: Give Me a Beat (Program is Full)

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 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: A is for Artist

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 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.

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

Art of Animals (Program is Full)

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

Build a love for sketching and drawing in your elementary artists with the SMA Studio: Sketch Club program. Each month 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-recordedvideo. This program is perfect for an elementary or intermediate teacher looking to supplement their art curriculum or for studio art educators looking to introduce new topics and expertise.

Studio Art Kit includes an 8-page 8.5 x 11 sketchbook for each student. Classroom teachers will need to supplement with colored pencils, markers, or crayons as appropriate.

Language Arts 

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 (Program is Full)

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 in to the Stark Museum of Art galleries to learn about ceramic artist Dorothy Doughty’s porcelain birds. This program is design 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

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 TEKS.

Perspectives on the West – Available January 2020

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 4 10-minute videos, 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 to the student. This program is aligned with Fine Arts and Social Studies TEKS and will be available beginning January 2021.

SMA Studio: Model Magic Caricatures

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 1 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.