We’re converting several of our most popular school tours into virtual learning resources for teachers and families! Find video tours, supplemental art projects and expert resources for a complete lesson plan.
The Rockwell believes that making and experiencing art transforms our quality of life! While many of the family-friendly stations at the Museum are currently not available as a health and safety precaution, we’re pleased to introduce no-touch activities and Art On The Go Kits, bringing Rockwell family programming into your home.
Each month, Children’s Librarian Sue McConnell reads beloved stories thematically linked to The Rockwell’s art collection – during this time, we continue to offer this series virtually on Facebook Live! Use the activities below after the story to spark creativity and imagination. Free and open to pre-school age children and their caregivers. These activities can stand alone, too, if you missed the live stream!
April 1, 2021 | Good Day, Bad Day
March 4, 2021 | Be A Music Maker
February 4, 2021 | The World Around You
January 7, 2021 | What’s The Weather?
December 3, 2020 | Let’s Get Cozy
November 5, 2020 | Giving Thanks
October 1, 2020 | Winter Is Coming
May 8, 2020 | What Makes Me Happy?
April 13, 2020 | Who Takes Care of Me?
Spring Break may be a little different this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still make art with The Rockwell! Check back often for new projects you can make with simple household materials.
Download this printable PDF that will guide you through carefully looking at a painting, then get creative with special activities inspired by The Rockwell collection.
Art-making and creative play are proven mood boosters for children and adults alike. This blog series by museum educator Kate Swanson offers some tips and tricks for incorporating art into your new routines.
Download these printable PDFs (and answer keys), or open eMuseum in a separate browser while you look for the digital version of this visitor favorite! Explore eMuseum to find the full version of these artwork snippets.
To find the answers to these crossword clues, open eMuseum and select the “groups” tab. Explore the group or gallery with the same name, then read descriptions and explore the artworks to find the answers. Have fun!
The Great Circle Artist-in-Residence program is a unique collaboration between The Rockwell Museum and the Elmira City and Bath Central School Districts. This interdisciplinary program integrates fundamental arts education with New York State Common Core content to create a well-rounded curriculum. The goal of The Great Circle Artist-in-Residence program is to unify learning across all first-grade curriculum content. Students build upon and synthesize concepts introduced in the Listening and Learning Domains, including folktales and legends, animals and habitats, geometry, astronomy, earth sciences, the human body and the Lakota Sioux tribes of the Great Plains.
While the Museum is closed, we are pleased to offer this program to any and all educators and parents who may find it useful. New lessons will be released throughout the closure.
Educational programs at The Rockwell Museum are made possible in part by Community Foundation of Elmira Corning and the Finger Lakes and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
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