Cultural Art Workshops
Curiosity, creativity and culture create the fabric of Museo’s hands-on, arts-integrated workshops. Students delve into art-making processes to gain a unique perspective in the landscape of American culture that fosters positive self-identity, cultural tolerance and 21st Century skills. Workshops can be conducted in English or Spanish and either on-site or off-site at your school.
*All tours and workshops are aligned with the state content standards for history/social science, language arts, math, science and arts education.
Workshops: Groups of 20 or more: $5/student Groups of less than 20: $100 flat rate
Museo 2017–18 Workshops
Play Ball! The Maya Ball Game Grades: K-6 Long before baseball, basketball and football there was Maya Ball! More than entertainment, the Maya ball game was was at the heart of Maya beliefs and symbolized the constant battle between good and evil. In this interactive workshop, students are immersed in the stories, writing, art and artifacts of the Maya people as they bring the ancient Maya ballgame to life!
Help a Sister Out: Legend of the Three Sisters Grades: K-6 Experience the magic of oral tradition as you learn about “The Legend of the Three Sisters (corn, beans and squash).” This engaging legend teaches the importance of Native American horticulture traditions and diet. While learning about planting methodology, students discover that plants depend on and help each other just like us. Following the Native American tradition in the use of all parts of the corn to create a corn-husk doll.
Guatemalan Textiles: Put Your Worries to Bed Grades: P-6 The children of Central America tell their troubles and worries before going to bed to tiny dolls made of colorful thread – one doll for each worry. In this workshop students experience the beauty of Guatemalan textiles while learning about the legend of the “worry doll.” Students will create a “worry doll” to put their worries to bed!
Diego Rivera: A Man & His Murals Grades: 8-12 Experience the life and art of Diego Rivera, the founder of the muralist movement. Students learn about the techniques & tools of a muralist painter and work together to create a mural depicting a current event that impacts their lives today.
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