pARTners

 pARTners winter 2019 | Elements of Art

For their second pARTners visit, 4th grade students and teachers in SLCSD will explore the galleries through the elements of art: line, shape, color, texture, and space. Tours will introduce the elements of art as building blocks for artistic expression and investigate different ways artists use these elements to communicate ideas and tell stories. All curriculum integrates Utah Core Standards and will focus on cultivating creativity and helping students gain confidence in their ability to connect to and talk about works art. Pre-tour lessons highlight the elements of art through a series of short “brain break” activities, and the program culminates in an art making workshop in UMFA’s classroom exploring line and color to create an agamograph.

pARTners Tours at a Glance:

  • Winter schedule: TuesdayFriday from January 29thMay 10, 2019.
  • 10–11 am tour time; 11–11:30 am art making workshop.
  • During this winter’s art activity we will create an AgamographWhere point of view can reveal a different image!
  • Unable to stay for art making? We’ll send you back to school with supplies to do it in your classroom.

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Fall 2018 | How to Look at a Work of Art


The UMFA galleries are perfect for finding inspiration in art from around the world. This fall, 4th grade students and their teachers in Salt Lake City School District will discover different ways to look at and interact with works of art. From sketching to storytelling, from movement to games, we will each train our artistic eye and cultivate creativity. All curriculum integrates Utah Core Standards and will focus on literacy and communication skills, encourage friendship and understanding, and illustrate how looking at works of art can be fun!

pARTners tours at a glance:
Fall tours run from September 25 - December 14, 2018.
Tours begin promptly at 10am.
Gallery tours are one hour in length, with an optional 30-minute art-making workshop afterwards.
Fall art-making workshop: Thaumatropes! Discover this amazing art-form where art comes alive before your eyes!
*All transportation costs for fall pARTners tours are paid by SLCSD!

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Pre-Tour Lessons

WHAT IS ART? pre-lesson 

CLOSE LOOKING pre-lesson

COMPARE & CONTRAST pre-lesson

MATERIALS pre-lesson

SKETCH pre-lesson

STORYTELLING pre-lesson

Post-tour Lesson | Thaumatropes art-making workshops

Museum Manners 

About pARTners

The pARTners program brings every fourth-grade student in the Salt Lake City School District to the UMFA twice each year. Museum visits are supplemented with teacher resources and pre- and post-visit classroom curriculum. Each pARTners semester connects current Museum exhibitions to core-linked curriculum using question-based, experiential tours and in-classroom experiences. 

As one of the UMFA's longest-running outreach programs, pARTners has been an integral part of the curriculum in the Salt Lake City School District for over thirty years. Fourth-grade students in the district experience the Museum's world-class collection in an intimate, personalized setting. The goal of pARTners is to provide valuable arts learning experiences that foster visual literacy, critical thinking, and effective communication. Students explore the diverse collections during two Museum visits, once in the fall and again in the winter school term. The program draws connections between the art on view, Utah Core Standards, and personal experiences. 

Curriculum and Lesson Plan Archive

Winter 2018 | Elements of Art!

For their second UMFA visit this year, 4th grade students and teachers in SLCSD will explore the galleries through the elements of art: line, shape, color, texture, and space. They will discover the elements of art as building blocks for artistic expression through games, art activities, and hands-experiences, and will explore how and why artists around the world make works of art. Throughout their tour, students and teachers will increase their comfort in talking about art, and ultimately see themselves as creative people! All curricula is integrated into Utah Core Standards and pre and post curricula highlights ways to incorporate the elements of art into other subjects through short bell-ringer activities and mindfulness workshops.

pARTners poster

COLOR pre-lesson

LINE pre-lesson

SHAPE pre-lesson

SPACE pre-lesson

TEXTURE pre-lesson

Museum Manners

Sample Tours

Color Meditation

Post Lesson

Fall 2017 | The Senses!

We are thrilled to welcome back 4th grade students and their teachers in Salt Lake City School District to the Utah Museum of Fine Arts after our 18-month renovation! This fall the pARTners program will explore our reimagined galleries using The 5 Senses to engage, connect, and critically reflect on the art and ideas between the Museum’s walls. We will explore artworks through exciting art making, discussions, and hands-on experiences with sound, smell, sight, taste, and touch and leave our own mark in UMFA’s new ACME Lab exhibition Las Hermanas Iglesias: HERE, HERE. All curricula is integrated into Utah Core Standards and pre and post curricula highlights ways to incorporate the 5 senses into other subjects through short bell-ringer activities and mindfulness workshops.

pARTners poster

MUSEUM MANNERS! pre-lesson

SIGHT! pre-lesson

SOUND! pre-lesson

SMELL! pre-lesson

TASTE! pre-lesson

TOUCH! pre-lesson

Sample UMFA tours

Post-lesson

Winter 2017 | Careers in Art

This curriculum highlights careers in art through a Museum experience delivered to the classroom. Students will handle authentic art objects from the education collection, get a sneak peek into our Modern and Contemporary gallery reinstallation, and curate their own digital exhibition. Pre- and post-lessons will guide students in role play as professional artists, curators, and art critics

Fall 2016 | Land Art, Landscape and the Environment

During the hour-long presentation fourth-grade students will investigate the way artists use texture, color, repetition, space, and movement in landscapes; handle and examine authentic art objects from around the world; and engage collaboratively in a range of discussions to build connections. The presentation will culminate with a technology-based project, allowing each student to create their own photograph to be part of a whole-class artwork.
 

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