Go van Gogh Programs

One-Hour Programs

The following programs are offered at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Requests for one to two classrooms may be scheduled on Tuesday and Wednesday; requests for three to eight classrooms may be scheduled Tuesday through Thursday.

These programs last one hour; please make sure class changes and lunch schedules will not conflict with your one-hour program.

African Masks Recommended for 1st-6th grade
Explore a variety of masks made in Africa and discover how and why they are used today.

Arts of Mexico Recommended for 1st–6th grade
Take a trip south of the border and explore the arts of ancient and modern Mexico. 

Searching for Faces Recommended for 2nd grade 
Look for clues—including faces, clothing, and gestures—that tell us about figures in works of art.

Stories in Art Recommended for 3rd grade 
Discover and create stories by looking closely at people, places, and other details in works of art that tell its story.

Art of the Lone Star State Recommended for 4th grade 
Look closely at images of Texas—from the countryside to the big city—that reveal our state and local history.

Words Are Art  Recommended for 3rd-6th grade
Explore artworks through short writing exercises, and then use words to create a work of art.

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90-Minute Programs

Amp up your Go van Gogh® experience with one of our ninety-minute programs. Embark on a creative adventure and play the role of problem solver, inventor, and storyteller as you experiment with a variety of fun materials. Discover how artists take on these very same roles as part of their creative process.

Each program includes specially designed pre-visit and post-visit activities, as well as opportunities for creative writing, drawing, and imaginative constructions. Materials and instructions for pre-visit activities will be delivered to teachers at their school address. Pre-visit activities must occur during the week preceding the scheduled program.

The following programs are offered between 9:00 a.m. and noon. Requests for one to two classrooms may be scheduled on Tuesday and Wednesday; requests for three classrooms may be scheduled Tuesday through Thursday. Programs last ninety minutes; please make sure class changes and lunch schedules will not conflict with your 90-minute program.

Creative Connections: Ordinary → Extraordinary Recommended for 1st–6th grade 
Describe, sketch, and experiment with everyday objects to investigate their diverse characteristics. Then, construct something extraordinary out of these ordinary materials.

Creative Connections: Storytelling Recommended for 3rd–6th grade
Create a visual story with multiple meanings by combining a personal photo, a sketch, text, and objects collected by the students.
“I highly recommend this program. It touched upon all TAKS objectives in an exciting, fun, interesting, and informative way. Great activities led to great writing. Lots of connections were made across the curriculum. Thank you so much!”
—Teacher from Withers Elementary 

Special Education Program

The following program is one-hour long and is offered to mixed-age special education classes on selected Friday afternoons. Programs may begin at 1:30 p.m. or 2:00 p.m. Only one program may be scheduled each Friday. 

Color My World  Recommended for 1st-6th grade 
Explore color through a variety of media. Then, create a colorful painting inspired by the color wheel. 

To request a Color My World program, e-mail Amy Copeland at acopeland@DMA.org