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Our Programs

The Traveling Studio Program is a field trip that travels to the students!
  • The Traveling Studio Program offers eleven different programs that teach elementary school children about history, geography, and science through the use of art in their very own classrooms. Our programs have proven to be very effective in aiding classroom teachers and students in their SOL studies.
  • All programs have been designed to provide a rewarding, creative addition to existing classroom curriculum and support the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs).

Our Traveling Studio Programs

 

1. BOOKMAKING©

For Our Youngest Readers and Artists!

Here’s a chance for the youngest hands to make a one-of-a-kind book to take home and treasure. Each participant will make an accordion book that will feature an exploration of printmaking with found objects and by drawing, watercolor resist and collage techniques. This project is designed so that every child enjoys success. A lot of parents have framed these little masterpieces!

Supports SOLs: Art: K.8, K.11, K.15, K.17, K.19 English: K.2, K.3, K.5, K.11
Program available to grade: Kindergarten
Program length:
1-1/2 Hours
Fee: $5.00 per student; $50.00 minimum. Fee includes all art materials, art instruction and keepsake quality accordion book for each participating student.

School must provide (4) volunteers and (1) classroom teacher per class.

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2. COLOR IT WINDY©

An Exploration of Color and Weather through Art

The weather has never been so fun! Your instructor will arrive with rain stick in hand and exciting art projects in mind. We’ll use fine art reproductions in our weather forecasts and talk about weather legend and lore. Each budding artist/meteorologist will create a skyscraper snow scene, a chalk storm and a cloudy hat to take home.

Supports SOLs: Art: 1.3, 1.5, 1.8,1.14, 1.15, 1.17,1.20 English 1.3
Program available to grade: 1
Program length:
1-1/2 Hours
Fee: $5.00 per student; $50.00 minimum. Fee includes all art materials, art instruction and take-home art projects.

School must provide (3) volunteers and (1) classroom teacher per class.

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3. THE ART AND CULTURE OF ANCIENT CHINA©

Learn about the beauty and mystery of ancient Chinese culture. Students will learn about the first Emperor of China, see a life-sized version of the famous 2,000 year-old terracotta soldier, a good luck dragon and examine a Chinese Painting set. Participants will create Chinese Opera masks, good luck dragons and great pan hats using authentic bamboo paintbrushes to write in Chinese calligraphy. They will even create their own signature “chop” to sign their masterpiece.

Supports SOLs: Art: 2.4, 2.8, 2.11, 2.13, 3.2, 3.13 English 2.2, 2.3, Geography: 2.4 History: 2.1
Program available to grade:
Program length: 1-1/2 Hours
Fee: $5.00 per student; $50.00 minimum. Fee includes all art materials, art instruction and take-home art projects.

School must provide (3) volunteers and (1) classroom teacher per class.

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4. THE ART AND CULTURE OF ANCIENT EGYPT©

Let the Children’s Art Network take you on a journey that you will never forget! Together we’ll mummify “Pharoah Bear” and give him a proper Egyptian Funeral. Each student will design a bookmark incorporating real papyrus and hieroglyphics. They will also make a tomb painting and create a life-size mummy case that is sure to become your class mascot.

Supports SOLs: Art: 2.4, 2.7, 2.8, 2.11, 2.13, 3.2, 3.11 English 2.2, 2.3, Geography: 2.4 History: 2.1
Program available to grade: 2
Program length: 1-1/2 Hours
Fee: $5.00 per student; $50.00 minimum. Fee includes all art materials, art instruction and both collaborative and take-home art projects.

School must provide (3) volunteers and (1) classroom teacher per class.

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5. THE ART AND CULTURE OF ANCIENT GREECE©

Students will travel back in time and become Greek artisans. They will create Greek coins, “carve” their very own Greek columns and design their own discus (using traditional Greek designs) to be used for a future Olympic event. They will also participate in a human timeline and a Greek play complete with costumes and Greek Theater Masks.

Supports SOLs: Art 3.2, 3.3, 3.7, 3.13, 3.15, 3.16, 3.17, 3.20 English 3.1 Geography: 3.4 History: 3.1
Program available to grade: 3
Fee: $5.00 per student; $50.00 minimum. Fee includes all art materials, art instruction and take-home art projects.
Program length: 1-1/2 hours School must provide (3) volunteers and (1) classroom teacher per class.

School must provide (3) volunteers and (1) classroom teacher per class.

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6. ROMAN HOLIDAY©

We didn’t build Rome in a day, but we did build it just for you! This program is introduced by choosing one lucky boy and girl to don traditional ancient Roman attire and lead the class through a typical day in ancient Roman life. They will learn about typical Roman foods, the public baths and ancient fast food restaurants and see what a Roman home was like. Every young artist will design a personal bulla (good luck charm), a mosaic and make a clay “Knucklebones” game. Students will try out their engineering skills building a classic Roman arch, including the “magic keystone.” This is truly a Roman Holiday!

Supports SOLs: Art 3.2, 3.3, 3.7, 3.13, 3.15, 3.16, 3.17, 3.20 English 3.1 Geography: 3.4 History: 3.1
Program available to grade: 3
Program length
: 1-1/2 hours
Fee: $5.00 per student; $50.00 minimum. Fee includes all art materials, art instruction, and take-home art projects.

School must provide (4) volunteers and (1) classroom teacher per class.

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7. THE MYSTIQUE OF MALI©

WHAT is so special about this West African Empire? WHO was “The Lion King”? WHERE is Timbuktu? WHY would anyone trade gold for salt? WHAT is a Mansa? A Griot? Your students will find the answers to these questions and much more as we explore what was once known as the wealthiest kingdom in the world! Students will make their own mud cloths, beaded necklaces and decorate camels for a royal caravan back to class!

Supports SOLs: Art 3.2, 3.3, 3.13, 3.16 English 3.1 Geography 3.4 History: 3.1
Program available to grade: 3
Program length: 1-1/2 hours
Fee: $5.00 per student; $50.00 minimum. Fee includes all art materials, art instruction, and take-home art projects.

School must provide (3) parent volunteers and (1) classroom teacher per class.

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8. HOME SWEET HOME: ANIMALS AND HABITATS OF VIRGINIA©

Have you ever heard of a downy woodpecker or a spotted skunk? Did you know that bees provide more than just honey? Did you know that even a small pool of water could be considered an ecosystem? Have you ever imagined yourself as plant or as part of a food web? In this program, students will learn the answers to these questions and much more! Together we will explore the variety of habitats in Virginia and the amazing mammals, insects, birds, fish and plants that live here. Students will learn about the water cycle, photosynthesis, and even adaptations that have allowed animals and plants to survive. Student artists will then have the opportunity to work together within a “habitat group” to create animals and food sources they need to survive within an ecosystem.

Supports SOLs:  Science 4.4, 4.5, 4.9, Visual Arts 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.5
Program Available to Grade: 4
Program length: 1-1/2 hours
Fee: $5.00 per student; $50.00 minimum. Fee includes all art materials, art instruction, and take-home art projects.

School must provide (3) volunteers and (1) classroom teacher per class.

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9. INUITS TO INCAS, BUT MOSTLY THE MAYA©

This exciting program traces the early migration routes of the very first Americans, concentrating on the world of the Mayan kings and the remarkable city-states they ruled. In honor of the first extensive farmers in the Americas, students will create maize prints. To celebrate the revered jaguar, the supreme predator of the region, participants will fashion their own jaguar skins. As a collaborative project, the class will recreate, one small square at a time, a stunning 16” by 26” watercolor featuring an ancient Mayan figure.

Supports SOLs: Art: 3.2, 3.13, 5.7, 5.15, 5.20 USI.3
Program available to grade: 5 or TAG Art Programs
Program length: 1-1/2 hours
Fee: $5.00 per student; $50.00 minimum. Fee includes all art materials, art instruction, and take-home art projects.

School must provide (3) volunteers and (1) classroom teacher per class.

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Call or fax our office at (540) 885-3329 or email our office to register today. Classes are available on a first come first served basis. We look forward to hearing from you!