The Art Adventure program is an exploration of the visual arts that begins in Kindergarten and culminates with a 5th Grade field trip to the Art Institute of Chicago. Our goal is for the children to understand that art is fun, accessible and a very individual means of expression.
How It Works:
- Parent volunteers bring reproductions of Master artworks provided to them into the classroom.
- The volunteer guides the class through a discussion about the artistic concepts exemplified in the pieces, the artists’ background and gives a little history on the pieces themselves.
- At the end of each presentation, the volunteer guides the class through a brief hands-on activity designed to reinforce the concepts discussed.
- The presentations are scripted so there is no requirement to have knowledge of art. Prints, visual aids and background materials about the artists are provided.