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  • The student tours and programs at the High Museum of Art are designed to reach students from preschool through college. With a wide range of thematic offerings, our school tours will enrich, extend, and support your classroom learning.

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    PreView (Ages 3-5)

    In this combined tour and workshop, budding preschool artists will discover creativity and imagination. A teaching artist will guide children in an exploration of color, line, and shape through games, stories, and an art-making activity.

    Cost: $75/class
    Capacity: 24 students
    Teaching artist-led tour and workshop lasts approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. Available Tuesday-Friday.



    Take a Walk on the Wild Side: Animals in Art (Grades K-5)

    Using animals as an entry point to exploring art, students will learn how artists have used different materials to depict animals across cultures and times periods. Students will take a safari through the permanent collection as they find, discuss, and make inferences about different types of animals and their various characteristics and habitats. This walk on the wild side will also include a hands-on workshop where students will be inspired to construct their own creative creatures.

    Cost: $9/student
    Capacity: 120 students
    Docent-guided tour and hands-on workshop lasts approximately 2 hours. Available Tuesday-Friday.



    First Look (Grades K-5)

    The fundamental elements of art – line, color, shape, and texture – are the focus of this introductory tour. By exploring the High's permanent collection, students will learn to look closely and make observations. Guided by a teaching artist, students will also experiment with various media and techniques to create their own works of art.

    Cost: $9/student
    Capacity: 120 students
    Docent-guided tour and hands-on workshop lasts approximately 2 hours. Available Tuesday-Friday.

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    I See Literacy (Grades 3-5)

    The docent-guided I See Literacy tour offers an innovative cross-disciplinary approach to constructing meaning through the spectrum of literacy: reading, writing, listening, speaking, and viewing. On this tour, students will practice visual literacy by viewing a work of art and using inference to identify character, setting, dialogue, and sequence.

    Cost: $7/student
    Capacity: 120 students
    Docent-guided tour lasts approximately one hour. Available Tuesday-Friday.

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    Support for I See Literacy tours is provided by Publix Super Markets Charities.



    New! Character Study (Grades 3-5)

    Following their I See Literacy tour, students will have the opportunity to extend their reading of a work of art with a hands-on activity where they will design, write, and illustrate a page from a graphic novel based on characters found in the works of art.

    Cost: Additional $2/student
    Capacity: 120 students
    Docent-led activity lasts approximately 30 minutes and must be booked in conjunction with an I See Literacy tour.



    I See History (Grades 3-5)

    Guided by the essential question "What can we learn about people from what they made, owned, and used?," students will explore American history by examining works of art as primary sources that reveal information about the times in which they were created.

    Cost: $7/student
    Capacity: 120 students
    Docent-guided tour lasts approximately one hour. Available Tuesday-Friday.


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    Dikenga: Discover African Art (Grades K–7)

    In this combined tour, works from West African traditions will guide students through the African art gallery following the circular path of the dikenga, the Kongo cosmogram that charts birth, adulthood, elders, and ancestors along the universal pathways of life.

    Cost: $7/student
    Capacity: 36 students
    Docent-guided tour lasts approximately 1 hour. Available Tuesday-Friday.

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    Celebrate Black History (Grades K–12)

    Celebrate black history throughout the school year, not just in February. On this tour, students will examine works of art by African and African American artists as well as depictions of African American life. Students will consider the role of art as social commentary, examine the influence of African art and culture, and learn about regional and national African American history.

    Cost: $7/student
    Capacity: 120 students
    Docent-guided tour lasts approximately 1 hour. Available Tuesday-Friday.

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    HIGHlights (Grades K–12)

    HIGHlights tours offer students an overview of the High's collection by comparing and contrasting works of art. Students will use inquiry, critical thinking, discussion, and close observations to explore the making and meaning of art from different cultures and time periods. High school groups may request special tours that focus on architecture, female artists, American history, or narrative art.

    Cost: $7/student
    Capacity: 120 students
    Docent-guided tour lasts approximately 1 hour. Available Tuesday-Sunday.

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    Top Image: Photo by Gibbs Frazuer