LET US COME TO YOU!
FREE OUTREACH SLIDE PRESENTATIONS (GRADES k-12)
Enrich your teaching with these interactive, 40-minute slide programs in your classroom, all of which address concepts of the Core Arts Standards and are presented by our trained SMoCA Docents.
AVAILABLE SEP – MAY
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AT LEAST TWO (2) WEEKS IN ADVANCE FOR ALL PRESENTATIONS. CALL 480.874.4641 TO SCHEDULE.
Currently SMoCA Outreach is limited to schools in Scottsdale: between Scottsdale’s east border and west to SR-51; south to McKellips Road; and north to 101 in Phoenix. Some exceptions for boundaries are permitted. Please call 480-874-4641.
NEW: ART + SCIENCE OUTREACH PRESENTATIONS Grades 3 - 8
Students can explore both the science and art concepts inherent in upcoming SMoCA exhibitions without having to leave the classroom. Docents visit the school and give an interactive presentation about the connections between art and science. Each presentation includes a hands-on component to engage students in the discovery process.
Available Sep – May
Registration is required at least two weeks in advance for all presentations. Call 480.874.4641 to schedule.
Currently SMoCA Outreach is limited to schools in Scottsdale: between Scottsdale’s east border and west to SR-51; south to McKellips Road; and north to 101 in Phoenix. Some exceptions for boundaries are permitted. Please call 480.874.4641.
Julianne Swartz: How Deep Is Your Fall Session
Artist Julianne Swartz creates sculpture and installations wiht magnets, optics and sound.
The Five Senses Spring Session
Artists Janet Cardiff, Olafur Eliasson, Spencer Finch, Roelof Louw and Ernesto Neto each explore one of the five senses of sight, touch, hearing, smell and taste.
ART START PRESCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN (AGES 4-5)
|This program helps youngsters discover the wonderful world of art. During visits to the Museum, children enjoy a participatory tour designed to inspire confidence, self-awareness and self-expression, as well as to promote language development. An accompanying hands-on art project helps strengthen physical and perceptual skills.
Art Start is sponsored by Wells Fargo, Scottsdale Charros and Karen and John Voris.
If your school is interested in participating in the Art Start, call 480-874-4641 to schedule.
Students see a 45-minute performance, participate in an interactive, Docent-guided exhibition tour and create an art object. Students may bring lunches to eat outdoors following the activities.
Arts Day Tip: Create your own field trip by combining the Arts Days activities and a picnic lunch on the nearby Civic Center Park. Bring a brown bag lunch from home and enjoy plenty of grass, trees, benches/tables and a view of Robert Indiana's LOVE sculpture.
Japanese Fusion FALL SESSION
Making Sense of Art SPRING SESSION
Please plan for a minimum of two and a half hours for each Arts Days event.
Cost: $5 / Person (free for children age three and younger)
Pre-registration and pre-payment is required. Sorry, no refunds.
Limited to 100 seats per session. Call 480.874.4641 to schedule.
Parents are welcome to register their families for ARTS DAYS.
Call 480.874.4641 to schedule.
ARTS DAYS PERFORMANCES 2013-2014
OCT 29, NOV 19 + 20; 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Exhibitions: Narrow Road to the Interior: Contemporary Japanese Artists; Julianne Swartz: How Deep Is Your; and Inspire (in the young@art gallery)
Performance: Dynamic and interactive performance by Taiko drummer Ken Koshio.
Art Project: Learn about the traditional Japanese art form of suminigashi printmaking
Making Sense of Art
FEB 25, MAR 4 + 5; 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Exhibitions: The Five Senses; Leslie Shows: New Paintings and Art in Motion (in the young@art gallery)
Performance: Enjoy a lively performance by actor, clown and magician Kirby Soderberg that is sure to help the senses make sense.
Art Project: Use all of your senses to create a work of art!
American Sign Language interpretation is available for some Museum tours, with three weeks advance notice. To make arrangements, call 480-874-4641.
To make reservations for a Museum tour, call SMoCA’s education department at 480-874-4641.
For special-needs services, call 480-874-4623.
lost & found: 480-874-4648
The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) is an educational institution dedicated to exploring "the ideas of our time." SMoCA advances appreciation of contemporary culture and explores new artistic expressions. At SMoCA, you will find innovative art, new experiences and creative activities. You will have access to internationally recognized artists, architects and designers. SMoCA serves thousands of visitors each year. Our audiences eagerly share their insights and passion for the arts in workshops, Docent-led tours, outreach presentations, lectures and studio tours.
Educational activities made possible in part by Lou and Evelyn Grubb Charitable Fund; Scottsdale Insurance Company/Nationwide Foundation; Scottsdale Charros; Wells Fargo; Lewis & Roca; Naomi Caras-Miller & Alvin Miller and Karen and John Voris.