Art Excursion Programs for Schools, Head Starts, & Day Cares

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 students 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. Students will review the many responsibilities of Museum staff, learn different museum and art terms, and discuss the importance of museum manners. This program is a great pre-visit activity for a class planning a field trip to the Delaware Art Museum.

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. Students 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 students 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, students build their vocabularies and stretch their imaginations by creating poems or stories.

Program Details & Set-up

  • Each program is approximately 60 minutes in length and includes an art or writing activity.
  • The content (both artwork and information) of each program offering will be adjusted according to the age and learning level of the audience.
  • Each program will use technology. 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 schools, Head Starts, and daycares.
  • Minimum of 12 students required. Maximum of 30 students per presentation.
Visits within 30 miles of the Museum Cost
Single Presentation $80
*Additional Presentations $80 for initial presentation; $40 for each subsequent presentation on the same date
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

*For groups that would like to schedule multiple presentations on one day, there is a 50% discount for each subsequent presentation.

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