Reading Rug: Give Me a Beat
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 classroom 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: There’s a Bear Out There
SHHH! Tiptoe along with us as we take a peek at the sleeping bear outside of the museum! Students will roar with joy as we snore like bears, cuddle up for the story, Bear Can’t Sleep by Karma Wilson, and put our paws to work making our “beary” own sculpture using model magic.
Studio Art Kits include a classroom copy of Bear Can’t Sleep by Karma Wilson and one 1-oz. packet of model magic for each student to sculpt with during the Art Studio portion of the project. Classroom teachers will need to supply washable markers for portions of the project.
SMA Studio: Sketch Club
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 or special exhibition. 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.
Art of Animals
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.
Meet the Museum
What makes the Stark Museum of Art such a big deal? Go on an adventure through the Stark Museum of Art galleries and get to know our world-renowned collection. This program is a great introduction to visiting an art museum, and once students complete their quick tour through our galleries, they will head to our virtual art studio to design and create a three-dimensional DIY Museum, showcasing their own miniature drawings and works of art. This program is aligned with Fine Arts TEKS.
Studio Art Kit includes supplies for each student to build their own DIY Museum. Classroom teachers will need to supplement with colored pencils or markers.
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
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 packets 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.
Art & Science Lab
Discover where art and science meet! Museum professionals and artists use science every day, and students participating in this program will get a closer look at how science is used to care for artwork at the Stark Museum of Art. During the studio art portion of this program, students will conduct a chemistry experiment to discover what makes metal sculptures patina.
Studio Art Kits will include all materials for students to conduct the chemistry experiment, as well as instruction to expand the lesson if desired.
Explore the many careers available in the museum profession through this interview series with staff from the Stark Museum of Art, The W.H. Stark House, and the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation. Students will meet key 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.
SMA Studio: Sun Prints
Introduce your class to cameraless photography! During this program, students will learn how artists have used cameraless photography both as a tool for processing traditional film as well as a photographic form in its own right. Students will have the opportunity to create two sunprints, or cyanotypes, using materials provided in the studio art kits.