August 31 // 9-11 AM
Orientation session for new Art Guides.
September 7 // 9-11 AM
Learn or review the Visual Thinking Strategies, discuss characteristics of the fifth grade age group, and share stories of success and problem solving. This training is required for all new Art Guides who wish to help with this year’s FGAE program.
September 14 // 9-11 AM
Learn about the exhibition Our Side, curated by Wendy Red Star and featuring four contemporary Indigenous American and Canadian women artists.
September 21 // 9-11 AM
Meet artist Linda Stoudt as she discusses, Shed/AfterNow, her paintings about illness, loss, grief, and love.
September 28 // 9-11 AM
Walk through and discuss the exhibition Dear Viewer with Senior Curator Brandon Reintjes.
October 5 // 9-11 AM
View the exhibition, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith: In the Footsteps of My Ancestors, and practice methods for guiding fifth graders using games, inquiry, and a scavenger hunt.
November 9 // 4–5 PM ***PLEASE NOTE DIFFERENT TIME
Come for a review and discussion of the Fifth Grade Art Experience thus far. Refreshments will be served.
Art Guides will lead class visits beginning Monday, October 9, from 9 AM to 12 PM, with a different class visit arriving each weekday morning through mid-January. Volunteers may choose to assist as Art Guides from 9 to 10:30 AM and/or assist with an art project following the tour from 10:15 AM to 12 PM. Contact Renée Taaffe, Education Curator, email@example.com, to get involved in art education at MAM.