Let's Sketch

Grades: 4-12
Tour length:
1.5 hours
Location:
900 S. Beretania Street
Days:
Tuesday – Friday
Times:
9 + 10:30am
Group Size:
60 maximum
Fee:
FREE
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HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR TOUR:
​Help your students prepare for the tour in two ways: Have an interactive discussion about museum etiquette. ​Practice looking at art. Click here for more information.​

SEE ART:

Like any other school subject, drawing can be taught and cultivated with practice. In this tour your students will learn and use several different drawing techniques. Students will explore 5-6 works of art from the museum collection and draw in a specially designed tour sketchbook that they may take home. Anyone can be a successful artist, it just takes knowledge and practice!

Students will receive this booklet to use on the tour and to take back to the classroom. 

Artwork on this tour:
James McNeill Whistler (American, 1834–1903), Arrangement in Black No. 5: Lady Meux (detail) 1881. Oil on canvas. Purchase, Acquisition Fund, funds from public solicitation, Memorial Fund, and Robert Allerton Fund, 1967 (3490.1). (Pictured above)

BORROW ART:

Continue your museum experience back at school! Borrow artifacts related to your tour from the Lending Collection to use in the classroom. The Lending Collection is a free resource for island educators. Pre-packaged object trunks available for some tours, or hand pick objects from the collection for any tour. Contact Rusti Cripps, rcripps@honolulumuseum.org

Connecting to Standards

General Learner Outcomes

GLO #1: Self-directed Learner (The ability to be responsible for one's own learning)
GLO #2: Community Contributor (The understanding that it is essential for human beings to work together)
GLO #3: Complex Thinker (The ability to demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving)
GLO #5: Effective Communicator (The ability to communicate effectively)

K-12.CCRA.R.7: Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse formats and media, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words

Visual Arts: Standard 1: Understand and apply art materials, techniques, and processes in the creation of works of art and understand how the visual arts communicate a variety of ideas, feelings, and experiences
FA.4.1.1: Use the elements and principles of art and design, such as emphasis, proportion, complementary colors, positive and negative space, and depth, to communicate an idea or mood.
FA.5.1.1: Use the principles of art and design, including unity and harmony, in works of art.
FA.6-8.1.5: Apply selected elements and principles of art and design to communicate a particular message or opinion in an original work of art.
FA.9-12.1.1: Create original works of art using a variety of visual arts materials, techniques, and processes.
FA.9-12.1.2: Demonstrate how the composition of a work of art is affected by the use of elements of principles of art and design.

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