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European Voyages | Discovering Art | American Adventures | Explorations in American History

 

The Huntington offers the following art programs with accompanying lesson plans for teachers.

 

EUROPEAN VOYAGES

HUNTINGTON ART GALLERY

Grades 4 through 12

 

Explore the Huntington’s collection of 18th-century British and French Art housed in the Huntington mansion. Tours include stops in period rooms and in-depth looks at paintings, sculptures and/or decorative arts.

 

Addresses California Visual and Performing Arts Standards:
1.0  Artistic Perception
3.0  Historical and Cultural Context
4.0  Aesthetic Valuing

 

Wednesdays and Thursdays
Program Begins at 10 a.m.
Duration: 90 minutes
Maximum of 40 students

 

DATES

 

Registration will begin Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015.

 

Oct. 7, 2015 through Dec. 2, 2015
Jan. 6, 2016 through May 26, 2016

 

VOCABULARY & LESSON PLANS

 

Selected images from the Huntington Gallery

 

Vocabulary

Primary

Secondary

 

Lesson Plans

 

Grades K-12

The Art of Furniture:  Decorations Inspired by Nature

 

Grades 4-8

Inspiring Art: How Lessons of the Past Can Inspire New Art

Light in Painting

Setting the Scene:  An investigation into how artists use setting to relay information

 

Grades 4-12

Favorite Painting Project:  A reflective, interdisciplinary lesson in art and its emotional impact on the viewer

The Poetry of Art:  An interdisciplinary lesson in art and creative writing

Relief Sculpture:  Huntington's Borghese style urn as a study of two-dimensional art

 

Grades 9-12

Education of the Artist:  An Investigation in the Ideas the Defined a Generation of Artists in late Eighteenth-Century Britain

How to Read a Portrait

You Be the Critic:  An exercise in looking, interpreting, and discussing art works

 

Supporting materials
Landscape Painting: Artists Who Love the Land, from the Smithsonian Institution. This site has a background essay and two lessons about understanding the composition of landscape paintings. Students learn how to look at landscapes and how artists create a sense of depth within a painting.

 


DISCOVERING ART

HUNTINGTON ART GALLERY

Grades K through 2

 

A program for primary grade levels that introduces children to basic concepts in art such as line, shape, color and texture, utilizing original art objects in the gallery.

 

Addresses California Visual and Performing Arts Standards:
1.0  Artistic Perception
2.0  Creative Expression
3.0  Historical and Cultural Context
4.0  Aesthetic Valuing

 

Fridays Only
Program begins at 10 a.m.
Duration: 75 minutes
Accommodates a maximum of 50 students per day

 

DATES

 

Registration for this program is closed.

 

Oct. 2, 2015 through Dec. 11, 2015
Jan. 8, 2016 through May 27, 2016

 

VOCABULARY & LESSON PLANS

 

Discovering Art Vocabulary 

 

Lesson Plans

 

Grades K-12

The Art of Furniture:  Decorations Inspired by Nature

 

Grades K-3: Making a Living by making Art

Light in Painting

The Shape of Art:  An investigation into the use of shapes in art

Colors Warm and Cool

Line

Shape

Texture

 

Supporting materials
Art and Art Appreciation for Young Children, from AskERIC, Syracuse University
This lesson is a series of art activities using the element of line. It progresses from simple paintings made using lines, to identifying the styles of various artists.

 


AMERICAN ADVENTURES

VIRGINIA STEELE SCOTT GALLERIES OF AMERICAN ART

Grades 3 through 12

 

Dialogue based tours focus on helping students to develop critical thinking and speaking skills with diverse artworks from 1700-1980 and of various media. Theme based tours encourage students to look, think and discuss their ideas and perceptions. Docents are trained to follow students’ interests.

 

Addresses California Visual and Performing Arts Standards:
1.0  Artistic Perception
3.0  Historical and Cultural Context
4.0  Aesthetic Valuing

 

Thursdays and Fridays
Program begins at 10 a.m.
Duration: 60 minutes (K–3), 90 minutes (4–12)
Accommodates a maximum of 40 students

 

DATES

 

Registration will begin Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015.

 

Oct. 2, 2015 through Dec. 10, 2015
Jan. 8, 2016 through May 27, 2016

 

VOCABULARY & LESSON PLANS

 

Selected images from the Scott Gallery of American Art

 

Vocabulary

Primary

Secondary

 

Lesson Plans

 

Grades 3-12

The Art of Furniture:  Decorations Inspired by Nature

 

Grades 4-8

Inspiring Art:  How Lessons of the Past Can Inspire New Art

Light in Painting

Setting the Scene:  An investigation into how artists use setting to relay information

 

Grades 4-12

Favorite Painting Project:  A reflective, interdisciplinary lesson in art and its emotional impact on the viewer

The Poetry of Art:  An interdisciplinary lesson in art and creative writing

Relief Sculpture:  Huntington's Borghese style urn as a study of two-dimensional art

 

Grades 9-12

Education of the Artist:  An Investigation in the Ideas the Defined a Generation of Artists in late Eighteenth-Century Britain

How to Read a Portrait

You Be the Critic:  An exercise in looking, interpreting, and discussing art works

 

Supporting materials:
First Family of American Art, from the Art National Gallery of Art
This page focuses on the contribution of James Peale and his family to the development of American art. The activity is an examination of still life paintings. Includes links to other Peale family images.

John Singleton Copley, Watson and the Shark, from the National Gallery of Art
This site look closely at the Copley painting of the story of a 14-year-old boy who was attached by a shark. The narrative within the painting is drawn out.

Mary Cassatt: Celebrating Everyday Life, from the National Gallery of Art
This page includes background on Cassatt, activities for the classroom, and links to other Cassatt images.

Thomas Moran, from the National Gallery of Art
This site is an online exhibition of Moran’s works within an historical context.

 


EXPLORATIONS IN AMERICAN HISTORY

LIBRARY AND AMERICAN ART GALLERIES

Grades 5, 8, and 11

 

Designed to complement the American history curriculum, this program focuses on primary source materials and artworks that document important events in our nation’s past. Students will visit both the Library and Scott Galleries of American Art.

 

History-Social Science Content Standards: 5.5 Causes of the American Revolution
History-Social Science Analysis Skill Standards: Research, Evidence, and Point-of-View
English-Language Arts Content Standards: Reading Comprehension: 2.3

 

Wednesdays Only
Program begins at 10 a.m.
Duration: 90 minutes
Maximum of 70 students

 

DATES

 

Registration will begin Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015.

 

Oct. 7, 2015 through Dec. 9, 2015
Jan. 6, 2016 through May 25, 2016

 

WEBSITE
huntington.org/explorations

 



 

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