|3 , 4 , 5
|Grade Level Program
|1 hour and 15 minute tour (plus travel) in addition to three 45-90 minute in-school lessons taught by classroom and art teachers.
|Teachers who enroll in Art and Writing are provided full-color curriculum manual, classroom posters, and a USB of digital resources in order to lead pre- and post- museum visit lessons on their own schedule. There is no charge for the materials and teachers may keep the resources for years to come.
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
600 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103
|Art and Writing is available all year. Tour dates TBD
|In-School + Offsite,
|Other , In-Person , Email , Phone
The museum will provide hard-copies of the Teacher Curriculum Resource which includes fully outlined lesson plans, student worksheets, and additional content for classroom enrichment. Additional supplies include a USB of program images as well as posters of the program images.
Teachers will receive a Teacher Discovery Pass, a one-time free pass to explore the museum to prepare for their students" upcoming tour and plan curricular connections.
Limited free busing is provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
Classroom projection screen or equivalent. Teachers will need to make photocopies of the provided student worksheets from the workbook. Additional art supplies as determined by art teachers.
Teachers must complete the accompanying lesson and must commit to completing a concluding lesson prior to and after the free museum visit.
I can use use the elements of art and principles of design to describe works of art.
I can use what I see to help me interpret works of art.
I can connect works of art to personal and/or cultural experiences.
I can use works of art to inspire written compositions.
Art and Writing is an upper elementary art and literacy program that connects the visual and language arts. In this program, students learn how to "read" a work of art through close looking and thoughtful analysis. The rich array of accompanying writing activities are designed to inspire and strengthen student writing skills.
Each grade level unit focuses on one form of writing: Grade 3: Tell Me a Story (narrative) Grade 4: Detail Detectives (descriptive) Grade 5: Compare and Contrast (expository) The program consists of four components per grade-level unit: 1. Introductory classroom lesson (taught by classroom teacher) 2. Art and Writing: Curriculum Extension Tour at the museum (taught by museum docents) 3. Art-making activity (taught by art teacher) 4. Closing classroom lesson (taught by classroom teacher)
Reservations must be made at least three weeks in advance of desired visit. All school visits must have a confirmed appointment.
Call (860) 838-4046 to book the Art and Writing Program today.
Free busing is provided for this program on a first-come, first-served basis.
Hartford Public Schools: FREE for students and chaperones
Teachers receive the Teacher Curriculum Resource, USB of program images, and posters of program images upon booking their Art and Writing: Curriculum Extension Tour. Please be sure to specify that you will be utilizing the curriculum materials when booking. Materials will be mailed to participating teachers.
3. The Teacher Curriculum Resource only is also available for download at http://thewadsworth.org/education/teachers/schoolprograms/.
Chaperones accompany students in the galleries while monitoring the behavior of students and must remain with students at all times. There is no additional cost for chaperones. Chaperone guidelines are provided by the museum upon booking.