Elementary & Middle School Programs:
PAFA offers interactive, curriculum-based tours that are recommended for students in grades K – 8. All tours are led by art educators and each visit includes three components: learning to look, discussion and response, and a hands-on project in response to the theme of the tour.
Art and Social Justice: Bring to life key moments of social and political change in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Furness’ Factory for Art: Explore the inside and outside of Frank Furness and George Hewitt’s historic landmark building.
Telling Tales: Teach students to uncover the stories in paintings through comparing and contrasting, poetry writing and drawing. Tour meets significant goals in PA Language Arts curriculum standards.
Art Speaks: An art and language arts tour designed specifically for School District of Philadelphia 4th grade students, which provides free admission and transportation. Art Speaks is funded by Target and additional support is provided by TD Bank through the TD Charitable Foundation, the Hamilton Family Foundation, The Christopher Ludwick Foundation, and generous individual contributors.
Picturing America: Learn about our country’s history and character by studying its art.
Natural Wonders: Using all five senses, explore the American landscape through pictures to learn about different way that artists capture the beauty of the natural world.
Science & Nature in Art: Travel around the globe, visiting different landscapes and drawing elements from nature (weather patterns, rock formations, botanical specimens) in journals.
New ideas, New Methods
: Look at a variety of contemporary art mediums and discover new ways that artists use surprising materials and techniques to create beautiful objects. Featuring KAWS @ PAFA
from October 12, 2013 - January 5, 2014.
Beyond The Paint: Philadelphia's Mural Arts: Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Philadelphia's Mural Arts Program through gallery interactives, experiencing the creation of new murals in the galleries, and visiting the complimentary exhibition, The WPA and Its Legacy. TEACHER MATERIALS available for download. You can also download MURAL Mash-Up to use with your students.