Are you taking your students on a museum field trip this year? Today, we are happy to present the perfect piece of media to help prepare students for a visit to an art museum.
This film project was produced in partnership with the de Young Museum and their teen ambassador program, and expertly shot and edited by the youth production company at the Bay Area Video Coalition, The Factory.
In the Bay Area, there are many arts organizations that welcome student groups and often provide free admission and tours, including the de Young Museum, the Oakland Museum of California, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Asian Art Museum, the Walt Disney Family Museum, the Cartoon Art Museum, the Asian Art Museum, the Berkeley Art Museum, the de Saisset Museum in Santa Clara, the San Jose Museum of Art, and many more.
The yearly Young At Art Festival is a living portfolio for the ongoing work of the San Francisco Unified School District's Arts Education Master Plan, showcasing work in the visual and performing arts by students K-12. During the week of Young At Art, numerous arts based professional development workshops designed specially for teachers, principals, and Arts Coordinators are presented on site and in direct connection with student work being showcased.
In San Francisco, you can’t trip and fall without landing on a talented artist. In fact, KQED’s headquarters are located across the street from a three-story building full of working artists in their studios. This is where we found contemporary painter Jeremy Sutton hard at work on a portrait of local musician, Danny Armstrong. We spent an afternoon in Jeremy’s studio watching him draw and paint, and discovering his art historical influences.
If you don’t already know Jeremy Sutton and his work, you’re sure to be charmed by his passion and dedication. This short, lively interview will inspire writing and painting projects in your classroom, as well as art history research projects. Find specific lesson plan ideas and additional resources in our related Educator Guide.
This video will be screened for thousands of Bay Area students after they tour the de Young Museum’s newest exhibition, Masters of Venice, which includes works by 16th century master artists, “Titian, Giorgione, Veronese, Tintoretto, Mantegna, and more.”
Museum educators will use the video to inspire students’ own drawing and painting practices, and help them recognize how centuries-old artworks continue to inspire the artists of today. For information about arranging a free tour of the exhibition for your class, visit the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco’s Web site.
To see more vibrant portraiture by Jeremy Sutton, visit his Web site. Jeremy is also an educator and offers painting classes in his studio.