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2010–2011

INTEGRATING THE ARTS

The Walters Art Museum

SCHOOL PROGRAMS

thewalters.org/teachers


WELCOME to the 2010-2011 school year at the Walters. Everything you need to know is inside this brochure. Don’t miss our special exhibition, Walter Wick: Games, Gizmos and Toys in the Attic (he co-created the I Spy book series). All of our programs align with your curriculum and integrate the arts into all disciplines. So spread the word! We look forward to seeing you this year. Guided school tours, outreach and studios of the special exhibitions are available upon request. Book early! School tour slots will be in high demand! Register at thewalters.org/teachers/tour. Walter Wick: Games, Gizmos and Toys in the Attic September 19, 2010–January 2, 2011 → thewalters.org/exhibitions/walter-wick This exhibition celebrates Walter Wick, co-creator of I Spy and the creator of the Can You See What I See book series loved by millions of children and adults around the world. Large model sets, photographs and illusions are on view. Numerous connections to the science, language arts, social studies and visual arts curricula! Don’t miss the Walter Wick Student Competition! Student teams will create a diorama or kinetic machine inspired by Wick’s work. “Intent to Submit” forms are due on September 20, 2010. → Go to teachers.thewalters.org for details. Kids under 17 are admitted free to the special exhibition. Two chaperones per 10 children will also be allowed free entry. Additional chaperones pay the $10.00 special exhibition fee.


SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS

Treasures of Heaven: Saints, Relics and Devotion in Medieval Europe February 13–May 15, 2011 Explore the development of the early Christian era of relics from late antiquity to the end of the Middle Ages. Investigate the place of relics and reliquaries in medieval religious practices and discover how that practice continues today.


School Tours


Always Free! Register at thewalters.org/teachers/tour. A detailed chart outlining tour alignment with the Maryland State Curriculum is available at teachers.thewalters. org. All tours focus on 21st Century Skills! *Max # of students varies if a studio component is added. Curriculum connection Codes: Visual Arts VA Social Studies Language Arts LA Math Science SC Music

SS MA MU

Age of Exploration Explore the cultural exchanges that took place between Europe and other regions of the world as a result of travel, trade and colonization.

Grades Max # of Students Outreach Available Studio Available VA LA SS SC

5–12 30* Yes Yes

Ancient Egypt Look at art from thousands of years ago and discuss how it reflects the beliefs and customs of ancient Egypt.

Grades Max # of Students Outreach Available Studio Available VA LA SS

2–12 30* Yes Yes

Ancient Greece and Rome Compare and contrast the art, culture and daily life of ancient Greece and Rome.

Grades Max # of Students Outreach Available Studio Available VA LA SS

2–12 30* Yes Yes

Ancient World Compare community life in ancient Egypt, the Near East, Greece and Rome. (Ancient Americas and China can be included upon request.)

Grades Max # of Students Outreach Available Studio Available VA LA SS

2–12 60 Yes Yes

Animals in Art Discover and identify animals both real and imaginary.

Grades Max # of Students Outreach Available Studio Available VA LA

K–2 120 Yes Yes

Art Detective A work of art can hold many secrets. Discover the hidden stories conservators have revealed about objects in our collection.

4-8 Grades Max # of Students 30* Outreach Available No Studio Available Yes VA LA SS SC


School Tours Chamber of Art & Wonders Learn about collecting in the 17th century. Marvel at the man-made and natural objects that astounded collectors of the past.

Grades Max # of Students Outreach Available Studio Available VA LA SS SC

Developing Language and Literacy through the Arts (DLLA) Designed for first grade Baltimore County students, this tour is a perfect complement to the DLLA curriculum.

Grade 1 Max # of Students 60 Outreach available No Studio available Yes VA LA

Mathematical Masterpieces Discover how artists have used geometry, measurement and patterns throughout history.

6–8 Grades Max # of students 30* Outreach Available No Studio Available Yes VA MA SS

Medieval Art Explore Byzantine, Ethiopian, Islamic and Western medieval art. View sculptures, stained glass and even a knight in shining armor!

Grades Max # of Students Outreach Available Studio Available VA LA SS

2–12 60 Yes Yes

Mythology Compare mythological stories and creatures from various cultures and examine the functions of myths in ancient and modern times.

Grades Max # of Students Outreach Available Studio Available VA LA SS

2–12 60 Yes Yes

Nature in Asian Art Discuss the theme of nature in the arts of China, Japan and Southeast Asia.

Grades Max # of Students Outreach Available Studio Available VA LA SS

4–12 30* Yes Yes

Renaissance Art Discover how advancements during the Renaissance are reflected in the art of the period. (Baroque art can be included upon request.)

Grades Max # of Students Outreach Available Studio Available VA LA SS

6–12 45* Yes Yes

2–12 30* Yes Yes


Sounds of the Centuries Listen to musical excerpts from different cultures and discover the relationship between music and art.

Grades K–5 Max # of Students 45* Outreach Available No Studio Available Yes VA LA SS MU

Stop, Look, Listen, and Touch Examine paintings and sculptures for lines, shapes, colors and textures.

Grades Max # of Students Outreach Available Studio Available VA LA

K–2 120 Yes Yes

Telling Stories in Art Journey through time and explore how stories can be told through art. Perfect for those who want to see a little bit of everything.

Grades Max # of Students Outreach Available Studio Available VA LA SS

2–12 120 Yes Yes

World of the Samurai Study objects of war and peace used by the famous Japanese warrior class.

Grades Max # of Students Outreach Available Studio Available VA LA SS

4–12 30* Yes Yes

19th–Century Art Analyze 19th–century America and Europe through painting, sculpture and the decorative arts.

Grades Max # of Students Outreach Available Studio Available VA LA SS

6–12 60 Yes Yes

Integr ating the Arts → thewalters.org/teachers/resources This interdisciplinary resource connects the visual arts to social studies, language arts, science and math. Featuring selections from our ancient, medieval, Renaissance and Chinese collections, the site includes interactives and printable lesson plans. Be sure to check back later in the year when we launch our new module on Islam.


Student Programs

Outreach Visits local outreach  A professional museum educator will come to your school and lead an object-based lesson. Outreach is FREE and prepares your students for their museum field trip. Limited to schools within a 50-mile radius from the museum. Check the appropriate box on our on line registration form. Distant Outreach ⁄ Trunk Program  This free resource trunk focusing on the ancient world includes object reproductions, activities and more. Bring the Walters to your students without leaving your classroom. Limited to schools beyond a 50-mile radius from the museum. → For outreach information go to thewalters.org/teachers.

how to book a tour 1. Choose your tour and outreach / studio options. 2. Go to thewalters.org/teachers/tour and fill out the form. 3. Click submit. You will hear from us within two weeks. 4. Read the Tips for a Successful Visit on our website for important visit information.


Studio Experiences Enhance your guided tour with an art studio. Students will engage in tour themes by creating a work of art which they can take home. Check the appropriate box on our on-line registration form. Cost of studios: $1.50 ⁄ student (FREE for Title I schools) Minimum number of students: 15 Maximum number of students: 60 Combined length of tour and studio: Grades K–1: 1 ½ hours; Grades 2–12: 2 hours

Buses Available Bus stipends are available on a first-come, first-served basis for Maryland Title I schools. Check the appropriate box on our on line registration form. → For details / restrictions: thewalters.org/teachers/field-trips, click Tips for a Successful Visit.

Artist-in-residency program Work with a professional ceramic artist from Young Audiences to observe, analyze, and be inspired by the Walters collection. Create a mosaic mural for your school that reflects both your museum experience and your time with the artist. → For details and pricing, email info@yamd.org.


Teacher Programs

Pre-registration is required for all programs and space is limited. Applications, registration and detailed information for teacher programs are available at thewalters.org/teachers/ development.

MEET THE ARTIST: I SPY, WALTER WICK! Thursday, September 16, 2010 4:15 p.m.–6:30 p.m. $20 members  ⁄ $30 non-members Walter Wick will take you on a guided tour of his exhibition and will discuss his use of science, puzzles and illusions. Following the gallery experience, Walters’ educators will lead a hands-on studio that you can use in your classroom. Space is limited to 40 participants. Price includes guided tour with the artist, workshop supplies, educator’s guide and light refreshments.

Evenings for Educators Private viewing time just for educators includes a guided tour, special exhibition admission fee, resource material (if available), wine and light refreshments. $7 members ⁄ $10 non-members Walter Wick: Games, Gizmos and Toys in the Attic Thursday, September 30, 2010 4:30–6:30 p.m. (guided tours begin at 5 p.m.) Treasures of Heaven: Saints, Relics and Devotion in Medieval Europe Thursday, March 25, 2011 4:30–6:30 p.m. (guided tours begin at 5 p.m.)


Revive, Contemplate and Integrate

The Arts of Islam Workshop Thursday, November 11, 2010 4:30–7 p.m. Free Join Walters’ educators and curators to learn how to use our collection of Islamic art in your classroom.

Pachyderm TechnoLogy Workshop Saturday, May 14, 2011 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. $50 / teacher (price includes workshop materials and lunch) Pachyderm, a user-friendly, opensource software, will enhance your teaching and inspire you to use technology in new ways. Use the Walters’ on line collection to create interactive multi-media presentations. Space is limited to 20 participants.

Wednesday, June 22 and Thursday, June 23, 2011 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. $130 ⁄ pair includes workshop, refreshments, and 1 MSDE credit Use the Walters’ collection, work with teaching artists and create arts integrated lessons in this two-day workshop. Led by the Walters and Young Audiences ⁄ Arts for Learning. Participants should apply in interdisciplinary pairs (arts with non-arts teacher). Application required, due by May 1, 2011. Space is limited to 20 participants.

Customized Professional Development and Workshops Learn how to use the museum as a resource for teaching in the classroom. Workshops can take place at the museum or the site of your choice. Topics include arts integration and technology.


Qatar Foundation International Maryland State Department of Education Helen P. Denit Trust The Goldsmith Family Foundation The Macht Philanthropic Fund The Helen and Merrill Bank Foundation Miriam Lodge K.S.B., Inc. Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation

The Walters would like to thank the following organizations for their generous support of our educational programs:

THANK YOU!

The Walters Art Museum 600 North Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21201-5185


School Programs 2010-2011  

The Walters Art Museum School Programs Brochure 2010-2011

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