Animate! 

September 2021 – January 2022  

Contemporary art is animated by vibrant ideas, performative gestures, and interactive experiences. In this program, students will actively respond and make meaning through imaginative storytelling and creative expression—exploring the ways in which art can come alive. Inspired by elements of narrative art found in comics and graphic novels, students will animate contemporary art through drawing and writing activities that consider character creation, setting, icons and symbols, and use of line and shape. Students will put into play critical thinking skills as they analyze visual communication and demonstrate empathy by exploring the human dimensions of art. 

Length: 90 minutes  

Best for grades 4–12  

This program can accommodate up to 30 students and is offered at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  

This program addresses the following Arizona Visual Arts Standards for grades 4–12:  

  • Creating Anchor Standard #1—Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work  

Combine concepts to generate innovative ideas and create an imaginative artwork.  

  • Responding Anchor Standard #7—Perceive and analyze artistic work  

Analyze components in imagery that convey messages and analyze ways that visual characteristics and cultural associations influence ideas, emotions, and actions.  

This program also applies the following English Language Arts writing standards:  

  • Grades 4–5: Write narratives that include a clear sequence of events, descriptive details, dialogue, and words that indicate a change in time.  
  • Grades 6–12: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well‐structured event sequences.  

Additionally, the following social emotional learning competencies will also be engaged:  

  • Self-awareness, or the ability to identify and understand emotions, personal identity, and values.  
  • Social awareness, or the ability to value the perspectives of those with similar and different backgrounds or cultures and to empathize and feel compassion.  

Please contact CharlotteQ@ScottsdaleArts.org for further information or to make a booking. 

Power of Portraiture  

March 2022 – May 2022  

Historically, portraits depicted economic and political power and prestige. Portraiture represented an ideal image of individual or national identity, rather than the complicated and fluid aspects of ourselves. Contemporary artists experiment with a variety of techniques and depict not only the image we want to portray to the world, but also the emotional range and vulnerability of our interior selves. By analyzing portraits and through drawing and movement activities, students will consider the creative possibilities and power in how we perceive and represent ourselves.  

Length: 90 minutes  

Best for grades 4–12  

This program can accommodate up to 50 students and is offered at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 

This program addresses the following Arizona Visual Arts Standards for grades 4–12:  

  • Creating Anchor Standard #1—Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work  

Create artwork that has purpose to the maker and investigates personally relevant content.  

  • Responding Anchor Standard #7—Perceive and analyze artistic work  

Analyze components in imagery that convey messages and analyze ways that visual characteristics and cultural associations influence ideas, emotions, and actions.  

  • Responding Anchor Standard #8 – Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work  

Interpret art by analyzing elements and principles in modern art, visual characteristics of diverse cultures, contextual information, subject matter, and use of media to identify ideas and mood conveyed.  

This program also applies the following History and Social Science Standard for grades 4–12:  

  • History Anchor Standard #4—Patterns of social and political interactions have shaped people, places, and events throughout history and continue to shape the modern world  

Additionally, the following social emotional learning competencies will also be engaged:  

  • Self-awareness, or the ability to identify and understand emotions, personal identity, and values.  
  • Social awareness, or the ability to value the perspectives of those with similar and different backgrounds or cultures and to empathize and feel compassion. 

Please contact CharlotteQ@ScottsdaleArts.org for further information or to make a booking. 

Alt+Shift: A SMoCA Virtual School Program  

September 2021 – May 2022 

Use your imagination and creative spark to shift your perspective while exploring contemporary art. Rewind to the past or fast–forward to the future. Peer through a magnifying glass or gaze through a telescope. Examine an object, landscape, or system. Look through another person’s eyes. By imagining difference and considering alternative perspectives, students will put into play skills of critical thinking, adaptability, and empathy-building as they dynamically connect with and respond to contemporary art. Take an imaginative leap and join our learning and engagement specialists on this interactive virtual field trip to Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA).  

Length: Between 40 minutes to 1 hour (flexible)  

Best for grades 5–12  

This virtual school program can accommodate up to 50 students. Flexible scheduling is available Monday through Wednesday. This program can be delivered on a variety of platforms, including Zoom and Google Meet.  

This program addresses the following Arizona Visual Arts Standards for grades 5–12:  

  • Responding Anchor Standard #7—Identify and analyze visual characteristics and cultural associations that influence ideas, emotions, actions, and worldviews.  
  • Responding Anchor Standard #8—Interpret Intent and Meaning in Artistic Work  

Interpret art by analyzing elements and principles of modern art, visual characteristics of diverse cultures, use of media, contextual information, and/or social issues in contemporary art.  

  • Responding Anchor Standard #9—Apply Criteria to Evaluate Artistic Work  

Develop and apply relevant historical and cultural criteria to evaluate a work of art, exploring how these criteria differ from personal preference.  

This program also applies the following core disciplinary skill in history and social science:  

  • Identify, compare, and evaluate multiple perspectives to draw conclusions 

Additionally, the following social emotional learning competencies will also be engaged:  

  • Self-awareness, or the ability to identify and understand emotions, personal identity, and values. 
  • Social awareness, or the ability to value the perspectives of those with similar and different backgrounds or cultures and to empathize and feel compassion.  

Please contact CharlotteQ@ScottsdaleArts.org for further information or to make a booking. 

 

For general field trip inquiries please email: Learning@ScottsdaleArts.org