Thinking Through Art:
Multisession Classroom Partnership
Ten-session museum-school residency
Delve deep into the art and culture of Himalayan Asia! Thinking Through Art is an arts residency program that allows students to explore themes and ideas in the Rubin Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibits over the course of multiple in-class sessions. Students will develop visual thinking skills, learn art making techniques, acquire new vocabulary, and express themselves through creative projects.
The Rubin Museum educator will work closely with classroom teachers to make sure that the residency is tailored to complement the classroom curriculum and adapt to the school’s schedule. Residencies consist of 10 single-period sessions or 5 double-period sessions, a museum visit, and presentations of student work at the end of the residency. Residencies can connect to many areas of classroom curriculum, including Social Studies, History, ELA, and Math. Rubin Museum teaching artists have extensive knowledge of Himalayan art and art making techniques, experience working with students of all ages and ability levels, and expertise in working with ESL and ELL students.
Thinking Through Art:
- Planning meeting with museum education staff to ensure curriculum integration
- Ten single-period (45 minutes) or five double-period (90 minutes) in-school sessions.
- One customized 90-minute museum visit.
- Presentations of student work at the end of residency.
- $1,500 per residency (up to thirty students per residency). Minimum two residencies required.
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Themes and content in past residencies include:
- Poses and gestures
- Mythical and hybrid animals
- Personal narrative
- The spread of Buddhism
- Peace and compassion
- Connection between math and art
Art techniques used in past residencies include:
- Embroidery and applique
- Observational drawing
- Comic drawing techniques
- Mixed media collage
For further information or to inquire about a Thinking Through Art residency, call 212-620-5000 x 359 or email email@example.com .
See Thinking Through Art in action! Discover what teaching artists, classroom teachers, and students have to say about our residencies. These evaluations document and reflect on experiences in the classroom and the museum. They are tools for assessing student learning and reflecting on our teaching practice.
Spring 2012 Evaluations
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Online Evidence of Teacher and Student Learning (ETSL)
Two of our Thinking Through Art Residencies, conducted in partnership with Liberty High School Academy for Newcomers, were selected for online publication and can be viewed on the Online Evidence of Teacher and Student Learning (ETSL) Database. These school residencies and online publications were developed through generous support from New York State Council on the Arts and Empire State Partnership.
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Education programs are made possible, in part, by the JPMorgan Chase Foundation.
Additional funding for Thinking Through Art is provided through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
School programs are also supported by The Bay and Paul Foundations.