Math Through Art (PreK-12th Grade)

Registration begins August 14 at 12pm

Location: Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania Street
Days: Wednesdays 9-11am
Group Size: 25 students minimum, 60 students maximum
Fee: FREE (including transportation if needed)
Grades: PreK through 12th

Our docents and teaching artists tailor this tour to challenge, engage and inspire all age groups in the PreK-12th grade range.

See Art Description

The Math through Art tour explores mathematical structures in artwork from multiple time periods and diverse artistic traditions. Students will investigate how artists use linear perspective and other techniques to create the illusion of three-dimensional space; they will discover how fractions can inform the work of portrait artists; and they will explore concepts of symmetry and tessellation in geometric patterns of the Islamic world. 

Make Art Description

During this inquiry-based art making session, students will work with our teaching artists and to develop a two-dimensional drawing with myriad patterns from a few simple shapes. 

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 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 Math Through Art See Art Make Art field trip here


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