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Impressionism: Guided Tour (6 -8)

Last changed: 07/13/2022 8:47pm
6 , 7 , 8 Visual Art
Visual Art English
Both Grade Level and Arts/PE Program Alignment
1 120 min
1 120 min
One-hour tour of historic house and 45 minute hands-on activity led by museum staff.
Combo Offsite Tour & Offsite Workshop

Hill-Stead Museum
35 Mountain Road, Farmington, CT 06032
All year, on first come, first serve basis. Tour dates TBD. Please call at least two to four weeks in advance to schedule. Offsite, Virtual
$10 0
no Phone , Email , In-Person
Hill-Stead will provide all activity and tour materials onsite.
Please have students bring water bottles (no water fountain on site).
Name tags are very helpful for educators!
Please break up students into equal sized groups as recommended by Hill-Stead contact. There is a maximum of 15 students in one group + 1-2 chaperones while touring the house.
I CAN comfortably discuss artwork and elements of art with my peers and with an educator.
I CAN connect local and world history with Hill-Stead’s art and architecture.
I CAN create an artwork modeled on Monet’s style (en plein air.
(I CAN comfortably discuss artwork and elements of art with my peers and with an educator.
I CAN connect local and world history with Hill-Stead’s art and architecture.)
TOUR: 60 min:
Students will participate in discussions with the Museum Educator and their peers about the lifestyle of the Pope family, art standards in the mid-1800s, individual Impressionist artists, their inspirations, and their difficulties. Students will have a chance to see the historic home and art exactly as it was, a rare chance to experience art outside of a gallery space. These artworks include works by Monet, Degas, Manet, and Cassatt as well as numerous works by American artist James McNeil Whistler.
Tours are discussion based, inviting students to actively engage in critical discussions centered on the history of the home, art, and family. Elementary students will engage using Visual Thinking Strategies and tactile props.
This tour is heavily art focused and does not tour the entire home, instead leaving time for discussion in the Dining Room, Drawing Room, and the second floor’s Green Room, where the Impressionist works are displayed. It is particularly suitable for Art, French, and English students.
(I CAN create an artwork modeled on Monet’s style (en plein air.
ACTIVITY: 45 min:
Students will learn about the barriers that Impressionist artists faced and how their rebellion against the artistic standards of the time allowed for the development of modern art. Students will then work to create their own piece of art in the style of the Impressionist Monet, learning his artistic techniques and creating their own masterpiece “en plein air.”
After completing their artwork, students will be challenged to write a short, age-appropriate poem (structured or freewritten) to describe their landscape and experience at Hill-Stead.
(I CAN comfortably discuss artwork and elements of art with my peers and with an educator.
I CAN connect local and world history with Hill-Stead’s art and architecture.)
TOUR: 60 min:
Students will participate in discussions with the Museum Educator and their peers about the lifestyle of the Pope family, art standards in the mid-1800s, individual Impressionist artists, their inspirations, and their difficulties. Students will have a chance to see the historic home and art exactly as it was, a rare chance to experience art outside of a gallery space. These artworks include works by Monet, Degas, Manet, and Cassatt as well as numerous works by American artist James McNeil Whistler.
Tours are discussion based, inviting students to actively engage in critical discussions centered on the history of the home, art, and family. Elementary students will engage using Visual Thinking Strategies and tactile props.
This tour is heavily art focused and does not tour the entire home, instead leaving time for discussion in the Dining Room, Drawing Room, and the second floor’s Green Room, where the Impressionist works are displayed. It is particularly suitable for Art, French, and English students.
(I CAN create an artwork modeled on Monet’s style (en plein air.
ACTIVITY: 45 min:
Students will learn about the barriers that Impressionist artists faced and how their rebellion against the artistic standards of the time allowed for the development of modern art. Students will then work to create their own piece of art in the style of the Impressionist Monet, learning his artistic techniques and creating their own masterpiece “en plein air.”
After completing their artwork, students will be challenged to write a short, age-appropriate poem (structured or freewritten) to describe their landscape and experience at Hill-Stead.
We love chaperones! However, too many can lead to over-sized groups.

Please keep in mind that one chaperone per 10 students receives complimentary admission.

Additional chaperones are welcome, but must be approved prior to your tour and will be responsible for paying their own entrance cost.

Grade 6

Grade 6: Speaking and Listening Standards: Comprehension and Collaboration: 1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
c.Pose and respond to specific questions with elaboration and detail by making comments that contribute to the topic, text, or issue under discussion.
d.Review the key ideas expressed and demonstrate understanding of multiple perspectives through reflection and paraphrasing.
Grade 6: Visual Arts: Connecting: Anchor Standard 11: A. Analyze how art reflects changing times, traditions, resources, and cultural uses.
6: Visual Arts: Creating: Anchor Standard 2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work. 1. Demonstrate openness in trying new ideas, materials, methods, and approaches in making works of art and design.

Grade 7

Grade 7: Speaking and Listening Standards: Comprehension and Collaboration: 1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 7 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

c.Pose and respond to specific questions with elaboration and detail by making comments that contribute to the topic, text, or issue under discussion.
d.Review the key ideas expressed and demonstrate understanding of multiple perspectives through reflection and paraphrasing.
Grade 7: Visual Arts: Connecting: Anchor Standard 11: A. Analyze how response to art is influenced by understanding the time and place in which it was created, the available resources, and cultural uses.
7: Visual Arts: Creating: Anchor Standard 2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work. 1. Demonstrate persistence in developing skills with various materials, methods, and approaches in creating works of art or design.

Grade 8

Grade 8: Speaking and Listening Standards: Comprehension and Collaboration: 1. Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
c.Pose and respond to specific questions with elaboration and detail by making comments that contribute to the topic, text, or issue under discussion.
d.Review the key ideas expressed and demonstrate understanding of multiple perspectives through reflection and paraphrasing.
Grade 8: Visual Arts: Connecting: Anchor Standard 11: A. Distinguish different ways art is used to represent, establish, reinforce, and reflect group identity.
8: Visual Arts: Creating: Anchor Standard 2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work. 1. Demonstrate willingness to experiment, innovate, and take risks to pursue ideas, forms, and meanings that emerge in the process of art-making or designing.
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Hill-Stead Museum

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