Students handle artifacts from ancient Egypt in a Museum Exploration program.
The Fleming Museum is the place where Vermont schools go for resources on world cultures. We offer a variety of exciting learning experiences for K-12 school age children and their teachers that teach about art and increase understanding and appreciation of diverse artistic and cultural traditions. Our programs provide excellent curricular links to subjects such as art, world cultures, history, and literature, and support Vermont's Framework of Standards and Learning
Topics range from introductory guided tours of the Museum to thematic explorations of a special exhibition. Tours are designed to engage students in active looking and discussion of the art on view, and may include sketching, writing, and handling objects. Tours can be adapted to suit the interests and needs of your group. Guided tours are one hour in length.
Young visitors are captivated by the patterns and colors of African beadwork
Museum Explorations are the most popular choice for teachers wishing to make the most of their Museum visit. They include activities in the galleries as well as an art project related to the exhibition. Museum explorations are two hours in length.
Self-guided visits by groups are welcome and must be scheduled in advance with the Education Department.
The Museum has over 20 kits on art and world cultures with topics such as India, Japanese Woodblock Printing, and West African Textiles. The kits contain objects, curriculum activities, and a variety of instructional materials that engage students in hands-on learning and support different learning styles. The Museum Artifact Kits are available for loan to schools, libraries, and home schoolers.
The Fleming Museum offers interdisciplinary workshops in a variety of formats to foster creative approaches to teaching and integrating the arts in classroom curriculum. We also work with schools to create professional development opportunities appropriate to your needs.
To schedule a visit, reserve an artifact kit, or for more information, please call the Fleming Museum Education Department at 802-656-0750.