School Outreach in Dallas

Go van Gogh® brings the Dallas Museum of Art to Kindergarten through 6th grade students in schools throughout North Texas free of charge. Trained volunteers lead experiences that encourage students to look closely at works of art, ask and answer questions, and make personal connections. All programs include hands-on activities that provide opportunities for individual creative expression.

Teachers may request one-hour or 90-minute programs led by trained volunteers. Each participating student receives information about the Dallas Museum of Art's educational programming for the student’s family.

Following are quick facts about Go van Gogh School Outreach in Dallas. 

  • Available to public and private schools within Dallas city limits.
  • Scheduled on a first-come, first served basis. Scheduling for the 2014-2015 school year begins August 18, 2014.
  • Available Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings, September 23, 2014-May 21, 2015.
  • Offered to a minimum of fifteen students per classroom, maximum of thirty students per classroom.
  • Requires teachers to be present during the presentation.
  • Only one program topic may be scheduled on a single day. Classes with more than one grade are encouraged to pick the program for the younger grade.

Go van Gogh program topics are listed below. Visit Schedule Go van Gogh to learn more about bringing our programs to your classroom!

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.

Arts of Africa 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.

Into the Wild Recommended for Kindergarden-1st grade
Explore wild animals in artworks and through the story Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown.

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90-Minute Program

Amp up your Go van Gogh® experience with our 90-minute program. 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.

Our 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 program is 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.
“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 Tuesday through Thursday mornings in March and April. Programs may begin at 9:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. 

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.