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Teachers and Schools

TEACHERS AND SCHOOLS

We See You.

Teachers, administrators, parents, homeschoolers…we see you! We know every school year is unique, and this year is no different, but the Museum is here to help. We offer a variety of educational experiences, both virtually and in-person, to bring your students an experience with art. The Museum is open and scheduling guided school tours. In addition to in-person Museum visits, below you’ll find digital resources and other information you can use in your classroom or send along to students at home. In the meantime, if you’d like to connect with us or have a question, please contact Education Coordinator Sloane King Owen at skingowen@akronartmuseum.org.

SUMMER TOURS

The Museum is looking forward to welcoming summer camp, youth group, daycare, and other youth groups this summer. Groups can have a guided or self-guided experience through the permanent collections and special exhibitions on view as well as have access to our hands-on making spaces, Open Studio and Art Bar. Groups are welcome to bring packed lunches to eat in the garden. Groups will be limited to 30 people for each visit. Groups are welcome to book multiple visit dates throughout the summer. Summer Youth Group visits will be FREE when scheduled in advance. For more information, contact Sloane King Owen, Education Coordinator at 330-376-9186 x296 or skingowen@akronartmuseum.org

ON-SITE MUSEUM VISITS

The Museum looks forward to welcoming students. 

STUDENT ART GALLERY

In addition to hosting art shows on-site, the Museum invites teachers to submit student artwork to this online student gallery. We applaud and celebrate the work that goes on in classrooms throughout our community. If you’d like to connect with us or have a question, please contact  Curator of Education Gina Thomas McGee at gThomas@akronartmuseum.org.

EXPLORE BY GRADE LEVEL

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

VIRTUAL TOURS

Take a tour through the galleries focused on a topic or theme. Tours have been designed for specific age groups and can be used as a class or individually. Each tour lasts approximately 15 minutes and covers three to four artworks.

LESSON PLANS

You’ve seen the artwork, now it is time to make something of your own. Each lesson connects to a work or works in the Museum’s collection and features supply lists, discussion opportunities, and step by step instructions.

ART BITES

Short, bite-sized tours focused on one artwork, artist, or idea. Each video is under three minutes. Combine several to create a playlist for your students based on what you’re studying right now.

MIDDLE SCHOOL

VIRTUAL TOURS

Take a tour through the galleries focused on a topic or theme. Tours have been designed for specific age groups and can be used as a class or individually. Each tour lasts approximately 15 minutes and covers three to four artworks.

LESSON PLANS

You’ve seen the artwork, now it is time to make something of your own. Each lesson connects to a work or works in the Museum’s collection and features supply lists, discussion opportunities, and step by step instructions.

ART BITES

Short, bite-sized tours focused on one artwork, artist, or idea. Each video is under three minutes. Combine several to create a playlist for your students based on what you’re studying right now.

Ask Me Anything (AMA) Live Sessions

Ask Me Anything (AMA) live sessions: You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. These live, virtual events will present students and teachers with one artwork from the Museum’s collection and invite them to learn about it through their own curious questions. You may stump the staff. In fact, we hope you do. Contact Curator of Education Gina Thomas McGee at 

gThomas@akronartmuseum.org to schedule your session.

HIGH SCHOOL

VIRTUAL TOURS

Take a tour through the galleries focused on a topic or theme. Tours have been designed for specific age groups and can be used as a class or individually. Each tour lasts approximately 15 minutes and covers three to four artworks.

LESSON PLANS

You’ve seen the artwork, now it is time to make something of your own. Each lesson connects to a work or works in the Museum’s collection and features supply lists, discussion opportunities, and step by step instructions.

ART BITES

Short, bite-sized tours focused on one artwork, artist, or idea. Each video is under three minutes. Combine several to create a playlist for your students based on what you’re studying right now.

Ask Me Anything (AMA) Live Sessions

Ask Me Anything (AMA) live sessions: You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. These live, virtual events will present students and teachers with one artwork from the Museum’s collection and invite them to learn about it through their own curious questions. You may stump the staff. In fact, we hope you do. Contact Curator of Education Gina Thomas McGee at 

gThomas@akronartmuseum.org to schedule your session.

FOR EDUCATORS

LESSON PLANS

You’ve seen the artwork, now it is time to make something of your own. Each lesson connects to a work or works in the museum’s collection and features supply lists, discussion opportunities, and step by step instructions.

EDUCATOR EVENTS

The internet is a great resource for teachers, but it is a big place. Where do you find quality content you can use in the classroom? We’ve done some of the leg work for you by curating a selection of offerings focusing on art and creativity.

DIGITAL RESOURCES

The internet is a great resource for teachers, but it is a big place. Where do you find quality content you can use in the classroom? We’ve done some of the leg work for you by curating a selection of offerings focusing on art and creativity.