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Gallery Explorations

Designed specifically for preschool and kindergarten classes, Gallery Explorations provide an hour-long gallery experience different from any other offered at CMA. Museum educators introduce your class to artworks in the CMA collection through gallery games, picture books, and questioning strategies designed to build your students’ verbal and visual literacy while connecting to various areas of your curriculum.

Exploration Topics

Line, Shape, and Form
When a line bends, a shape begins! We’ll hunt for different types of lines and shapes in the galleries and talk about what happens when an artist decides to make an artwork that’s not flat.

Pre-K Standards:
 Language and Literacy: Listening and Speaking
 Approaches Toward Learning: Creativity
 Cognition and General Knowledge—Mathematics: Algebra; Geometry

Kindergarten Standards:
 Visual Arts: Perceiving/Knowing; Responding/Reflecting
 English Language Arts: Speaking and Listening
 Math: Measurement and Data; Geometry

 

Color and Emotions
Are you seeing red? Do you feel blue? Artists use all of the colors of the rainbow to make us feel different emotions. We’ll talk about the color wheel and how different colors make us feel as we look at some of the museum’s most popular artworks.

Pre-K Standards:
 Language and Literacy: Listening and Speaking
 Social and Emotional Development: Self
 Approaches Toward Learning: Creativity

Kindergarten Standards:
 Visual Arts: Perceiving/Knowing; Responding/Reflecting
 English Language Arts: Speaking and Listening

 

Four Seasons at the CMA
Experience an entire year of changing seasons in one visit to the museum’s galleries! Artists love to show us different types of outdoor scenes, and we’ll imagine what it would feel like to travel into these works of art.

Pre-K Standards:
 Language and Literacy: Listening and Speaking
 Approaches Toward Learning: Creativity
 Cognition and General Knowledge—Science: Science Inquiry and Application; Earth and Space Science;
 Life Science

Kindergarten Standards:
 Visual Arts: Perceiving/Knowing; Responding/Reflecting
 English Language Arts: Speaking and Listening
 Science: Earth and Space Science; Life Science

 

A is for Art!
Build verbal and visual literacy as we use the museum’s collection to explore the alphabet! Our galleries are full of ABCs. How many do you think you can find?

Pre-K Standards:
 Language and Literacy: Listening and Speaking; Reading
 Approaches Toward Learning: Creativity

Kindergarten Standards:
 Visual Arts: Perceiving/Knowing; Responding/Reflecting
 English Language Arts: Speaking and Listening; Reading: Foundational Skills; Language

 

Fees and Registration
Gallery Explorations are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis Tuesday–Friday. Fee: $75 per class of 18 students. 1 adult chaperone is required for every 10 students. A maximum of two classes can be accommodated in each time slot. Payment in full is due by the date of your session. For more information, or to register, please contact Liz Clay at lclay [at] clevelandart [dot] org.