List of School Tours at the Renwick Gallery

For more information, see the School Tours and Field Trips overview page.

Tour Title Grade Description Content Alignment
Craft as Voice 2nd-12th Craft works are a mode of visual communication. Like written texts, they are constructed to convey a message with a specific mood and tone. The artist’s strategic choice of medium, which often carries rich connotations for the viewer, reinforces this message. English/Language Arts
Craft as Context 5th-12th While many artists have addressed recurring themes throughout time, any artwork reflects the historical period of its creation. By analyzing craft works as primary or secondary sources in relation to their time period, students on this tour may better understand a particular moment in history while also developing the habits of mind of a historian. Social Studies, History and Cultural Studies
Craft as Solution 6th-12th Craft is evidence of creative problem-solving, whether through process or in concept. This tour allows students to explore the Renwick’s permanent collection to better understand how artists develop new ideas; work within the constraints of their skill, media, and present technology; and “break the rules” in order to achieve a higher expressive goal. STEAM (identifying constraints, iteration, design thinking, innovation)