In Sky Color, Marisol volunteers to paint the sky for the class mural, but she is missing a key color that she needs. During her ride home on the school bus, Marisol finds inspiration that helps her consider all the colors the sky can be.
Ages 4 to 6
Art Tales is an engaging three-step exploration of works of art. Using the children's book Sky Color, by Peter H. Reynolds, students are introduced to different themes in a familiar way, followed by an opportunity to connect these themes with art they observe in the galleries. The program culminates in a hands-on art experience linking the works of art and themes discussed.
Looking and Learning Skills
During the Art Tales: Sky Color tour, students will use their imaginations to explore works of art and discover how some artists depict the natural world. On this tour, students:
- become familiar with a museum setting;
- observe, describe, compare, and contrast works of art; and
- create a landscape.
Examples of Works Featured on Tour
- Example works featured on the Sky Color school tour http://media.nga.gov/public/objects/1/2/6/1/4/5/126145-primary-0-740x560.jpg
- Example works featured on the Sky Color school tour http://media.nga.gov/public/objects/6/5/8/9/8/65898-primary-0-740x560.jpg
- Example works featured on the Sky Color school tour http://media.nga.gov/public/objects/1/0/9/7/3/2/109732-primary-0-740x560.jpg
- Example works featured on the Sky Color school tour http://media.nga.gov/public/objects/8/2/6/4/8/82648-primary-0-740x560.jpg
Group Size: Up to 45 students
Length: 60 minutes
Meeting Location: West Building Rotunda
Schedule a Tour
Tours must be scheduled at least four weeks in advance.
Groups must contain at least 10 students.
Once your tour has been scheduled, you will receive a confirmation letter via mail in 10 business days (14 days for foreign-language tours).
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