We offer art and social studies workshops to provide a hands-on learning experience aligned with Common Core and Kentucky Academic Standards in addition to our exhibit tours. Tours and workshops are tailored to the needs of your students based on grade level, or your request to emphasize what the students are learning or will be learning in the classroom. Transportation grants and art workshop scholarship fees for Paris and Bourbon County students are available on a first come-first serve basis.
We can schedule a presenter for your class at school or at the museum to teach students about conducting historical research with primary sources using examples from our collection. We will also explain how they might use the museum’s resources to conduct their own research for social studies projects. This presentation is best suited for grades 6-12. We will support individual students involved in research projects, including National History Day. Call us at 859-987-7274 for more information.
For more information about National History Day, click here.
Perspective in Art: Watercolor Poppy Field
Discuss symbols of remembrance, why we have symbols of remembrance, and how the poppy flower is a symbol of remembrance for WWI (this workshop best accompanies the exhibit, “The Great War: Kentucky & Beyond” on display Feb. 12-Oct. 1, 2017).
Learn how perspective is used in landscape art to create depth.
Observe how the elements of art & design are used in landscape examples.
Create their own watercolor poppy field.
Academic Standards: VA: Cr1.1, VA: Cr1.2, VA: Cr2.1, VA: Cr2.3, VA: Re.7.1, VA: Re.7.2, VA: Cn10.1, VA: Cn11.1
Cost: $1 per student*
Time: 45 minutes
*Scholarships available for students in Bourbon County thanks to the Paris Rotary Club
Compare examples of still life from several different art periods from the 16th century to the present and different cultures. Create your own still-life masterpiece using objects as a model and with your choice of media (pencils, colored pencil, crayons, watercolor, construction paper).
Using primary source documents & artifacts, students will make choices about what a pioneer family moving to Bourbon Co. will pack in their wagon. Make your own quill pen (to keep) and write a letter home with advice on what to bring with you (or not) to the frontier.
Grades 2-8 (we will customize according to the standards based on grade level)
Cost: $1 per student
Time: 1 hour.