The guided tour and workshop begins with an inquiry-based discussion in the exhibition Their Own Harlems. Following the gallery tour, students participate in a hands-on, art-making workshop that reinforces ideas and concepts in the exhibition. Workshop prompts may include: how does setting serve as an inspiration to create? How does the Harlem community inspire you, and what forms does that inspiration take? The art-making workshop for Icons may include painting, printmaking, collage, or sculpture, introducing students to different art-making techniques. Workshops are tailored to each group, based on grade-level and age. Students take their works of art home.
The Studio Museum in Harlem is the nexus for artists of African descent locally, nationally and internationally and for work that has been inspired and influenced by black culture. Educator-led tours and workshops engage students in interactive, inquiry-based tours, fostering critical and creative thinking skills by motivating students to participate in discussions about works on view. The Middle School Mondays program is open to public middle schools in Harlem and throughout the five boroughs of New York City. This exciting initiative provides educational gallery tours at no cost for student groups. On Target Free Sundays, the museum is free and open to the public thanks to the generous support of Target.
African American History, Social Studies, Cultural Connections, My Community, Arts
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
$7.50 per Person for School Group