Museum Making Connections - Tristate Elementary
Museum Making Connections: Tri-State Elementaries was developed to bring the Museum to the Tri-State’s schools, many of which are located in remote areas. Museum-trained teachers/artists travel within a 75-mile radius of HMA, to first- and third-grade classes in seven area counties. They utilize a media program incorporating images of objects in the Museum’s collection to engage the students in discussion about the elements of art and principles of design. This is followed by a hands-on art-making project, giving each student the opportunity to creatively express themselves. All TSE programming supports state standards in education and addresses 21stCentury Learning Skills, which have been recognized by West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio as critical to a child’s intellectual development. These skills involve learning how to use knowledge – by thinking critically, applying knowledge to new situations, analyzing information, comprehending new ideas, and making decisions.
may be as diverse as printmaking, mask making or bookmaking. By supporting State Standards for curricula content and addressing the 21st Century Learning Skills noted above, our outreach programs are committed to supporting area teachers as they work to meet those standards and teach those skills.
This project is supported in part by the Ohio River Border Initiative, a joint project of the Ohio Arts Council and the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.
Students collaborating in their mask making project.
A first-grader practicing critical thinking and problem-solving skills through art making.