"Introduce Children to Art and Museums"
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Enthusiastic volunteers are needed to introduce school children to art and museums. We will train you to give guided tours at the Brooklyn Museum of Art and Metropolitan Museum of Art, and to go into the classroom to prepare the students for their visit. Tours take place Monday through Friday, during the school year, between the hours of 10am and 1pm. ArtWorks volunteers are in 20 schools throughout the five boroughs and our classroom teachers love us!
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About ArtWorks NYC
Park Avenue, NEW YORK, NY 10028, US
ArtWorks NYC is a non-profit educational organization whose mission is to provide NYC public school children with a guided introduction to the fine arts. Students learn to discuss, compare and interpret works of art through a series of classroom work-shops that culminate in a museum visit. Our inquiry based approach encourages children to develop their own voice in responding to art, thereby strengthening critical thinking and problem solving skills.
For over 35 years ArtWorks has been opening the minds of young inquisitive children to the world of art and the world at large. Our trained volunteer instructors visit public school classrooms and lead interactive workshops on architecture, sculpture, painting and decorative arts. Students discuss, compare and interpret works of art. They discover that ideas can be communicated with shapes, colors and symbols. They practice slowing down-observing carefully-thinking deeply and using visual evidence to support their interpretations. The curriculum culminates in a guided visit to either the Brooklyn Museum of Art or the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This trip is the highlight of the program as the children eagerly apply their new visual literacy skills while exploring some of the world's greatest art collections.
Brooklyn Museum of ArtMetropolitan Museum of ArtNew York, NY 10028
- People Skills
- Public Speaking
- Relationship Building
- Verbal / Written Communication
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- A 3 hour committment, 2 times a month