The outreach program "Art to Go" is designed for elementary school students with a special emphasis toward the fourth grade using art concepts from the Utah State Curriculum Guide. This program has been very successful and is in increasing demand by local school districts. During 1993, the first year, our well-trained volunteer docents gave 27 classroom presentations in Weber County schools.
Art Center docents take original works of art into the classroom conducting a 30 - 45 minute discussion with students. The pictures in each packet are from the Art Center's permanent collection, and are supplemented with reproduction works from "Picturing America" a poster packet made available from the National Endowment for the Humanities . A lesson plan and suggested follow-up activities are provided to the teachers. The schools, for a one-week mini exhibition, may borrow the original works of art if a safe place is available for display. We find that the students are particularly excited and eager to talk about the original works of art and that the students are very pleased to have individuals from the community show an interest in them and their school.
Themes of packets presently available are:
- Abstract Art
- Animals in Art
- Still Life