These unique tours lead K-12 students through current FWM exhibitions and professional studios. Tours are open to all age groups and last approximately 45 minutes. Educators can also arrange multiple visits for their classes, enabling teachers to better incorporate their interactions with FWM into their curricula. Tours must be booked at least two weeks in advance, and groups may request a specific type of tour. Title l qualified schools are invited to inquire about Bus Grants and free admissions. A limited number of grants are available to assist schools on a first come first served basis. Admission charge $3.00 per person. firstname.lastname@example.org
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1. Make a Fundred! (All ages)
Come visit the Philadelphia Fundred Mint at FWM's annex gallery, The New Temporary Contemporary, where you can be a "Minter of the Moment" and create your own hand drawn Fundred that will be displayed in the gallery for all to see! All Fundreds will be collected by the Sous Terre armored truck that will deliver them to Washington, D.C. for an even exchange of 3 million Fundreds for 300 million dollars, to help end lead poisoning in cities across the country.
2. What's Happening Now! (K-12)
Students will see FWM's current exhibitions and find out how artists have worked with the FWM staff to create unique works for the museum's permanent collection and beyond. Museum educators will lead students on a tour of both galleries and the studio, and give them an opportunity to learn about how an artist's ideas develop and change in the process of creation and experimentation with new materials.
3. New Contemporaries: FWM's Permanent Collection and Current Exhibitions (K-12)
Touring FWM's collection of prints, paintings, sculptures, and installations, students will see how international artists are exploring new media by making projects with the help of master printmakers and artisans at FWM. This tour also includes sketching activities and a journal project.
4. In the Education Studio: Make Your Mark! (K-12)
Students will learn to hand screen-print on fabric in just a few easy steps. They will use our "printing station" to decorate a T-shirt or to make a fun swatch. They will experiment with color printing to make their own original designs. Teachers and students should provide their own T-shirts for this workshop; additional fees may apply.
5. Hands On: Screen-printing and Beyond (K-12)
Students will tour the galleries and learn art techniques such as the basics of hand screen-printing. Each workshop has a different theme so that students can take inspiration from the art on view to create a project right in our studio. All workshops will focus on various printmaking and textile processes that have been used at FWM to create original works in the Museum's collection. Additional fees may apply.
6. Conversations on Contemporary Art (High School)
High School students will have a chance to see construction and development of works by resident artists. The tour includes behind-the-scenes views of the studio, and an opportunity to talk with FWM's Project Coordinators, who collaborate with artists invited to create an original work for exhibit at FWM. Students will also visit the Museum archives, and learn how to conduct research on a particular artist. Additionally, students will gain information about various careers in the arts.
7. Current Exhibitions Inside and Out (Adult)
College and Post-graduate students and other adult groups will tour FWM's current exhibitions and see unique works created by artists-in-residence in collaboration with the Museum's staff. Groups can tour both galleries and the studio, and have an opportunity to see how an artist's ideas are transformed in the process of creation and experimentation with new media.