At the heart of our school programs is the belief that all children can look at, talk about, and enjoy works of art, given a safe and inviting environment to observe, question, and reflect. Our focus is on creating opportunities for students and teachers to think creatively and collectively as they consider the power of art to help us learn, to make us wonder, and to move us personally. School visits to the museum focus on making personal connections to art, exploring the materials, techniques and processes used to create art, and examining the historical and social context in which the works were created.
Learning to Look
Students in grades K-12 use original works of art as a focus for
observations, discussions and small group activities to
strengthen visual and verbal literacy skills. Works of art are
examined from stylistic, aesthetic, cultural and historical
perspectives. This inquiry-based program introduces students to
the museum and addresses NYS Learning and Common Core Standards.
School Group Visits are designed to meet the needs of particular
grade levels and various learning modalities.
Duration: 60 minutes; Fee: $6 per student For all inquiries please call 516-484-9338 x12.
This in-depth program offers students an extended museum visit
with time for sketching and writing in the galleries and Family
Passes for a return visit. The program develops visual literacy,
communication skills, critical thinking, and self-expression.
The program is inquiry-based, addresses various learning
modalities, and meets both NYS Learning and Common Core
Standards. Teachers participate in a two-hour PD workshop;
receive a Study Guide, CD with exhibition images, and posters
for the classroom.
Duration: 90 minutes; Fee: $15 per student For all inquiries please call 516-484-9338 x12.
Art Partners, a museum-school collaboration, enriches educational experiences through engagement with visual art tailored to meet the needs of each class. Classes visit 3 exhibits, developing visual literacy, communication skills, critical thinking, and self-expression in activities addressing various learning modalities. Inquiry-based, AP addresses NYS Learning and Common Core Standards. Teachers receive 3, two-hour PD workshops, Study Guides, image CDs, and posters. Students receive 3 Family Passes. For more information please contact Laura Lynch, Director of Education at 516 484-9338 x. 24 or email Llynch@nassaumuseum.org.
Museum PALS (Pairing Art and Literacy in Schools)
Designed for ELLs and their teachers, PALS encourages learning through looking, and addresses NYS Learning and Common Core Standards. Students observe and discuss works of art to strengthen visual and verbal literacy skills, decode images and construct meaning while developing vocabulary. Students use art as inspiration while collecting imagery and cultural references that build background knowledge. They also build cultural and social capital by learning how to navigate a cultural institution. Please contact the Director of Education if you want to discuss this partnership.
For all inquires call 516-484-9338 x12.