School Tours

 Photo by Michael Palma Mir

Photo by Michael Palma Mir

The Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling school tours program strives to deliver an experience that is rooted in the principles of Reggio Emilia while maintaining the traditional museum practice of Visual Thinking Strategies and incorporating multiple learning modalities - this affords students the opportunity to pull information out of a work of art using visual clues, and then to explore how to communicate their ideas through the use of a variety of materials also related to the materials found in our exhibitions. 

INFORMATION

  • The Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling welcomes school tours on Thursdays and FridaysIf teachers would like to connect to something related to particular classroom curriculum, our Education department will be happy to craft an experience specifically for your students.
  • Please be advised that we require at least one month's notice for all bookings. Once you submit your school tour form our team will reach out with payment options to confirm your booking.
  • Each of the following school tour options is appropriate for children of all ages. Facilitation is adapted to meet children where they are developmentally.

TOUR LENGTHS: The longer you stay with us the more art your students will make!

  • 60 minutes: Includes 10 minutes in each gallery and 30 minutes of art making
  • 90 minutes: Includes 45 minutes exploring galleries, 45 minutes of art making
  • 120 minutes: Includes 60 minutes exploring galleries and 60 minutes of art making

For more information about our School Tours program, please contact Tony Gonzalez at 212-335-0004, ext. 15 or via email at tony@sugarhillmuseum.org.
 

EXHIBITION TOURS

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Ana Mendieta: Thinking about Children's Thinking
Pre-K to 12th grade
60min, 90min, 120min

What is identity? What is a soul? In this gallery exploration, students are guided through a mindfulness process, followed by an inquiry based discussion reflecting on personal responses to the exhibition. Students are then invited to create visual representations of their ideas using collage techniques with materials inspired by the aesthetics of the exhibition. 

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Jewel Bright: Kaleidoscope of Neighborhood Gems
Pre-K to 12th Grade
60min, 90min, 120min

Celebrate the concept of community! Using traditional and non-traditional 3D materials, students create an architectural structure representing a building that they believe would make our community a better place. Students will then use mirrors to create different effects and observe what happens when we use reflections to observe objects.

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Bibliobandido: Story Eater
Pre-K to 12th Grade
60min, 90min, 120min

Get your stories ready! In this gallery exploration, students have the opportunity to create their own books and write special stories for the story-hungry masked bandit Bibliobandido. Only by sharing the 'juiciest' parts of your story will the bandit's hunger be satisfied. 

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LITTLE ONES 

GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP EXPERIENCE 

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Little Ones
Pre-K to K
60min only (Wednesdays only)

What does it mean to be a Global Citizen?
Pre-K to 12th grade
120min only

Enjoy our carefully designed Studio Labs! Choose one: 1) Building Blocks: Use block play to create architectural models and test motor skills!; 2) Shadow Stories: Students interact with light, cast shadows, and make observations about scale through their interactions; and 3) Community Clay Figures: Use light weight clay to design figures representing people from our community. 

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What does it mean to be a global citizen? Students are guided to think through what it means to be a citizen and how principles of civic engagement apply in a global perspective. Through printmaking techniques, students can create their own Global Citizen poster. 

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MULTI-MODAL TOURS

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Tableau: Stories in Motion
Pre-K to12th grade
60min, 90min, 120min

With the use of Boal Theater techniques, students are guided through a movement experience using their bodies to physically represent vocabulary words, themes, and their own curiosities. 

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Freestyle
Pre-K to 12th Grade
60min, 90min, 120min

Explore our gallery spaces through an inquiry and movement based experience. Students will create one piece of artwork using materials aesthetically inspired by each on view exhibition that represents what they enjoyed most about their tour. 

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Group Poetry
Pre-K to 12th Grade
60min, 90min, 120min

Through movement and sketching, students will explore our gallery spaces and choose one word to represent their visit, followed by a collage making workshop based on that word. Once put together, each class will create a collective poem, recited for all to hear, and written out by Museum educators for teachers to take back to their classrooms.

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Collaborative
Mural

Pre-K to 12th Grade
60min, 90min, 120min

Tour our Living Room, explore repeating shapes and patterns while celebrating our community. Use the same material that we used to create the exhibition and contribute your own repeating patterns and shapes. Help us build out our year-long collaborative mural.

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