The Sid Richardson Museum houses a studio classroom where tour groups, ages kindergarden through 12th grade, can experience hands-on activities aligned with docent-guided tours.
- Studio activities provide hands-on experiences that allow students a way to relate their personal response to the collection with their own artistic experience. Activities are designed to complement tour themes and school curriculum standards. All studio activities are designed to encourage higher level thinking skills, creative expression and practice with authentic artistic mediums and/or techniques.
- If you are interested in reserving a guided tour with a studio activity, please contact Andrea Hassenteuffel at andrea@SidRichardsonMuseum.org or call 817-332-6554. for more information about selecting a studio activity that best fits your group's needs. Activities are provided free of charge.
Below is a list of available tour themes and studio activities.
Tour Theme - Follow the challenges and adventures of those who travelled during the great Westward expansion. Tours may address the artist's role as illustrator of the West as well as transportation and communication in the Old West.
Studio Activity - How were people enticed to travel West?
What is a print and how was printmaking used for mass reproduction in the 1800's?
Printmaking - Students will create a relief print poster about the Old West.
Tour Theme - Follow the challenges and adventures of those who travelled during the great Westward Expansion. Tours may address the artist's role as illustrator of the West as well as transportation and communication in the Old West.
Studio Activity - What was it like to travel through the Old West by wagon or stagecoach?
Drawing - Students will create a narrative drawing using a wagon wheel for inspiration.
Art of Story
Tour Theme - The Museum houses a wealth of narrative imagery in its collection. This tour explores elements shared by narrative images and the stories they inspire. Tour may include discussion of character, setting, action and details and incorporate myth and storytelling.
Studio Activity - How are narrative paintings and stories similar?
How do artists show the setting of the story?
Painting - Students will consider the setting of a story or painting and create an acrylic landscape painting on canvas board.
The First Americans
Tour Theme - Consider the social order of the Native American, whose traditional way of life was vanishing by the late 19th century. Tours may explore legends, culture, symbols and/or the Plains American Indian's dependence upon the buffalo.
Studio Activity - What resources did Native Americans use to make clothing and accessories?
Weaving - Students will make a decorative wool weaving.
Studio Activity - What habitats and environments existed in the American West?
Printmaking - Students will create an acrylic landscape.