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CURRICULUM BASED ART TOURS

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The following guided tours are based on the Tennessee State Curriculum Standards for 2004. Each tour is conducted in the Cheekwood Museum of Art, the Contemporary Gallery and/or the Carell Woodland Sculpture Trail.

For more information, please contact us at schooltours@cheekwood.org.

General Museum Tour
3rd - 12th Grades (60 minutes)
Tour selections may include decorative arts,
paintings, and sculpture from the permanent collection
or, selections from current special exhibitions.
TN Art Standards:
Grade 3 - 2.1-.3, 3.1, 4.1, 5.1-.3, 6.2
Grade 4 - 2.1, 3.1, 4.1, 5.1, 6.2
Grade 5 - 2.1, 2.2, 4.1-.3, 5.1, 6.2
Grades 6-8 - 2.3, 3.1, 4.1, 4.4, 5.1, 5.2, 6.1
Grades 9-12 - 2.2, 2.3, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1-.3, 5.2, 6.2

My First Visit to a Museum
K - 2nd Grades (45 minutes)
Learning museum manners.
Defining the purpose of a museum.
What is art and why is it important?
Learning forms of art, and how art is made.
Discussing and describing the artwork by using art elements.
TN Art Standards:
Kindergarten - 2.1, 2.2, 3.1-.3, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 6.1, 6.2
1st Grade - 2.1-.3, 3.1-.3, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2, 6.1, 6.2
2nd Grade – 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 4.1-.3, 5.1, 5.2, 6.1, 6.2

Portraits and Landscapes
3rd - 5th Grades (60 minutes)
Viewing art as a record of history.
Exploring the artist's choices.
Learning about color, pose and mood.
Defining composition, symbols and meaning.
Discussing scale, space, and point of view.
TN Art Standards:
3rd Grade - 2.1-.3, 3.1, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1-.3, 6.1, 6.2
4th Grade - 2.1-.3,3.1, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1-.3, 6.1, 6.2
5th Grade - 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 4.1-.3, 5.1, 5.3, 6.1, 6.2


Nature and Art: Contemporary Sculpture
6th - 8th Grades (75 minutes)
Designing sculpture and hiking the Sculpture Trail.
Exploring how art relates to nature.
Discussing the use of different materials (mediums).
Actively viewing Representational & Abstract Work.
Defining mobile (kinetic) & static elements, and organic & geometric forms.
TN Art Standards:
Grades 6-8 - 2.1, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.3, 5.1, 5.2, 5.4, 6.1, 6.2

Going Beyond the Basics
9th - 12th Grades (60 minutes)
Recommended for Art Classes & Art Clubs.
Reviewing the choices museums make as part of the curatorial process.
Organizing and presenting an exhibition.
Contemporary Art: a look outside the boundries.
TN Art Standards:
Grades 9 - 12 - 1.2, 2.1-.3, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 6.1, 6.2

 

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