Cascadia Art for Schools

Cascadia Art for Schools is a free Washington state standards-based art program for K-8 students exploring the art of the Northwest. Cascadia Art for Schools is an interactive and inquiry-based tour, and students engage with art through facilitated dialogue, storytelling, and hands-on art creation. This program is learner-centered and explores artists that have been historically underrepresented.

Cascadia Art for Schools has Three Parts

1. Pre-Recorded Video Lesson

An introduction to an art element, semi-facilitated tour of the museum, and an art lesson

  • Teachers will receive a link to the video which includes the tour & art lesson to play for their class along with art materials for the art project.
  • Teachers can play the video for their class and pause the video for discussion.

 

2. Museum Field Trip

A museum tour & art lesson

  • Students come to the museum virtually, in-person, or we can come to you! We also pay for transportation to and from the Museum!
  • Students will be led by Museum Educators, explore their art element in more depth, and participate in a hands-on art project.

 

3. Art Lesson

A post-field trip art lesson

  • A Museum Educator comes to your classroom in-person or virtually to lead an additional art lesson and further explore an art element. We provide the art materials.

 

COVID-19 Update

We understand this is an ever-changing time and each school has different restrictions. Therefore, we are offering this free program:

 

  • Completely Virtually (Museum Field Trip & Art Lesson take place on zoom),
  • In Your Classroom (a vaccinated Museum educator will bring a Mobile Museum to your classroom for the Museum Field Trip and will come back to your classroom for the Art Lesson),
  • In the Museum & In Your Classroom (the Museum Field Trip will take place at Cascadia, and a Museum Educator will come to your classroom for an Art Lesson).
Cascadia Art for Schools Program Focus Options

Sharing Our Story
Washington state history through Northwest art (4th grade)
Sharing Our Story addresses the history of Washington state and tribal sovereignty by exploring how society and historical movements influenced Northwest artists. Students will learn about two artists and how an artist’s life is reflected in their art. Students will then think how history has impacted their own lives and create art based on their own lives

Building Blocks of Art
Art concepts through Northwest art (K-8)
Building Blocks of Art explores art concepts utilized by Northwest artists as tools of expression. Each grade focuses on a different art concept used by Northwest artists. Students will learn about an art concept, explore Northwest art using their art concept, and then create their own art. For a full list of art concepts for each grade level, see below the sign-up button.

Sign-Up for Cascadia Art for Schools

Please fill out the form below to request any or all parts of the Cascadia Art for Schools program. Cascadia Art for Schools is offered October-June, Monday-Friday from 9 am – 4 pm. Please fill out and submit the form below and indicate your fist, second, and third choices for dates and times. A confirmation email will be sent to you with the exact date scheduled.

We ask that educators schedule tours at least three weeks in advance.

Questions?

For Questions, please call or email the museum at (425) 336-4809 or education@cascadiaartmuseum.org

Cascadia Art for Schools is free for all students and educators thanks to the generous support of ArtsWA.

Building Blocks of Art | Art Concepts per Grade Level

Each grade level focuses on a different art concept for this program. We have the art concepts broken down by grade level as follows:

K: Shape

1: Color

2: Line & Pattern

3: Form

4: Texture

5: Value & Emphasis

6: Space & Contrast

7: Emphasis

8: Contrast

Classrooms are welcome to participate in this program more than one time per year. For your second time, we will be exploring many different art concepts new art mediums to allow for a broadening of knowledge for students.

Funding provided by Washington State Arts Commission’s First Step Grant, the Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation, and the Harrington-Schiff Foundation. Thank you for your support.