Elements of Art

Grades: PreK-3
Tour length:
3 hours
900 S. Beretania Street
Tuesday – Friday
9am - 12pm
Group Size:
60 maximum
FREE, bus subsidy available for qualified groups
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Tour Description

On this hands-on tour, students will be introduced to the building blocks of visual literacy through three elements of art: color, line, and shape. Your students will express their personal opinions, interact with others and think critically as they engage with the arts and learn how to thoughtfully respond to images. This tour will include the special exhibit Abstract Expressionism: Looking East from the Far West from September 7, 2017 through January 21, 2018. Following the museum tour, students will meet with art instructors to create an art project that builds on their new knowledge.

Artwork on this tour
Francesco Granacci (Italian, 1469–1543). Adoration of the Christ Child (detail), c. 1500. Tempera on wood panel. Gift of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, 1961 (2987.1). (Pictured above)

Henri-Edmond Cross (French, 1856–1910). Landscape, c. 1896-99. Oil on canvas. Purchase, 1974 (4225.1).

Borrow Art

Continue 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 Hawaii 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 Hawaii’s Common Core and State Standards. For your grade level’s specific standards, contact our Teacher Liaison, Justin Davies, at jdavies@honolulumuseum.org.

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