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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, look at original 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: $80 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 three students. Classes run from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Fee includes art materials and instructional hour.

Themes for the 2013–2014 School Year

  • October–November 2013
    Theme: The Art of Buildings

    Book: Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty
    Museum Tour: Buildings inside and out
    Art Project: 3-D buildings
  • December 2013–January 2014
    Theme: Lines and Shapes in Art

    Book: Just Line Around by Kinsy McVay
    Museum Tour: Modern art
    Art Project: Mondrian-inspired masterpieces
  • February–March 2014
    Theme: People in Art

    Book: Walter Was Worried by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
    Museum Tour: People in the collection
    Art Project: Mixed-media self-portraits
  • April–May 2014
    Theme: Seasons in Art

    Book: And Then It’s Spring by Julie Fogliano
    Museum Tour: Seasons in the collection
    Art Project: Warm and cool creations
  • June 2014
    Knights and Mythological Creatures

    Book: King Arthur’s Very Great Grandson by Kenneth Kraegel
    Museum tour: Armor, medieval art, and Asian art
    Art Project: Knights and mythological puppets

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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