School Tour of Campus
Heaven’s Gate, 1996
Third graders coloring
PLUGGED IN: Classroom Connections
Since the 1980s, the UAM has presented multi−visit and sequential programs to a variety of grades and age−levels based on California standards for the visual arts. The UPICC program incorporates classroom workshops and discussions, visits to and tours of the UAM galleries and in−class studio projects in a three phase educational program.
Within the context of the museum’s greater emphasis on integrating the use of technology in programs and visitor services, UPICC revolves around on−line teacher resources presented through the UAM website. These in−depth resources offer descriptions of current exhibitions, glossaries of related vocabulary, classroom hands−on projects, bibliographies, and other associated information. Teachers may utilize the resources and present the information themselves or they may request a museum volunteer to present the program to their students. The staff and volunteers use a range of the latest touring techniques that emphasize visual literacy, encouragement of discussion based on observations, interpretations based on viewers’ imagination and personal experiences and hands on art making.
UAM Sculpture Virtual Coloring Book click here.
For more information on these and other education programs please contact:
Christina Alegria, Interim Curator of Education, firstname.lastname@example.org or 562−985−7601.