April 26, 2010
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Our classroom has a wonderful opportunity to participate in the smART Explorers program at the smART museum in Hyde Park. The smART program is described on their website (http://smartmuseum.uchicago.edu/education/explorers.shtml) :
smART Explorers is a multi-visit tour program. Through weekly classroom discussions and museum visits, art-making activities, writing, sketching, and gallery talks, students explore art and build their critical thinking capacities and communication skills. The program culminates with a final event during which students discuss their selected artwork in the Museum’s galleries with an audience of classmates and family members.
In order to participate in this exciting opportunity, I will need two parent volunteers for each visit. Please look at the dates listed below, and consider becoming one of the parent/guardian volunteers for this exciting experience. Just leave me a comment here or write me a note telling me what date you are available and return with your student. I will confirm your participation after I receive notice.
I can chaperone! Here are my available day(s):
Thursday, May 6 (visit 1 Smart Museum) 1:15-2:45 p.m.
Thursday, May 13 (visit 2 Smart Museum) 1:15-2:45 p.m.
Hyde Park Art Center studio visit MAY 18, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Thursday, May 20 (visit 3 Smart Museum) 1:15-2:45 p.m.
Thursday, May 27 (visit 4 Smart Museum) 1:15-2:45 p.m.