The Foster, Palo Alto

The Foster, Palo Alto

Our mission is to share artist-explorer Tony Foster’s powerful exhibitions of watercolor Journeys to inspire reflection, discussion, and education about art, wilderness, and the natural world. The Foster offers a variety of options and activities for schools and teachers, including field trips, customized experiences, and teacher professional learning workshops.

EDUCATOR CONTACT INFO

kristy@thefoster.org

https://www.thefoster.org/

  940 Commercial Street, Palo Alto, CA 94303

Santa Clara County

Field Trip: Intersections and Explorations

Program description

Students will take a deeper look at artist-explorer Tony Foster’s adventurous process. Participants will hear stories of the ways in which Foster continues his search for inspiring perspectives, even through difficult and painful circumstances. This visit includes an introduction to nature journaling, in which students learn how they can document and share their own perspectives through art.

All Field Trip Adventures include a facilitated program, gallery exploration, and opportunities for students to apply their understanding through interactive activities that explore the intersections of art and nature.

The default size of field trips is 30 students, but please feel free to contact us if you have a larger group and we will work to customize a program to best fit the needs of your school.

Booking / scheduling contact

Kristy Esparza

 kristy@thefoster.org

Program detail
Artistic discipline: Storytelling, Visual Arts
Cultural Origin: European
Program type: Field Trip
Population served: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Fine Arts, Science
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Monday – Friday

Available times:

10am – 1pm

Length of program: 120 minutes
Location(s):

940 Commercial Street, Palo Alto, CA

Fees / Ticketing:

Free

Qualifications

Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes

Educator Qualifications

Standards are customized for every classroom visit: Yes
Instructors receive annual professional development training: Yes
Provides lesson plans: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and/or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes