Art Excursion Programs for Libraries

Outreach presentations are currently booked to capacity. We will be redesigning the current offerings and able to accept new requests in fall of 2017.

Glory of Stories (pre-K – Grade 2)
This fun and interactive program invites participants to listen to a story, discuss two or three works of art, and complete a simple art project. Books include My Many Colored Days (Dr. Seuss), Chameleon’s Colors (Chisato Tashiro), A Piece of Chalk (Jennifer A. Ericsson), The Big Orange Splot (D. Manus Pinkwater), Roger the Jolly Pirate (Brett Helquist), and Mouse Paint (Ellen Stoll Walsh).

Meet the Museum!
Discover the role an art museum plays in the community and the importance of artists who document the human experience. Participants will review the many responsibilities of Museum staff, learn different museum and art terms, and discuss the importance of museum manners.

The Artist’s Language
Artists use line, color, texture, and shape to create their works. This program will discuss these basic elements of design and how they work together as a visual language. Participants will learn how artists use color to convey mood and will be able to differentiate between organic and geometric shapes.

Face to Face
What can you learn from a portrait? A portrait can tell us a great deal about the life and times of the subject. This program informs participants on the genre of portraiture, discussing various uses of a portrait and how the artist presents the subject using surroundings, clothing, facial expressions, and gesture.

Painting with Words
Language Arts and Visual Arts come together in this fun program! Using art as a springboard, participants build their vocabularies and stretch their imaginations by creating poems or stories.

Summer Reading Club 2017: Build a Better World!
The Delaware Art Museum offers interactive and themed presentations throughout the summer to area libraries. Click the button below to download the flyer of programs..

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 Program Details & Set-up

  • Each program is approximately 45 – 75 minutes in length and includes an art activity.
  • The content (both artwork and information) of each program offering will be adjusted according to the age and learning level of the audience.
  • Most programs use technology unless otherwise noted. Museum staff will bring a projector and laptop to the classroom.  School/Organization must be able to provide a screen or blank wall for projection.

Scheduling & Pricing

  • Reservations are required and should be made 4 – 6 weeks in advance.
  • Limited presentation times are available Monday – Thursday for libraries.
  • Space is limited to 30 participants.
Visits within 30 miles of the Museum Cost
Single Presentation $80
Visits 31 – 60 miles from the Museum (Subject to staff availability) Additional Travel Fee
31 – 40 miles + $50
41 – 50 miles + $60
51 – 60 miles + $70
Beyond 60 miles Contact

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