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Impressionism: Guided Tour (K - 5)

Last changed: 07/13/2022 8:47pm
K , 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 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. Dates TBD. Please call at least two to four weeks in advance to schedule. Offsite,
$10 0
no In-Person , Phone , Email
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 + 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 (cinquain) 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 (cinquain) 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 5 students (elementary schoolers) 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 K

Grade K: Speaking and Listening Standards: Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas #4: Describe familiar people, places, things, and events and, with prompting and support, provide additional detail.
Grade K: Visual Arts: Responding: Anchor Standard 7: Perceive and analyze artistic work. 2A. Describe what an image represents.

Grade 1

Grade 1: Speaking and Listening Standards: Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas #4: Describe people, places, things, and events with relevant details, expressing ideas, and feelings clearly.
Grade 1: Visual Arts: Responding: Anchor Standards 8: Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work. A. Interpret art by categorizing subject matter and identifying the characteristics of form.

Grade 2

Grade 2: Speaking and Listening Standards: Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas #4: Tell a story or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking audibly in coherent sentences.
Grade 2: Visual Arts: Responding: Anchor Standard 9: Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work. A. Use learned art vocabulary to express preferences about artwork.

Grade 3

Grade 3: Speaking and Listening Standards: Comprehension and Collaboration: 1: 3. Ask and answer questions about information from a speaker, offering appropriate elaboration and detail.
Grade 3: Visual Arts: Connecting: Anchor Standard 11: A. Recognize that responses to art change depending on knowledge of the time and place in which it was made.
3: Visual Arts: Creating: Anchor Standard 2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work. 1. Create personally satisfying artwork using a variety of artistic processes and materials.

Grade 4

Grade 4: 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 4 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
c. Pose and respond to specific questions to clarify or follow up on information, and make comments that contribute to the discussion and link to the remarks of others.
d. Review the key ideas expressed and explain their own ideas and understanding in light of the discussion.
Grade 4: Visual Arts: Connecting: Anchor Standard 11: A. Through observation, infer information about time, place, and culture in which a work of art was created.
4: Visual Arts: Creating: Anchor Standard 2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work. 1. Explore and invent art-making techniques and approaches.

Grade 5

Grade 5: 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 5 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
c. Pose and respond to specific questions by making comments that contribute to the discussion and elaborate on the remarks of others.
d. Review the key ideas expressed and draw conclusions in light of information and knowledge gained from the discussions.
Grade 5: Visual Arts: Connecting: Anchor Standard 11: A. Identify how art is used to inform or change beliefs, values, or behaviors of an individual or society.
5: Visual Arts: Creating: Anchor Standard 2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work. 1. Experiment and develop skills in multiple art-making techniques and approaches through practice.
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