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

Goals:

  • 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:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.1:

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.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.2

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, kgaudelli@aldrichart.org or 203.438.4519 extension 127.