Pre-K – 12 Groups
Students who engage in the arts learn how to observe, focus, reflect, envision, and express, as well as how to collaborate and work through challenges. The arts can provide intriguing and accessible points of entry into both the familiar and new, often sparking learning in other subject areas.
Through school programs that include guided tours, hands-on art making experiences, and professional development workshops, GFS encourages creative and innovative thinking in our local communities and across the state.
When visiting GFS, Pre-K – 12 groups may choose to self-guide or to explore the grounds through a one-hour guided tour. Groups with advance reservations can visit GFS for a modest fee of $5 per student. Please note this fee will increase to $8 per student beginning in January 2020.
Pre-K – 12 groups are limited to 50 students per school per day. Due to the large number of tour requests we receive, scheduling a visit at least six weeks in advance is highly recommended. All requests are subject to availability.
To learn more or complete our Group Visit Request Form, please click here.
Enhance your group’s exploration by creating artworks in a studio environment, developing problem solving skills and personal expression. Grounds For Sculpture offers a variety of workshops perfect for school, camp, and scout groups. These hands-on experiences are designed to engage young artists’ senses and encourage experimentation.
Programs can accommodate groups of 10 participants minimum and must be booked at least 14 days in advance. Grounds For Sculpture admission is waived the day of your workshop.
GFS helps Pre-K – 12 teachers inspire their students to both appreciate and create art through a variety of professional education opportunities. Professional Development programs provide educators with rich, hands-on experiences to learn how to connect GFS’s collection with classroom learning. All workshops include hands-on artmaking, pre- and post-visit suggestions for the classroom, lesson plans and resources that connect to Core Content Standards, opportunities for educators to collaborate and reflect with their peers, and Professional Development credit hours and certificates.
College and University Groups
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