The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum

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Presented by: GWU and the Textile Museum

Part 1: Students will go on a 40 minute gallery exploration of the special exhibition The Box Project: Uncommon Threads. During the exploration, students will examine artworks and handle materials to learn about processes used by the artists. This will provide an opportunity for the students to use the vocabulary from the pre-visit materials in context alongside an object-based learning experience. Younger grades will focus on material and process, while the high school students will delve into how these artists incorporated culture and environmental influences into their work. The gallery exploration is designed to prepare students for the art making activity by showing them contemporary artists’ work from their community and around the world as well as introducing them to unfamiliar art making techniques.
Part 2:  After the tour, groups will participate in the following art activity:
Build Your Own Box Project (4-12th grade) 40 minutes
Students will be given a small box and additional materials that speak to what the artists used to create their own projects. Older students will be challenged to think about how their own culture and environments can influence their aesthetic as artists, while younger student will focus on exploring the material and using new techniques.  
Available Dates: 1/3, 1/5, 1/10, 1/12, 1/17, 1/24, 1/26
Time: 10:00 AM
Length of Event: 1.5 hours
Location: The George Washington University Museum and the Textile Museum
701 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20052
Discipline: Visual Arts / Photography/ Film
Curricular Connections: English/ Language Arts
Grades: 4-12
Ticket Capacity: 40 students per date.
View: Educational materials and the Brochure

 for "The Box Project: Uncommon Threads"


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