San Jose Museum of Art

San Jose Museum of Art

The San Jose Museum of Art celebrates new ideas, stimulates creativity, and inspires connections with every visit. Welcoming and thought-provoking, the Museum rejects stuffiness and delights visitors with its surprising and playful perspective on the art and artists of our time.

EDUCATOR CONTACT INFO

info@sjmusart.org

https://sjmusart.org/education

  110 S. Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113

Santa Clara

408.291.5393

Let's Look at Art

Program description

Let’s Look at Art is a docent-led outreach program that has been bringing visual art appreciation presentations to Santa Clara County Schools since 1968. Today, Let’s Look at Art serves an average of 30,000 students in 1,000+ classrooms each year. The program’s mission is to provide interactive visual arts education experiences that foster awareness and appreciation of art and challenge students to build critical thinking skills through visual analysis. Drawing on strategies for engaging children in dynamic conversations about works of art, docents help students look at the world from various perspectives, learn art vocabulary that can be utilized in other aspects of their education, build self-esteem, and see how art plays a critical role in their communities.

Trained educators bring portfolios to individual classrooms throughout Santa Clara County, and facilitate inquiry-based discussions that last 45 – 60 minutes. The images are chosen for developmental appropriateness and for their capacity to harmonize with the California Visual Arts Content Standards.

All participating students receive a family pass good for admission to the Museum.

Booking / scheduling contact

Samantha Hull

   408.291.5393

 education@sjmusart.org

Program detail
Artistic discipline: Visual Arts
Cultural Origin: African, Asian, European, Latino, Multicultural, Pacific Islander
Program type: Workshops & Classes
Population served: Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Subject: Fine Arts, Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
Bilingual: Yes
Available dates:

September-May

Available times:

Available during school hours.

Length of program: 45-60 minutes
Location(s):

At your school

Fees / Ticketing:

Free

Qualifications

Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): 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
Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and/or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes