Museum Looks and Picture BooksThis program is especially for preschool groups with students ages 3–5. The program introduces the Museum and art concepts to young children through developmentally appropriate activities. During the 1 1/2-hour program, students have a picture book read to them in the galleries, explore works of art that relate to the book, and make an art project to take home. Visiting schools receive preparatory materials, including the selected picture book to read to students and to become a permanent part of the school library. Cost: $100 per class. Class size is limited to twenty students. Groups with more than twenty students must register for two classes. Two classes can be accommodated on one day. Please bring one chaperone for every five students. Classes run from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Fee includes art materials and instructional hour. To register, call 215-684-7580.
Books and Lessons for 2017/2018 School Year
Theme: Searching for Dragons
Book: Have you seen my dragon? by Steve Light
Museum Tour: Medieval and Asian Art
Art Project: DIY Dragon
December 2017–January 2018 | Partnership with the Culinary Literacy Center, Parkway Central Library, Free Library of Philadelphia
Theme: Food & Art
Book: We’re Going to the Farmers’ Market by Stefan Page
Museum Tour: Food in the Collection
Art Project: Design your Dish!
Theme: Triangles, Circles, Lines – oh, my!
Book: What Can I Be? by Ann Rand & Ingrid Fiksdahl King
Museum Tour: Modern Art
Art Project: Mixed Media Worlds
Book: Tap the Magic Tree by Christie Matheson
Museum Tour: Nature and Art
Art Project: Paper collages
Theme: Inspired by Our World
Book: Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood by F. Isabel Campoy & Theresa Howell
Museum tour: Artists Inspired by their Environments
Art Project: Colorful Murals
For more information, please contact The Division of Education by phone at 215-684-7580, by fax at 215-236-4063, or by e-mail at .