The Art of Storytelling (middle)

Last changed: 05/29/2019 9:26am
Visual Art English
Grade Level Program Alignment
1 120 min
Combo Offsite Tour & Offsite Workshop
All year (maximum 125 students per visit) The NBMAA is proud to offer busing reimbursement in the 2019-20 calendar year. Spaces are limited and available on a first come first served basis.
$10 0
no Email , Phone , In-Person
Cardstock, mini copies of NBMAA collection images, scissors, glue sticks, coloring materials
NBMAA galleries and studio spaces

-I can look at art in different ways and collaboratively share my interpretations with my classmates.
-I can “read” artworks like stories.
-I can identify the key elements of a narrative, including character, setting, and plot.
-I can respect the opinions of other students, even if I see things differently.

After enjoying a docent-led tour of the NBMAA’s illustrious permanent collection, students are able to create their own unique collages using reproductions of those works. Students will learn the fundamentals of a narrative (including plot, setting, and character development) and interpret and present these concepts in their own collages, as well as in an inclusive theatrical presentation utilizing these skills and a culmination presentation of student collages. An optional follow-up activity asks students to title their artworks and write an accompanying story.
Maximum 125 students per visit

Parents and teachers are invited and encouraged to participate as chaperones during school visits! We require at least one chaperone per 10 students, but more are always appreciated and welcomed!

Grade 6

Grade 6: Reading Standards for Literature: Key Ideas and Details #1: Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Grade 6: Reading Standards for Literature: Key Ideas and Details #2: Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
Grade 6: Visual Arts: Responding: Anchor Standard 8: Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work. Interpret art by distinguishing between relevant and non-relevant contextual information and analyzing subject matter, characteristics of form and structure, and use of media to identify ideas and moods conveyed.
Grade 6: Visual Arts: Creating: Anchor Standard 3: Refine and complete artistic work. Reflect on whether personal artwork conveys the intended meaning and revise accordingly.