Our mission is to provide learning opportunities that foster creative expression and critical thinking, and cultivate diversity and awareness of cultural heritage.
SMoCA is delighted to share with school children and teachers a stellar season of exciting learning experiences, from arts activities to guided tours and slide presentations brought free of charge to your classroom. We invite you to participate.
We design the programs featured in this brochure to provide your students with enriching activities that address the Arizona Visual Arts Standards and meet your grade-level expectations. Visits to SMoCA energize students and advance your classroom efforts. We look forward to sharing these dynamic offerings with you.
We hope to see you soon at the Museum.
Carolyn C. Robbins, Curator of Education SMoCA
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
MUSEUM TOURS LED BY SMoCA's EXPERT DOCENT GROUP
Docents are trained volunteers who share their knowledge about the artwork with Museum visitors, schools, retirement homes and community groups. The SMoCA Docents participate in a variety of the tours and activities at the museum including:
- conduct gallery tours of exhibitions for all ages. Did you know that you can enjoy a FREE Docent-led museum tour every Thursday at 1:30 p.m. (no reservations required) or book a free tour in advance for your group? 480-874-4641.
- lead walking tours of the nearby sculpture gardens in the Civic Center park. SMoCA Docents lead 1st Sunday Outdoor Sculpture Tours at 3:00 p.m. - no reservations required - just meet the Docent at the north doors of the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts building.
Visit our Docent page to learn more!
- present presentations on a variety of art-related subjects both at SMoCA and off-site. Ask us how our Docents can bring an art presentation to you at your school, business, community center, church, etc.!
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 Arizona Visual Arts Standards and are presented by our trained SMoCA Docents.
AVAILABLE SEP – MAY
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.
|SLIDE PRESENTATION TITLES
|Animals in Art
|Art All Around Us : Public Art
|Art in Children's Literature I ( elements of art )
|Art in Children's Literature II ( principles of art )
|NEW! Art in Children's Literature III ( Caldecott Winners 2000-2011 )
|Day of the Dead / Dia de los Muertos en Mexico
|I Have My Reasons - Why do we like or dislike certain artworks?
( Learn to identify realistic, abstract and non-objective works of art )
|Native American Art
|You've Got to Have Style ( Learn to identify realistic, abstract and non-objective works of art )
REGISTRATION REQUIRED AT LEAST TWO (2) WEEKS IN ADVANCE. CALL 480-874-4641 TO SCHEDULE.
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. Teachers receive a guide for the exhibition that includes lesson plans, information on the artists and citations of related Arizona Visual Arts Standards. Students may bring lunches to eat outdoors following the activities.
skipping back to the sixties FALL SESSION
it's all about me, it's all about you SPRING SESSION
Please plan for a minimum of two hours for each Arts Days session.
Parents are welcome to register their families for ARTS DAYS. Receive a guide for the exhibition that includes lesson plans, information on the artists and citations of the related Arizona Visual Arts Standards.
skipping back to the sixties
NOV 6, 7 & 9, 2011. 10 AM-12:30 PM
Exhibitions: West of Center: Art and the Counterculture Experiment in America, 1965-1977; southwestNet: Sherrin Guirguis and Carrie Marill; Architecture + Art: Hector Zamora; Steering the Spaceship Earth: Teens Respond to the Whole Earth Catalog (in the young@art gallery)
Performance: Dancer, choreographer and interdisciplinary artist Harper Piver’s multisensory performance responds to the sounds and sights that have defined the 1960-70's countercultures in America.
Art Project: Make a colorful tie-dyed creation!
it's all about me, it's all about you
February 26 & 27; March 6. 10 AM-12:30 PM
Exhibitions: The Human Touch: Selections from the RBC Wealth Management Collection; Paolo Soleri: Mesa City to Arcosanti; MASHup: New Video Art; Cycles: From Fields to Cities (in the young@art gallery)
Performance: Interactive performance by actor Kevin Flanagan (and a few audience members!)
Art Project: Express your identity and put it in a box!
Bring your class to the Museum for a FREE tour of our current exhibitions. School tours are led by our SMoCA Docents (trained museum tour guides). Docents educate the class on the artwork in the galleries and include concepts of the Arizona Visual Arts Standards. Teacher Guides are available for special exhibitions (grades 1–8) upon request. ASL interpretation is available for some tours.
AVAILABLE TOUR TIMES
TUE–WED / 10AM–4:30PM THUR / 12PM–4:30PM FRI / 10 AM–4:30PM
- Please arrive 10-15 min. prior to your scheduled time
- Tours last about 45 minutes
- Chaperones required for ages K-12 (1:10 adult to student ratio)
- Due to space limitations and to maintain a proper teaching environment, a maximum of 100 people can be accomodated in the galleries each hour (with or without docents)
TOUR REGISTRATION REQUIRED AT LEAST TWO (3) WEEKS IN ADVANCE (INCLUDING SELF GUIDED TOURS).
CALL 480-874-4641 TO SCHEDULE.
SCHOOL TOUR TIP: Create a picnic as part of your Museum tour experience! Bring your own brown bag lunches to enjoy after the tour in the neighboring Civic Center Park. The park provides plenty of grass, trees and a view of Robert Indiana’s LOVE sculpture.
K-12 EDUCATORS SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP
$30 per year (regularly $50)
As a special thanks to teachers across the Valley, we are offering a K-12 Educator membership discount. Enjoy visual and performing arts together in one dynamic place.
- FREE, unlimited admission to SMoCA
- Advance notice of performances, with early ticket-buying opportunities
- Discount on ticket purchases
- Free tickets to the award-winning Scottsdale Art Festival
- Invitations to exclusive members-only events, previews and receptions
- Discounts on purchases at both Store locations
Please print, complete and fax to: Membership, 480-874-4655
or mail to: Membership, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Call the membership department at 480-874-4609 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
to join and find out about our next members-only appreciation party.
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