Docent-led Tour Schedule and Docent Registration Forms

Please see the list of docent-led tour opportunities below. To sign up to lead a tour, please click of the blue button-Sign-up Today! and complete the form. Misty will confirm your tour information within 2 business days.

If the tour no longer has a Sign-up Today! button, but rather reads in red BOOKED-Thank you!, a docent or docents have already signed up for the tour.


October

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Thursday, October 24, 5:30 to 6:30 pm

Whistler Opening

Share your Whistler knowledge (training October 17th) with the guests attending the opening of An American in Venice | James McNeill Whistler and His Legacy. This is not a formal presentation, you will be wearing your docent name tag and an “ask me” button and will be available to answer questions and discuss the artwork with the guests.

Janet Debray

Karen Baker

(We would like two minimum, but everyone is welcome! No maximum number on this event.)


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BOOKED-Thank you!

Wednesday, October 30, 9:00 am

Columbus Museum of Art: Art Escapes

Here is an overview of the tour…Martha West will be bringing a group of 40-50 adults for a tour of the An American in Venice exhibition. They would like a 45 minute guided tour beginning at 9:45 am. They plan to arrive between 9 and 9:30 to give themselves a chance to use the restroom and get settled before the tour at 9:45 am. They would like some time to look around on their own and shop between 10:30 and 11 am, so tour needs to be kept to 45 min. They are specifically interested in the Whistler show but would like other museum highlights as time allows.

What docents will be doing and how to prepare…

  • For 45 minutes you will be:

    • Leading 10-15 guests on a general museum tour

    • Providing general information about the museum (Introduction)

      • Tell them what they will see on the tour.

      • An American in Venice and Museum highlights of your choice.

      • Leaving them time to look on their own and shop between 10:30 and 11 am.

Barbara Hill

Alta Sims

Janet Debray

Bonnie Sulens


November

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Friday, November 1, 10 am-12 pm

Zane Grey Intermediate School: Exploring Ohio’s History through Art field trip, GEOGRAPHY

Here is an overview of the event… 100 4th-grade students will be coming to the ZMA for their geography field trip. There will be three activities with two locations each. A docent will be at each station to lead the discussion or activity.

Activity One: Looking Activity with a Zanesville Museum of Art Staff Member

  • A staff member from the Zanesville Museum of Art guides students in a discussion about Ohio Landscape by Unknown Artist, in the Arts of Ohio Galleries or Memory Paintings by Paul Patton in the Contemporary Ohio Gallery.

  • What is going on in this piece? What makes you say that?

  • How have humans modified the environment in this image?

  • Are these changes positive or negative? What makes you say that?

  • What does this piece tell us about Ohio’s geography before it was settled?

  • What natural resources do you see in this image?

Activity Two: Geography Scavenger Hunt

  • Students will explore either the Shirley Gorsuch Gallery or the Dr. & Mrs. Juan Lacerda Gallery with a ZMA staff member to fill in the Geography Scavenger Hunt on page 15 of the Exploring Ohio’s History through Art Student Activity Guide. Students will be identifying landforms, natural resources and human modifications to the environment in the artworks on display.

Activity Three: Describe the Environment

  • Students will choose their favorite work in either the Linn Auditorium or the Arts of Ohio (right) Gallery and write a descriptive paragraph about the environment of the piece on page 16 in their Exploring Ohio’s History through Art Student Activity Guide.

  • Prompts include but are not limited to:

  • How would you describe the environment in this piece?

  • What natural resources are in the work? Are they renewable or nonrenewable?

  • Do you see any human modifications to the environment? Are they positive or negative? Why?

Activity 1 (Paul Patton): Bonnie Sulens

Activity 1 (Ohio Landscape): ___Docent_____

Activity 2 (Gorsuch): Michael Sims

Activity 2 (Lacerda Hallway Gallery): ___Docent_____

Activity 3 (Linn Auditorium): Janet Debray

Activity 3( Arts of Ohio): Alta Sims


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Friday, November 8, 10 am-12 pm

National Road Elementary School: Exploring Ohio’s History through Art field trip, GEOGRAPHY

** This is a smaller group so we don’t need as many docents. This is a great opportunity to shadow. You don’t need to sign up to shadow, just let us know you will be here.

Here is an overview of the event… 40 4th-grade students will be coming to the ZMA for their geography field trip. There will be three activities with one location each due to the smaller amount of students at this school. A docent will be at each station to lead the discussion or activity.

Activity One: Looking Activity with a Zanesville Museum of Art Staff Member

  • A staff member from the Zanesville Museum of Art guides students in a discussion about Ohio Landscape by Unknown Artist, in the Arts of Ohio Galleries.

  • What is going on in this piece? What makes you say that?

  • How have humans modified the environment in this image?

  • Are these changes positive or negative? What makes you say that?

  • What does this piece tell us about Ohio’s geography before it was settled?

  • What natural resources do you see in this image?

Activity Two: Geography Scavenger Hunt

  • Students will explore either the Shirley Gorsuch Gallery or the Dr. & Mrs. Juan Lacerda Gallery with a ZMA staff member to fill in the Geography Scavenger Hunt on page 15 of the Exploring Ohio’s History through Art Student Activity Guide. Students will be identifying landforms, natural resources and human modifications to the environment in the artworks on display.

Activity Three: Describe the Environment

  • Students will choose their favorite work in the Linn Auditorium and write a descriptive paragraph about the environment of the piece on page 16 in their Exploring Ohio’s History through Art Student Activity Guide.

  • Prompts include but are not limited to:

  • How would you describe the environment in this piece?

  • What natural resources are in the work? Are they renewable or nonrenewable?

  • Do you see any human modifications to the environment? Are they positive or negative? Why?

Activity 1 (Ohio Landscape): ___Docent_____

Activity 2 (Lacerda Hallway Gallery): Janet Debray

Activity 3 (Linn Auditorium): ___Docent_____


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BOOKED-Thank you!

Saturday, November 16, 6-8 pm

Reel Meal: James McNeill Whistler: The Case for Beauty

Here is an overview of the event… Marcia Hartman and the Reel Meal group will be here to view James McNeill Whistler: The Case for Beauty. We would like a few docents to attend and discuss the An American in Venice | James McNeill Whistler and His Legacy exhibition with the group after the film.

What docents will be doing and how to prepare…

  • For the first hour of the event you will simply enjoy the film with the rest of the group.

  • After the film you will be:

    • Sharing your knowledge from the Whistler docent training with the group.

    • Discussing the film in relation to the exhibition with the group.

      • This is not a formal presentation. After the film, I will invite everyone to view the exhibition and introduce you as ZMA docents who can help answer questions about what we have on display.

Bonnie Sulens

Karen Baker


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Wednesday, November 20, 10:00 am

Mid-East Children’s Learning Center

Here is an overview of the event… Donna Covic will be bringing a group of 45 preschool children plus adult chaperones for a guided tour. They would like a general tour of the ZMA, but are also interested in Animals in Art and the Arts of Ohio Galleries. They will also be participating in an art activity.

What docents will be doing and how to prepare…

  • For 45 minutes you will be:

    • Leading 10-15 guests on a general museum tour

    • Providing general information about the museum (Introduction)

      • Tell them what they will see on the tour.

      • Animals, Arts of Ohio Galleries and Museum highlights of your choice.

Bonnie Sulens

_____Docent Needed________

_____Docent Needed________

_____Docent Needed________


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Saturday, November 23, 1-4 pm

Girl Scout Day at the ZMA

Here is an overview of the event… The Girl Scouts will be here from 1-4 pm to earn their Junior Jeweler Badge. Part of the badge requirement is to view and learn about a display of jewelry. Girls will be rotating through three stations of jewelry making activities and one tour station, so there will be four total tours throughout the event. Use the form to select the time/times best for you. Last year we had around 50 participants. I will pass along registration updates as I get them from the Girl Scouts.

What docents will be doing and how to prepare…

  • You will be facilitating a 30 minute discussion on the jewelry in the Diverse Cultures Gallery.

  • Information on how to facilitate the jewelry discussion and information on the jewelry in the Diverse Cultures Gallery can be found in the training Power Point that Laine put together for last year’s Girl Scout jewelry event.

    • Use the information in the Power Point to prepare. Please ask Misty if you have any questions.

1:15 pm Karen Baker

1:50 pm Barbara Hill

2:25 pm_____Docent Needed________

3:00 pm_____Docent Needed________

December

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Friday, December 6, 10 am-12 pm

National Road Elementary: Exploring Ohio’s History through Art field trip, HISTORY

** This is a smaller group so we don’t need as many docents. This is a great opportunity to shadow. You don’t need to sign up to shadow, just let us know you will be here.

Here is an overview of the event… 40 4th-grade students will be coming to the ZMA for their history field trip. There will be three activities with two locations each. A docent will be at each station to lead the discussion or activity.

Activity One: Timeline Tour in the Arts of Ohio Galleries

  • A ZMA staff member takes students on a guided tour through the Arts of Ohio Galleries in chronological order. Students will look for clues to discover when pieces were made, what time periods they depict, and identify major events in Ohio history.

Activity Two: Time Travel Historical Narrative

  • A ZMA staff member takes students into the Gorsuch Gallery. Students will be directed to find an image from the past and will describe what it would be like to step inside the painting. Discussion prompts include but are not limited to:

    • What would it be like to live in this time period?

    • What do you hear, see, and smell?

    • Who do you meet?

  • This is a practice activity for the historical written narrative activity that is part of the post-visit lesson plan.

Activity Three: Create an Artwork Timeline

  • Students examine hard copies of labelled artworks with their dates missing, including but not limited to: Courthouse with Pigeon, Paul Emory; Motor Magazine, Howard Chandler Christy; Ohio Landscape, Unknown Artist; Battle of Mill Spring, KY, Carrier & Ives; World War II Poster: “Work on a Farm…This Summer Join the U.S. Crop Corps,” Douglass Conkwell, Office of War Information.

  • Students use their history detective skills from the pre-visit activity to create a timeline using artwork from the Zanesville Museum of Art’s collection. They will work in groups to complete this activity.

  • A ZMA staff member will assist as needed by asking guided questions and will verify when students have the correct order.

  • When all groups have finished, the ZMA staff member will lead a discussion on the activity.

    • Was it easier to figure out the oldest or the newest piece? Why?

    • What clues did you use to figure out where each piece fell on the timeline?

      • Which one was the easiest to figure out? Most difficult?

    • How did you use what you have learned about Ohio history to put them in order?

Activity 1 (Arts of Ohio): ___Docent_____

Activity 2 (Gorsuch): ___Docent_____

Activity 3 (Auditorium): ___Docent_____

January

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Friday, January 24, 10 am-12 pm

National Road Elementary School: Exploring Ohio’s History through Art field trip, ECONOMICS

** This is a smaller group so we don’t need as many docents. This is a great opportunity to shadow. You don’t need to sign up to shadow, just let us know you will be here.

Here is an overview of the event… 40 4th-grade students will be coming to the ZMA for their economics field trip. There will be three activities with two locations each. A docent will be at each station to lead the discussion or activity.

Activity One: Pottery and Glass Industries in Ohio

  • A ZMA staff member will take students on a tour of the Arts of Ohio Galleries to discover the significant impact these industries had on Ohio economics. Topics of discussion will include but are not limited to:

    • Factors of production

    • Ohio’s natural resources

    • Manufacturing in relation to Ohio’s pottery and glass industries

    • Samuel Weller as an entrepreneur

    • Competitive nature of pottery and glass industries

Activity Two: Hands-On Education Collection: Pottery

  • Students explore pottery works from the Zanesville Museum of Art’s Education Collection. (This is a ‘please touch’ activity.) Students will see the raw materials and natural resources and discuss the steps that go into the production of pottery goods. Students will use what they learn to fill in “A Hands-on Look” activity in their Exploring Ohio’s History Through Art Student Activity Guide on page 35.

Activity Three: Hands-On Education Collection: Glass

  • Students explore glass works from the Zanesville Museum of Art’s Education Collection. (This is a ‘please touch’ activity.) Students will see the raw materials and natural resources and discuss the steps that go into the production of glass goods. Students will use what they learn to fill in”A Hands-on Look” activity in their Exploring Ohio’s History Through Art Student Activity Guide on page 37.

Activity 1 (Arts of Ohio): ___Docent_____

Activity 2 (Classroom): ___Docent_____

Activity 3 (Auditorium): ___Docent_____

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Monday, January 27, 10 am-12 pm

Zane Grey Intermediate School: Exploring Ohio’s History through Art field trip, HISTORY

Here is an overview of the event… 100 4th-grade students will be coming to the ZMA for their history field trip. There will be three activities with two locations each. A docent will be at each station to lead the discussion or activity.

Activity One: Timeline Tour in the Arts of Ohio Galleries

  • A ZMA staff member takes students on a guided tour through the Arts of Ohio Galleries in chronological order. Students will look for clues to discover when pieces were made, what time periods they depict, and identify major events in Ohio history.

Activity Two: Time Travel Historical Narrative

  • A ZMA staff member takes students into either the Gorsuch Gallery or the Ayers Gallery. Students will be directed to find an image from the past and will describe what it would be like to step inside the painting. Discussion prompts include but are not limited to:

    • What would it be like to live in this time period?

    • What do you hear, see, and smell?

    • Who do you meet?

  • This is a practice activity for the historical written narrative activity that is part of the post-visit lesson plan.

Activity Three: Create an Artwork Timeline

  • Students examine hard copies of labelled artworks with their dates missing, including but not limited to: Courthouse with Pigeon, Paul Emory; Motor Magazine, Howard Chandler Christy; Ohio Landscape, Unknown Artist; Battle of Mill Spring, KY, Carrier & Ives; World War II Poster: “Work on a Farm…This Summer Join the U.S. Crop Corps,” Douglass Conkwell, Office of War Information.

  • Students use their history detective skills from the pre-visit activity to create a timeline using artwork from the Zanesville Museum of Art’s collection. They will work in groups to complete this activity.

  • A ZMA staff member will assist as needed by asking guided questions and will verify when students have the correct order.

  • When all groups have finished, the ZMA staff member will lead a discussion on the activity.

    • Was it easier to figure out the oldest or the newest piece? Why?

    • What clues did you use to figure out where each piece fell on the timeline?

      • Which one was the easiest to figure out? Most difficult?

    • How did you use what you have learned about Ohio history to put them in order?

Activity 1 (Arts of Ohio-Left): ___Docent_____

Activity 1 (Arts of Ohio- Right): ___Docent_____

Activity 2 (Gorsuch): Janet Debray

Activity 2 (Ayers): ___Docent_____

Activity 3 (Classroom): ___Docent_____

Activity 3 (Auditorium): ___Docent_____

February

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Friday, February 21, 10 am-12 pm

Zane Grey Intermediate School: Exploring Ohio’s History through Art field trip, ECONOMICS

Here is an overview of the event… 100 4th-grade students will be coming to the ZMA for their economics field trip. There will be three activities with two locations each. A docent will be at each station to lead the discussion or activity.

Activity One: Pottery and Glass Industries in Ohio

  • A ZMA staff member will take students on a tour of the Arts of Ohio Galleries or the Pottery Gallery to discover the significant impact these industries had on Ohio economics. Topics of discussion will include but are not limited to:

    • Factors of production

    • Ohio’s natural resources

    • Manufacturing in relation to Ohio’s pottery and glass industries

    • Samuel Weller as an entrepreneur

    • Competitive nature of pottery and glass industries

Activity Two: Hands-On Education Collection: Pottery

  • Students explore pottery works from the Zanesville Museum of Art’s Education Collection. (This is a ‘please touch’ activity.) Students will see the raw materials and natural resources and discuss the steps that go into the production of pottery goods. Students will use what they learn to fill in “A Hands-on Look” activity in their Exploring Ohio’s History Through Art Student Activity Guide on page 35.

Activity Three: Hands-On Education Collection: Glass

  • Students explore glass works from the Zanesville Museum of Art’s Education Collection. (This is a ‘please touch’ activity.) Students will see the raw materials and natural resources and discuss the steps that go into the production of glass goods. Students will use what they learn to fill in”A Hands-on Look” activity in their Exploring Ohio’s History Through Art Student Activity Guide on page 37.

Activity 1 (Arts of Ohio): ___Docent_____

Activity 1 (Pottery): ___Docent_____

Activity 2 (Classroom): Michael Sims

Activity 2 (Atrium): ___Docent_____

Activity 3 (Gorsuch): ___Docent_____

Activity 3 (Auditorium): ___Docent_____