ArtWrite (Grades 1–12)

Participants investigate works of art on view as a platform for critical and creative thinking. Students explore the Museum’s exhibitions as inspiration for an array of writing and drawing activities in the galleries. This program can include a post-writing activity in the classroom.

Program fee: $4 per student for up to 125 students


  • To enhance classroom learning in the ways that support Common Core State Standards.
  • To design a unique opportunity for students to make meaningful connections between art, new ideas, and their everyday lives.
  • To help students develop observation skills through artist-driven and inquiry based discussion.
  • To help students develop writing skills, through poetry, personal narrative, and written reflection by using contemporary art as inspiration.
  • To provide classroom teachers’ interdisciplinary teaching materials and resources.

ArtWrite aligns with a wide range of Common Core State Standards, including: Anchor Standards for Writing:

W.CCR.1: Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.

W.CCR.3: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.

W.CCR.5: Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.

W.CCR.9: Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

Anchor Standards in Comprehension and Collaboration:


Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.


Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

For more information about Teacher and Student Programs, please contact Kerri Gaudelli, or 203.438.4519 extension 127.