Education

Art Goes to School

In this award-winning program, fourth and fifth grade students learn about art, history, art production, and art analysis. Students’ involvement includes active participation and lively discussion of artworks as well as exploration and understanding of the world’s rich cultural past.

This art history and art appreciation program has six major goals:

  • to introduce Western art history
  • to define and use art and art history vocabulary
  • to introduce ethnographic art history
  • to highlight major artists
  • to enhance critical analysis skills to build self-esteem

Staff at the Museum train the volunteer docents with art history knowledge and discussion techniques. Volunteers go to schools within the surrounding counties and present slide units. The Museum provides slides, follow-up art-related activity sheets, and each classroom teacher with the AGTS Teacher’s Packet to ensure that the students enjoy all the benefits of these goals.

If you are interested in bringing Art Goes to School to your school, please contact Lauren Grotkowski at staff@saginawartmuseum.org.

Art Across the Curriculum: Artful Explorations that Make Thinking Visible

The Saginaw Art Museum’s new and reorganized Art Across the Curriculum (AATC) program will foster creative thinking and expose participants to the world of arts and culture and its relationship and importance to the greater world of academic study. An exploratory program, AATC is specifically designed for high-school students at the junior and senior level, but is open to all high schoolers who are interested in learning more about professions in the fine art world, and who may be interested in pursuing degrees in fine art, art history, museology, art theory, and cultural studies. Sessions will be led by the Saginaw Art Museum’s Outreach and Education Manager, Lauren Grotkowski.

AATC will take place over the course of two (2) consecutive months, with meetings every other week on Mondays from 5:30pm–7:30pm. Each session will be two (2) hours in length, for a total program length of eight (8) hours. To sign up for this FREE educational program, please contact Lauren Grotkowski at staff@saginawartmuseum.org, or call the museum at 989.754.2491.