Field Studies and Outreach Programs coordinated by our Education Curator provide opportunities for students and teachers K-12 to experience art in new and exciting ways through first-hand encounters with original works of art. Each program is designed to enhance student learning, encourage verbal and visual literacy, promote creativity, and provide rich connections between the arts and other disciplines.
These programs seek to engage students both in and out of the classroom with a selection of interpretive programs that can be tailored to specific grade levels and classroom curricula in both art and non-art subjects.
Programs are inquiry-based experiences developed in accordance with the Florida Standards led by trained docents. K-12 school field studies are designed for student audiences in public and private schools, home school groups, scout organizations, after-school programs, and clubs.
With a minimum of 10 students, Field Studies and Tours are great for homeschool programs. The Museum is happy to work with scouting and other youth organizations interested in setting up a program. Contact Pam Coffman, Curator of Education to learn more.
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The Museum of Art – DeLand, Florida has received a grant from the Duke Energy Foundation for its Arts on the Grow “We are Starke” program.
Funding will help provide arts activities designed to enhance the existing afterschool program at Edith I. Starke Elementary School. Weekly sessions, taught by practicing artists and art educators, align with core curriculum while addressing the interests of the students, their culture, and their community. In addition to underwriting staffing and supplies, a portion of the funds received through the Duke Energy Foundation’s competitive grant process will cover transportation costs for student field trips to the Museum of Art – DeLand.
The Museum's Arts on the Grow is an arts integration program that incorporates the visual arts into all areas of the core curriculum and is designed to promote the growth of the whole child by connecting creative development with perceptual, cognitive, language and social skills. The pre-school component was developed by the Museum of Art - DeLand's Department of Education in collaboration with Mid-Florida Community Services Head Start in alignment with The Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework and Florida School Readiness Performance Standards.
In its sixth year (2017), Arts on the Grow was made possible, in part, by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, by the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and by individual and corporate donors.
Thank you to our Arts on the Grow Sponsor - Wells Fargo
The Art of Reflection and Response Teacher Institute is an immersive professional development program providing teachers with tools to reinvigorate their creative spirit with like-minded colleagues. The Institute provides arts-integrated teaching strategies that connect visual and verbal literacy by incorporating an inquiry-based model that goes beyond creating art projects in class - it is a teaching strategy that helps teachers merge arts standards with core curricula that make engaging correlations across content areas.
By incorporating the intersection between Language Arts and Mathematics Florida Core Standards and Visual Arts, the Institute's approach encourages the development of actively engaged students and provides enhanced opportunities for teacher collaboration through modeling, guided practice, research, reflection, and application.
Thank you to the Family of Dr. Evans C. Johnson for their generous sponsorship of the Art of Reflection and Response Teacher Institute.
The West African Tribal Art Study Guide is an educational resource to the exhibition catalogue West African Tribal Art: Sculptures, Textiles & Artifacts.
Section A of the Study Guide includes an introduction to African history, and to political and cultural traditions. Section B of the Study Guide includes images and content from the Museum's exhibition of the same name which was on view July - October 2015 (Museum Exhibition Archives) and discussion questions for educators.
Parents and students, teachers and administrators from Edith I. Starke Elementary School attended a very special Postcards from Starke Art Exhibition (May 18 - 24, 2015), which was a result of a project that began in January 2015. The project was designed to complement Starke Elementary's school-wide Social Studies Fair Project with the theme of Leadership and Legacy in History. Each grade’s theme was based on classroom curriculum with children responding to literature through writing and creating art. The museum provided art-integrated curriculum materials, lesson plan ideas and ongoing teacher support. Krewe Nouveau provided funding for classroom art supplies.
Postcard themes evolved into the following topics:
VPK: Growing Healthy
ESE Multi: Under the Sea
ESE SC: Farm Animals
Kindergarten: The Seasons
1st Grade: Storybook Characters
2nd Grade: Where in the world
3rd Grade: Wild Animals
4th Grade: Dreams
5th Grade: Bridge to our Dreams