The Power of Field Trips

BusField trips are a great way to enrich a child’s education outside the classroom. Recently, a group of education researchers conducted the first large-scale randomized-control study designed to measure what students learn from school tours of an art museum. They discovered that students who visit art museums possess more knowledge about art, have stronger critical-thinking skills, exhibit increased historical empathy, display higher levels of tolerance, and have a greater taste for art and culture. The benefits are quite notable!IMG_1831

Every week, the Sid Richardson Museum hosts hundreds of students from FWISD and outlying school districts. Docents guide the children through the galleries as they learn about the artists’ ideas, lives, and paintings. Our museum is unique in that we have a dedicated studio classroom space where students can make art that relates to the collection. Studio activities are an enjoyable way for students to create personal connections with the artwork in the museum, encourage higher level thinking skills and practice creative expression with authentic mediums and techniques.Landscape painting demo 2Girls paintBoys paintTo learn more about the museum research study and the educational value of field trips, click here.

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