School & Educator Resources
SCHOOL GROUP TOURS
The Currier is proud to offer a variety themes and activities for visiting school groups.
The Currier Museum of Art is pleased to offer a limited number of transportation scholarships for K-12 public school groups in New Hampshire for the 2014-15 academic year. Download the application here.
This program is supported by the Bank of New Hampshire.
PREPARING STUDENTS FOR THEIR MUSEUM VISIT
Introduce your students to the museum before their visit! Model a conversation about works of art and review museum rules.
Download a Pre-visit Powerpoint presentation!
RESOURCES FOR EDUCATORS: M.C. Escher: Reality and Illusion
We've compiled a great list of online resources for you and your students including a YouTube playlist of Escher-inspired videos, educator guides, and more: http://www.currier.org/mc-escher-online-resources/
For a one-hour documentary on M.C. Escher click here.
IN-SCHOOL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR TEACHERS
Are you interested in introducing your teaching staff or colleagues to the teaching method Visual Thinking Strategies? Currier staff can come to your school and lead an hour-long introduction on the method (for $100 plus mileage) or an extended workshop that allows teachers to practice VTS together (an additional $100 per hour). If you're interested in scheduling a presentation or workshop email firstname.lastname@example.org
Stay up to date with exhibitions, tours, and professional development opportunities at the Currier by signing up for our quarterly e-newsletter! Email email@example.com to sign up!
The Online Curriculum for Educators was developed with teachers, for teachers! The curriculum focuses on visual literacy, critical thinking, and cross-curricular connections based on the four themes of Portraiture, Landscape, New Hampshire Artists and New Hampshire Artists’ Colonies.
Linked to both New Hampshire and national educational standards, the curriculum is designed to provide teachers with background information, vocabulary, concepts and classroom activity suggestions as well as a structure upon which to build lessons about various New Hampshire artists, artistic movements and themes. Teachers of all subjects will find creative ways to incorporate the Currier Museum of Art’s collection in the classroom, and the content is designed to shape a complete unit for students.
Purchase a museum membership, (for as little as $45 per year), and as an educator you will receive additional educator benefits. Educator members receive an invitation to the annual Evening for Educators and discounts on selected educational offerings. Please call the Membership Department at 603.669.6144 x 194 or x 152 to join.
CURRIER MUSEUM ART CENTER
The Currier Museum Art Center offers a variety of studio classes, workshops, and other opportunities. Professional development hours are granted to teachers who register for these classes. Please see the Art Center brochure for a complete list of upcoming programs.
ART REFERENCE LIBRARY
The Art Reference Library is a non-circulating collection of 15,000 volumes. The collection contains books, periodicals, auction catalogs, and vertical files on art and art history topics in support of the permanent collection and museum programs. Please contact the librarian to schedule an appointment.
The Currier offers a variety of resources and programs that can enrich homeschool learning. All theme-based school programs can be scheduled for groups of homeschool students and tailored to their specific needs. Family programs, Art Center programs, and the Online Curriculum are also available for individual students. Homeschool educators also attend teacher workshops, and specialized workshops can be designed to meet the specific needs of your homeschool community. Please call 603.669.6144 x119 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or for more information.