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Educational Outreach Programming

Program Period: April 15 – May 17
Grades 3rd – 5th | 4 visits |  60 – 90 minute visits

Key Concepts & Ideas: mixed-media, personal voice, social emotional learning, abstraction, structured play, process & practice, visual communication.

Elementary students in this program will explore the playful possibilities of paint, mixed media, and up-cycled forms to create bold abstract artworks inspired by the work of Ann Arbor based artist, Hannah Burr. Students will be challenged to make thoughtful decisions and look at their work from a new perspective by deconstructing and re-assembling previously created paintings into abstract, mixed-media compositions. Through reflective writing, poetry, and other creative processes, students will approach abstract artwork playfully and meaningfully. Students will strengthen communication and creative problem solving skills, while gaining confidence in decision making and personal voice through the creation of artwork and experimentation with materials.

Classroom needs: Classrooms will need access to a sink, and space for artwork to dry overnight.

Group Field Trips

Most suitable for Elementary and Middle School  | Single Visit to SCA | June 3 – September 6 | 45 – 90 minutes
Includes tour & hands-on activity

Key Concepts & Ideas
: mixed-media, personal voice, social emotional learning, abstraction, structured play, process & practice, visual communication

Adult Programming


Education Standards

3A. Demonstrate awareness of other people’s emotions and perspectives

​​4A. Use positive communication and social skills to interact effectively with others

5B. Develop, implement, and model effective decision-making skills to deal responsibly with daily academic and social situations

Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

Visual Arts

ART.VA.III.5.4 Analyze the characteristics of personal artwork.

ART.VA.V.5.1 Explain how visual arts have inherent relationships to everyday life. 

ART.VA.I.5.3 Incorporate the elements of art and principles of design to communicate ideas.’

ART.VA.II.5.2 Apply knowledge of how to use visual characteristics and organizational principles to communicate ideas. 

ART.VA.II.5.3 Explore and understand prospective subject matter, ideas, and symbols for works of art.

 ART.VA.II.5.4 Select and use subject matter, symbols, and ideas to communicate meaning.

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