FIELD TRIP OPTIONS

Educators can choose from the following options for field trips with art making activities. Click each option below for more information:

 

Special Exhibition Project

Students create an exclusive art project our educators design specifically for the current exhibition.

Fiber

1. Fiber Collage: We will learn/review different elements of a story and focus on setting and main character for the students’ project. The students will create a main character for a story and draw it on fabric. Students will create a setting for their story by cutting and gluing fabric and their character into burlap forming a collage. The result will be tapestry and an in-class writing project.

 

Academic Standards:

Media Arts Anchor Standards: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

English Language Arts: SL.K-12.2, SL.K-12.5, W.K-12.3, L.K-12.1, L.K-12.2

 

2. Weaving: We will learn/review the history Churchill Weavers – traditional weavers in Kentucky. Students will learn weaving techniques and vocabulary and use yarn to weave a design onto a loom.

 

Academic Standards:

Media Arts Anchor Standards: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 11

Math: K.MD.1, K.G.4, K.G.5, K.G.6, 1-2.G.1, 1.G.2, 2.MD.1, 4.G.1, 4.G.3

Social Studies: K.E.MI.1, K.E.MA.1, K.e.KE.1, K.H.CH.1, K.H.CH.2, K.H.KH.1, 1.H.KH.1, 1.H.KH.2, 1.E.MA.1, 1.E.IC.2, 1.E.KE.1, 1.G.MM.1, 1.G.HI.1.

 

3. Felted books: Students will learn the basic running stitch. Students will use needle and thread to sew a felt book together. Students will practice taking shapes and dividing them up evenly into fractions. We will discuss patterns and the repetition of these fractioned shapes. Students will cut felt circles into fractions and collage them together to make their own cover design.

 

Academic Standards:

Media Arts Anchor Standards: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7

Math: K.CC.5, K.CC.6, K-2.G.1, K-3.G.2, K.G.4, K.G.5, K.G.6, 1-2.G.3, 3.NF.1

Ceramics

1. Self Portrait Tiles: Students will learn about different clay techniques used in slab building. We will discuss expressions and how artists show personality and feelings. They will create a self portrait that reflects their personality in clay using these techniques. (Clay pieces must be kept at KMAC for firing in our on-site kiln for 2-4 weeks and then picked up from the museum.)

 

Academic Standards:

Media Arts Anchor Standards: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 10

 

2. Kentucky Clay Coil Pots: Students will learn about the history of pottery in Kentucky and about early Pioneer life. Students will also learn about back stamps and create a design to stamp their pot with. Students will learn coiling techniques and create a bowl or cup with these skills. (Clay pieces must be kept at KMAC for firing in our on-site kiln for 2-4 weeks and then picked up from the museum.)

 

Academic Standards:

Media Arts Anchor Standards: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 11

Social Studies: K.E.MI.1, K.E.MA.1, K.e.KE.1, K.H.CH.1, K.H.CH.2, K.H.KH.1, 1.H.KH.1, 1.H.KH.2, 1.E.MA.1, 1.E.IC.2, 1.E.KE.1, 1.G.MM.1, 1.G.HI.1

 

3. Clay Masks: Students will learn about the use of masks in cultures around the world. (If the teacher has a specific culture they are studying, we can focus on that group). Students will discuss ritual, symbolism, and folk tales. Students will learn about different slab building clay techniques and use these skills to make a mask. (Clay pieces must be kept at KMAC for firing in our on-site kiln for 2-4 weeks and then picked up from the museum.)

 

Academic Standards:

Media Arts Anchor Standards: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11

Social Studies: K.H.KH.1, K.H.CO.1, K.G.HI.1, 3.H.CE.1

Printmaking

1. Quilted Prints: Students will learn about the tradition of quilting in Kentucky and the role of functional art. Students will create their own quilt square stamp using geometric shapes to form a pattern. Students will learn about the process of printmaking. They will create their own quilt by printing their stamp in a pattern on paper.

 

Academic Standards:
Media Arts Anchor Standards: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7

Math: K.MD.1, K.G.4, K.G.5, K.G.6, 1-2.G.1, 1.G.2, 2.MD.1, 4.G.1, 4.G.3

Social Studies: K.G.HI.1, K.E.MA.1, K.H.CH.1, K.H.CH.2, K.H.KH.1, 1.H.KH.1, 1.H.KH.2, 2.G.HE.1

 

2. Collagraph Printing: Students will explore texture and printmaking by making a printing plate by collaging different elements on a board or plate. Students will learn the process of printing and create a unique and abstract image.

 

Academic Standards:
Media Arts Anchor Standards: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7

Math: K.MD.1, K.G.4, K.G.5, K.G.6, 1-2.G.1, 1.G.2, 2.MD.1, 4.G.1, 4.G.3

 

3. Screen Printing (only for groups of 35 or less): Students will learn about the artist’s role as advertiser.  Students will look at fine art and contemporary poster examples. Students will design their own poster using simplified shapes and symbols and turn that design into a stencils. Students will learn about the process of screen printing and then print their own poster.

 

Academic Standards:

Media Arts Anchor Standards: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

 

4. Relief Prints: Students look at pieces of the permanent collection and discuss artistic interpretation of real people, places and things and how they can tell a story. Students will be challenged to create their own imaginary creature based off of real life using whimsy, decoration, and embellishment. Student will carve this creature into a printing block and use relief printing techniques to print their image. Students will be encouraged to write a story about their creature when they return to the classroom.

 

Academic Standards:

Media Arts Anchor Standards: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

English Language Arts: SL.K-12.2, SL.K-12.5, W.K-12.3, L.K-12.1, L.K-12.2

Wood

1. Flat Boats: Students will learn about the history of The Belle of Louisville and the types of boats that came before it. Students will learn the design and function of flat boats. Students will also be introduced to types of art made from wood. They will draw and design their own flat boat and use wood pieces to create a sculpture of that design.

 

Academic Standards:
Media Arts Anchor Standards: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7

Math: K.MD.1, K.G.4, K.G.5, K.G.6, 1-2.G.1, 1.G.2, 2.MD.1, 4.G.1, 4.G.3

Social Studies: K.G.MM.1, K.G.HE.1, K.G.HI.1, K.H.CH.1, K.H.CH.2, K.H.KH.1, 1.G.MM.1, 1.H.CH.1, 1.H.KH.1, 1.H.KH.2, 2.G.MM.1, 4.G.GR.1, 4.G.KGE.1

2. Nail Art: Students will discuss pattern, shape, and color. Students will plan and create a design that can be drawn on a square of wood. Students will learn and practice how to use hammers and nails. They will use string to wrap around the nailed design.

 

Academic Standards:
Media Arts Anchor Standards: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7

Math: K.MD.1, K.G.4, K.G.5, K.G.6, 1-2.G.1, 1.G.2, 2.MD.1, 4.G.1, 4.G.3

 

3. Our Community: Students will discuss the elements they see and experience in their everyday community. Students will learn how artists use this information to make art about where they live. Students will paint different wooden shapes and assemble them onto a board to create a scene that represents their community.  Students will use basic shapes and lines to create a landscape, cityscape, or interior. 

 

Academic Standards:

Media Arts Anchor Standards: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Math: K.MD.1, K.G.4, K.G.5, K.G.6, 1-2.G.1, 1.G.2, 2.MD.1, 4.G.1, 4.G.3

Social Studies: K.G.HI.1, K.G.HE.1, K.G.GR.1, K.G.KGE.1, 1.G.HI.1, 1.G.GR.1

Putting the A in STEaM

STEM professionals and Artists both begin their work with a “Big Idea.” This field trip explores the relationship between visual Art and STEM to communicate “Big Ideas”. Students will use inquiry and observation to Notice, Wonder, & Explore two art objects.  Students will generate questions and make hypotheses about these objects.  Armed with skills from this activity, students will explore the current KMAC Museum exhibit to uncover evidence of STEM used by artists to share their “Big Ideas”. Finally, students use STEM and creativity to produce a sculpture inspired by Jean DuBuffet.  

 

Elementary School for Field Trips

Media Arts Anchor Standards: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

English Language Arts: SL.K-12.2, SL.K-12.5, W.K-12.3, L.K-12.1, L.K-12.2,

Math: K.MD.1, K.G.4, K.G.5, K.G.6, 1-2.G.1, 1.G.2, 2.MD.1, 4.G.1, 4.G.3,K.CC.5, K.CC.6, K-2.G.1, K-3.G.2, K.G.4, K.G.5, 1-2.G.3, 3.NF.1

Social Studies: K-4.GR.11, 2-5.GR.9, K-5.HT.12, K.HT.14, K-1.HT.15, 1.HT.13,1-4.GR.8

Science: 1.PS4.B; 1.LS1.A; 1.LS1.D; 3.LS3.B; 4-PS4-2;  4-LS1-1; 4-LS1-2;

 

Middle School for Field Trips

Media Arts Anchor Standards: MA:CR1.1.6-8, MA:CR2.1.6-8, MA:CR3.1.6-8, MA:PR5.1.6-8, MA:PR6.1.6-8, MA:Re7.1.6-8, MA:Re8.1.6-8, MA:Re9.1.6-8, MA:Cn10.1.6-8, MA:Cn11.1.6-8

English Language Arts: SL.K-12.1, SL.K-12.2, SL.K-12.5, W.K-12.1, W.K-12.3, L.K-12.1, L.K-12.2

Science: MS.PS4.B; MS.LS1.A; MS.LS1.D

 

High School Field Trips

Media Arts Anchor Standards: MA:CR1.1.I-III, MA:CR2.1.I-III, MA:CR3.1.I-III, MA:PR5.1.I-III, MA:PR6.1.I-III, MA:Re7.1.I-III, MA:Re8.1.I-III, MA:Re9.1.I-III, MA:Cn10.1.I-III, MA:Cn11.1.I-III

English Language Arts: SL.K-12.1, SL.K-12.2, SL.K-12.5, W.K-12.1, W.K-12.3, L.K-12.1, L.K-12.2

Social Studies: SS-HS-2.1.1

Science: HS-PS1-3; HS-PS2-6

Altered Paper

1. Bookmaking:  Students will learn about the tradition of bookbinding and see examples of different techniques. Students will then learn one technique in-depth and make one of their own. Students will design a cover and create a theme for their book.

 

Academic Standards:
Media Arts Anchor Standards: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7

 

2. Mixed Media Collage: Students will learn techniques for drawing a self portrait. They will look at examples of collage from fine art and the permanent collection. Students will use magazines, books, fabric, and other materials to collage elements of their personality onto their portraits.

 

Academic Standards:

Media Arts Anchor Standards: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

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Louisville, Kentucky 40202

502.589.0102

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Wednesday - Saturday 10a-4p

Sunday-Tuesday CLOSED

Admission to KMAC is free for students and children thanks to a generous donation from

Brook and Pam Smith. KMAC is also supported in part by our members, The Fund for the Arts, and the Kentucky Arts Council. Our exhibitions are supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

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