Museum Looks and Picture BooksThis 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 2015/2016 School Year
Theme: ABC Art
Book: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr.
Museum Tour: Stories in Art
Art Project: Alphabet Books
December 2015–January 2016
Theme: Fashion in Art
Book: I Like Old Clothes by Mary Ann Hoberman
Museum Tour: Costumes in the Collection
Art Project: Fabric Collage
Theme: Exploring Communities
Book: Last Stop on Market Street by Matt De La Peña
Museum Tour: People and Places in the Museum
Art Project: Mixed Media Works
Theme: Colors in Art
Book: Green is a Chile Pepper by Roseanne Greenfield Thong
Museum Tour: Modern Art
Art Project: Abstract Color Paintings
Knights and Mythological Creatures
Book: The Tale of Custard the Dragon by Ogden Nash
Museum tour: Armor, medieval art, and Asian art
Art Project: Armor Shields
For more information, please contact The Division of Education by phone at 215-684-7580, by fax at 215-236-4063, or by e-mail at .