The Grace Museum
Connect2Texas - Virtual Content Enrichment Programs
The Grace Museum is pleased to offer virtual learning programs to schools across the nation and throughout the world!
Virtual learning at The Grace Museum involves launching a real-time, interactive experience for teachers and students of all ages. The programs are TEKS-aligned, and are based on national teaching standards as well.
To see our scheduled programs and register go to Connect2Texas and select The Grace Museum in the program filter.
If you would like to request a program on a specific date and time email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bently and Egg
Listen, Discuss and Create!
Bently & Egg by William Joyce. Bently Hopperton is a young frog with an artistic temperament. When his friend Kack Kack asks him to watch her egg disaster happens- Bently Hopperton to the rescue. The book will be read together during the class, talk about egg decorating, do a little problem solving, and create stick puppets.
Have in interactive reading experience with Creepy Carrots, the Caldecott Honored book, by Aaron Reynolds and illustrated by Peter Brown. Students will have the book read to them then will be challenges to figure out shadows, shapes, and words in an booklet that will be mailed to your school. Finally students will practice in a drawing exercise. The class is fun, interactive and not too creepy. The Book is about a young rabbit that sees carrots in every shadow. It is a clever and fun book. Each student, up to 30, will get a booklet and crayon.
Draw like Picasso
Your students will take a quick trip through the life of the artist Picasso. Learn about his styles of art, what influenced him, and how he influenced other artists. Then it is time to create! Each student will learn to draw a portrait in Picasso’s cubist style. During the connection the students will follow step-by-step instructions to complete their work of art. There will need to have a teacher willing to listen and help keep the students on track. Each student will need a 9x12 sheet of white paper, crayons, a pencil, and a black marker.
From the Storybook Capital of America- Otis by Loren Long
Start with an interactive book reading of Otis by Loren Long, then work together to complete a booklet of questions and games about the story, and a discuss the author and illustrator as a group. Discussion will include how he overcame being told he would never be an artists because of being color blind. We will also discuss why Abilene is the Storybook Capital of America and how we celebrate children's illustrators.
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