Science Through Art (3rd-12th Grade)

Registration begins December 3 at 9am

Location: Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania Street
Days: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9am-12pm, Wednesday 9-11am
Group Size: 60 students maximum per tour
Fee: FREE (including transportation if needed)
Grades: 3rd through 12th

Tour Description

During this tour and art-making experience, students will discover the many ​connections between science and art; observing closely to develop inferences and questions as they explore ideas beyond the expected. For the spring 2018 semester, the tour will focus specifically on the science of light and color and how artists take advantage of light and color phenomena to create artistic visions. Students will meet with art instructors to learn about chromatography, they will experiment with a simple centrifuge to separate pigments, and will use the colorful product of the experiment in a portrait-making art project.

Borrow Art

Extend your museum experience back in the classroom with artifacts from the Lending Collection! Pre-packaged boxes of objects are available for some tours, or hand-pick objects from the collection for any tour. The Lending Collection is a free resource for Hawai'i educators. Contact Dawn Sueoka at dsueoka@honolulumuseum.org to visit the collection or to reserve a pre-packaged box.

Connecting to Standards

All of our school tours are aligned with Hawai‘i’s Common Core and State Standards. View grade level specific standards that may be addressed on the Science Through Art See Art Make Art field trip here

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