Bowdoin College Museum of Art 2nd Grade Fall Field TripSecond graders went on a visual literacy tour of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Brunswick led by literacy strategist Ms. Agell and myself, Mrs. Higgison the art teacher.
This field trip has become an annual event and is foundational in the visual arts curriculum, serving to expose our children to experiencing art works in a world class museum that is super close to home. Given that the BCMA is a smaller venue than the Portland Museum of Art ( where we will go this spring), it allows students to experience the work in a more relaxed atmosphere.
The over arching goal of the trip is to encourage students to experience art by using their senses, as well as participating in an activity that encourages students to voice and share their opinions on various works of art. We also were able to equip students with mini-museum sketch books so each tour ended with some free sketching time.
Ms. Agell and I were super proud of our second graders who practiced their museum walk and museum manners with a level of excitement and joy that truly made for some memorable moments.
Below is a slide show of some of the moments captured. If you see this post and want to visit the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, know it is free and open to the public Tuesday- Sunday and they encourage families to come and learn and share together.