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Monthly List of Docent-Led Tours

December

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Thursday, December 13, 2018, 6:00-7:00 pm

BOOKED-Thank you!

Docent-Led Tour: Highlights from the Rembrandt Exhibition

Thank you for signing up to give a brief tour Thursday evening!

Here’s what we will be doing and how to prepare…

  • Laine will give a brief, 15-minute overview of the Dutch Golden Age and the exhibition

  • Alta will then begin her discussion of portraiture at 6:15

  • Anne will begin her discussion of genre at 6:30

  • Michael will then begin his discussion of the etching process at 6:45

  • The tour will end at or around 7 pm

Laine: Dutch Golden Age
Alta Sims: Portraiture
Michael Sims: Etching techniques


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Friday, December 14, 2018, 10:00-11:30 AM

BOOKED-Thank you!

Exploring Ohio’s History Through Art 4th Grade Field Trip: Geography

Here is an overview of the field trip…Students will be divided into 4 groups with approximately 10-14 4th-grade students in each group. While Misty discusses the Ohio Landscape with one group, the other 3 groups will be in three different galleries doing a geography-themed scavenger hunt.

What docents will be doing and how to prepare…

  • For 1 1/2 hours, you will be

    • Stationed in a gallery helping a 10-member group of 4th grades with a geography-themed scavenger hunt.

    • Answering simple questions about the scavenger hunt as needed. Click on the blue link above to see the scavenger hunt.

    • Helping students find information about their chosen artworks.

    • Guiding students to and from the scavenger hunt gallery to the Arts of Ohio galleries on the third floor.

Bonnie Sulens
Barbara Hill
Peggy Gilchrist
Karen Baker


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Saturday, December 15, 2018, 1:00-2:00 pm

BOOKED-Thank you!

Imagination Tour: Little Women

Peggy Gilchrist


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Monday, December 17, 2019, 10:30-11:30 am

Just Added!

Duncan Falls Elementary 2nd and 3rd Graders

Here is an overview of the field trip…Instructor Christine Hampp will bring 60 students / 3 classes of 2nd and 3rd grade students to tour the museum. Students have 45 minutes for a guided tour.

What docents will be doing and how to prepare…

  • For 40 minutes, you will be (students need to be on the bus by 11:30 am)

    • Leading 10-15 students on a general museum tour

    • Providing general information about the museum (This is your thematic tour introduction)

    • Providing an overview of the following galleries and one or two featured works exhibited there:

      • American Art Pottery Gallery

        On December 3rd, Misty did an outreach event at the school, where she provided students with pottery wheel demonstrations. Please point out wheel-made pieces in the pottery gallery. Unsure which are hand thrown? Often thrown pieces have horizontal throw rings, while cast pieces have vertical seems.

      • Ayers Gallery-(Can you find animals in this gallery, Grandma Moses, What does this remind you of?)

      • Great Gallery-Scavenger Hunt style (Can you find….)

      • Gorsuch Gallery-(Can you find….what’s your favorite…)

      • Arts of Ohio (Can you find…)

      • Sculpture Gallery (Compare the horses…)

    • Using the “facilitated discussion” format.

      • The goal for these tours—engage the students with the art in meaningful ways.

    • Tailoring your general tour by using aspects of your thematic tours so pick your favorites (as long as they’re child friendly and play to your strengths.


January

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Friday, January 4, 2019, 12:30-1:30 pm

Just Added! You be able to sign up for this tour soon.

West Muskingum High School Art Students. *Awaiting confirmation, subject to change.

Here is an overview of the field trip…Instructor Heather Beauchamp will bring 60 to 80 high school students to the ZMA. Students will be divided into 5 groups of 15.

What docents will be doing and how to prepare…

  • For 45 minutes, you will be

    • Leading a general museum tour for 10-15 students

      This school group would like to see as much of the museum as possible. Brief overviews of several galleries (Pottery, Ayers, Gorsuch, Works of Paper) should incorporate general discussions and prompt questions to facilitate discussions is probably the best approach.

    • Providing general information about the museum (This is your thematic tour introduction)

    • Providing an overview of the Rembrandt exhibition

    • Tailoring your general tour by using aspects of your thematic tours so pick your favorites (as long as they’re child friendly and play to your strengths.

      A gallery rotation schedule for docents will be established and Posted in January 2019.

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BOOKED-Thank you!

Friday, January 18, 2018, 10:00-11:30 AM

Exploring Ohio’s History Through Art 4th Grade Field Trip: History

Here is an overview of the field trip…Students will be divided into 4 groups with approximately 10-14 4th-grade students in each group. While Misty gives a chronological tour of the Arts of Ohio Galleries for one group, the other 3 groups will be in three different galleries doing various activities throughout the museum.

Docents will be doing one of the following 3 things and there’s a few tips on how to prepare…

  1. Facilitate a 15-minute discussion on Paul Patton’s memory paintings with 10-14 4th-grade students.

  • Your discussion will focus on learning about the past through art.

    • Possible prompt questions include: What time period is this artist showing us? What clues do you see that make you think it is from the past? If this was painted today, what would be different? What does this show us about Ohio’s history?

2. Facilitate a 15-minute art timeline activity with 10-14 4th-grade students where students put artwork in chronological order based on clues they see in the images. See pg. 48 in TRK.

  • Students will have 10 minutes to work together to put them in order. Then a docent will make any adjustments needed and facilitate a discussion. Use the timeline in your Arts of Ohio catalog handout for additional information.

    • Possible discussion questions include: Was is easier to figure out the oldest or newest pieces? What clues did you use to figure out where each fell on the timeline? Were there any surprises about the order at the end? What have you learned about Ohio’s history by studying these images?

3. Facilitate a 15-minute discussion that will be practice for the post-visit historical narrative writing activity with 10-14 4th-grade students in the works on paper gallery. See pg. 49 in TRK.

  • Have students choose a work and describe what it would be like to be inside of it. What do they see, hear, feel, or smell?

    • Possible discussion starters: Sometimes if you imagine stepping into a work of art, it is like stepping back in time.

Bonnie Sulens: Activity #1, Facilitate a 15-minute discussion on Paul Patton.

Peggy Gilchrist: Activity #2, Facilitate a 15-minute art timeline activity.

Barbara Hill: Activity #3, Facilitate a 15-minute historical narrative discussion.


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Saturday, January 19, 26, February 2, 9, 2019, 1-2 pm

Docent-Led Gallery Tours, Saturdays at the ZMA

Would you like to give your thematic tours at the ZMA on one of the following Saturday’s in January or February? Here is your opportunity to practice your tours on ZMA guests.

Here are a few guidelines that may be helpful as you plan for your tour:

  • Please plan to give a one-hour tour

  • Plan to present at least 4 works or art on your tour

  • Expect as few as 1 or 2 or as many as 10+ guests on your tour. We do ask for guests to register, but a few may just drop in the day and time of your tour—and that is great—all are welcome!

  • Tours begin at the Lobby Visitor Service Desk at 1 pm. There will be a sign at the desk alerting visitors to the 1 pm tour.

  • If it’s snowing or icy, please don’t drive! More likely than not, guests won’t be traveling to the museum during inclement weather. When a level 2 snow emergency is called by the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office, staff are asked to delay travel to work until weather improves. When a level 3 emergency is called the museum is closed.

Saturday, January 19, 2018, 1:00 pm

Docent-Led Tour: The Women Behind the Image
Alta Sims

Saturday, January 26, 2018, 1:00 pm

Docent-Led Tour: What is an “ISM”?
Barbara Hill

Saturday, February 2, 2018, 1:00 pm

Docent-Led Tour: Animals in Art
Bonnie Sulens

Saturday, February 9, 2018, 1:00 pm

Docent-Led Tour: Title of your thematic tour
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BOOKED-Thank you!

Friday, February 15, 2018, 10:00-11:30 am

Exploring Ohio’s History Through Art 4th Grade Field Trip: Economics

Here is an overview of the field trip…Students will be divided into 4 groups with approximately 10-14 4th-grade students in each group. While Misty facilitates a discussion on the glass and pottery industry in the Arts of Ohio Galleries for one group, the other 3 groups will be in three different galleries doing various activities throughout the museum.

  1. Facilitate a 15-minute discussion on artworks depicting agriculture, farming, and industrialization. See pg. 68 in TRK.

  • Possible discussion questions include: What is similar in these pieces? What is different? How is agriculture shown differently between Approaching Storm: Corn Shocks and Haying? Do you think the artist is trying to send a specific message? How do Cleveland and Back Street of Toledo show economic growth in Ohio? What is the same in these two works? What is different?

2. Facilitate a 15-minute hands-on exploration of glass pieces from the ZMA education collection with 10-14 4th-grade students. See pg. 38-40 in the Student Activity Guide.

  • Show students the raw materials (silica sand) that are used to make glass. Give a brief description of the process and then let students spend time taking turns handling the artwork and writing their observations in their activity guides.

3. Facilitate a 15-minute hands-on exploration of pottery pieces from the ZMA education collection with 10-14 4th-grade students. See pg. 38-40 in the Student Activity Guide.

  • Show students the raw materials (dry clay, wet clay, glaze) that are used to make pottery. Give a brief description of the process and then let students spend time taking turns handling the artwork and writing their observations in their activity guides.

Barbara Hill: Activity #1, discussion on artworks depicting agriculture, farming, and industrialization.

Peggy Gilchrist: Activity #2, Facilitate a 15-minute hands-on exploration of glass

Michael Sims: Activity #3, Facilitate a 15-minute hands-on exploration of pottery


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