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Preschool Groups

Museum Looks and Picture Books

This program is especially for preschool groups with students ages 3–5. The program introduces the Museum and art concepts to young children through developmentally appropriate activities. During the 1 1/2-hour program, students have a picture book read to them in the galleries, explore works of art that relate to the book, and make an art project to take home. Visiting schools receive preparatory materials, including the selected picture book to read to students and to become a permanent part of the school library.

Cost: $90 per class. Class size is limited to twenty students. Groups with more than twenty students must register for two classes. Two classes can be accommodated on one day. Please bring one chaperone for every five students. Classes run from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Fee includes art materials and instructional hour. To register, call 215-684-7580.

Books and Lessons for 2016/2017 School Year

  • October–November 2016
    Theme: Impressionism

    Book: Your Hand in My Hand by Mark Sperring and Britta Teckentrup
    Museum Tour: Impressionism
    Art Project: Monet’s Garden Landscapes
  • December 2016–January 2017
    Theme: Mythological Creatures

    Book: If I Had a Gryphon by Vikki Vansickle and Cate Atkinson
    Museum Tour: Medieval and Asian Art
    Art Project: Mythological Creatures
  • February–March 2017
    Theme: Abstract Art

    Book: The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds
    Museum Tour: Modern Art
    Art Project: Abstract Collages
  • April–May 2017
    Theme: Philadelphia Story

    Book: Larry Gets Lost in Philadelphia by Michael Mullin and John Skewes
    Museum Tour: Philadelphia Art and Artists
    Art Project: Mixed Media Portraits
  • June 2017
    Theme: Sculpture and Movement

    Book: The Night Gardener by The Fan Brothers
    Museum tour: Sculpture in the Collection
    Art Project: Clay Stabiles

For more information, please contact Education: School & Teacher Programs by phone at 215-684-7580, by fax at 215-236-4063, or by e-mail at .

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