K-12 Programs

For more information about any of our School and Educator Programs, contact Brandi Breslin at bbreslin@harn.ufl.edu or 352.392.9826 x2113.

 

School Tour Programs

The Harn offers docent-led tours with a discussion and inquiry-based learning approach for students in all grade levels and subject areas. Choose from one of the School Tour Programs listed below or customize your visit to directly relate to themes and topics being explored in your classroom. A maximum of 60 students may be accommodated for each tour, and guided school groups may tour the museum Tuesday-Friday 10 am to 3 pm. A minimum of three weeks advance registration is required. Contact tours@harn.ufl.edu for questions or request a tour appointment by submitting a tour request form

 

Museum-School Tour

Suggested grade level: K-12 • Program Length: 1 hour • Choose one of these special themes or simply request “highlights of the museum."

  • What is an Art Museum?  (Suggested grade level: 2-5) This tour focuses on the role of museums in the world, strategies visiting museums, and interpreting art through formal elements.
  • The Natural World Reflected in Art. (Suggested grade level: K-12) This tour features work by artists who are inspired by the world around them to create images of wildlife, plants, land and environmental concerns.
  • Global Art and Culture. (Suggested grade level: 4-12) Students view and discuss art to learn about artists and traditions from across the globe. 
  • Classroom subject theme -- Teachers may request custom themes to connect directly with class curriculum. 

 

Describe-Create-Relate

Suggested grade level: 3 - 8 •  Program Length: 1 - 1.5 hours

Students analyze and respond to artwork through individual, partnered and team activities in the galleries. Guided by a docent-educator, students participate in three discussion-based quests that strengthen visual literacy skills, deepen personal connections and inspire creativity.

 

Reflections & Conversations

Suggested grade level: High School, 10 - 12 • Program Length: 1.5 - 2 hours

Research has shown that looking at and talking about art increases empathy, an important skill for lifelong growth and development in a multi-cultural world. Student reflections about art and conversations with each other are at the core of this program. Students choose one artwork in response to a question. Following individual time reflecting, studying, and writing about their selected objects, students join together to share their ideas with each other during an educator-led tour that includes all selected artwork. Reflection questions are designed by museum staff and focus on empathy-building, self-reflection and multi-cultural awareness.  *Note that this program is only available Tuesday - Friday, 11 am – 2 pm.

 

Educator Workshops

The Harn offers educator workshops each fall, spring and summer. Information about upcoming workshops is located on our K-12 Educators page.

 

Classroom Resources

Downloadable images, information and lesson guides for K-12 teachers are available for a number of objects in the Harn’s collection. Use these resources to prepare students in advance of a field trip or to integrate cross-curriculum teaching opportunities.  Resources are available on our K-12 Educators page.

 

Home School Groups

Home school groups are welcome at the Harn. See the School Tours section for more information about scheduling a group tour that can be customized to meet your learning goals.

 

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