Learning to Look K–3rd grade Reservation Request

Learning to Look—Guided Gallery Visits and Studio Art Activity Grades K–3

Tour and Studio Themes by Grade Level

  • Kindergarten: Students will explore shapes and lines while learning about overlapping and patterning in a community-centered project.
  • First Grade: We’ll be hunting for textures and patterns in the galleries so that we’re ready to work with clay in the studio.
  • Second Grade: There is symmetry, balance, and repetition all over the museum. After some color mixing, we’ll see what we can compose.
  • Third Grade: It’s easy to create rhythm and movement in music, but what about visual art? We’ll experiment with printmaking and see what happens.

Teacher and Curriculum Guidelines

Teachers agree to prepare students with the Get Smart with Art curriculum in their classrooms before visiting the museum.

During the tour students are asked to observe and discuss a thematic selection of three to four artworks. Museum staff will use the VTS (Visual Thinking Strategies) method as well as in-gallery activities to encourage students to share observations, back up ideas with evidence, and discuss many possible interpretations of artworks viewed.

During the studio art activity students will be asked to make connections to and explore artistic processes related to the artworks viewed in the galleries.

Reservation and Scheduling Guidelines

  • Reservations for the 2014-2015 school year begin July 15, 2014. Requests will be processed in the order received.
  • Guided visits are offered October 15, 2014, to May 29, 2015.
  • Learning to Look guided visits are offered Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 10:00 a.m. and 10:15 a.m.
  • Please note that the guided tour and studio art activity require a two-hour commitment.
  • Groups are not scheduled on the first free Tuesday of every month.

General Guidelines

  • A minimum of 8 weeks' advance notice is required.
  • Please note that the maximum size of a class group is 30 students.
  • Get Smart with Art is free. Reservations must be held with a deposit check of $100 made out to COFAM. Deposit will be returned to you after your visit. Checks are only deposited in case of no-show or cancelation with less than three weeks' notice.
  • A minimum of one adult chaperone is required for every 10 students.

Please Note:
If you are requesting a guided tour on behalf of a teacher please provide your contact information in the "School Contact" section below as well as the teacher’s contact information in the main section of the form.

Name of teacher who will accompany students
School information
About your students
Please share any information that will help our staff and docents engage your students. (For example, special needs unit studies the museum trip relates to, accommodations or any other concerns).
For example, a call and response routine, quiet coyote hand symbol, etc.
For example, thumbs up, sideways, down.
I am requesting a…
Preferred dates and times

 Groups are not scheduled on the first free Tuesday of every month nor during Bouquets to Art week (April 13 to 18, 2015).

First choice
Second choice
Third choice

General Guidelines

  • One adult chaperone is required for every ten students.
  • Please use one reservation form for each class, you may keep a copy for your records.
  • Tickets are required for high school age and above, be sure to request the appropriate quantity.
  • Requests will be processed in the order received.

Questions?