Weir Farm National Historic Site

Visit the historic house and studios that were home to three generations of American artists. Julian Alden Weir, a leading figure in American art and the development of American Impressionism, acquired the Weir Farm in 1882. Changing exhibits at the Weir Farm National Historic Site feature oil on canvas paintings of the house, pencil sketches, and photographic prints fused with paint. Students, homeschoolers, and campers can enjoy learning all about Impressionist art at the site through tours and hands-on activities.

contact info

Hrs: Wed.-Sun. 10AM-4PM, May-Oct.

School

Field trips allow school groups to tour the historic site, where they will see a variety of Impressionist artworks. After touring the site, students can enjoy sketching en plein air at the national park. Field trip add-ons include activities such as a self-guided hike to Weir Pond and exploring the site’s natural habitats.

supports classroom learning in:
Art, Social Studies.

topics covered:
Impressionism, American landscapes, visual art, history, historic figures.

contact info
Name: Education Coordinator
Phone: 203-834-1896 ext. 12

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: 30-60 maximum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 45 minutes-1 hour. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Phone. Food Options: Picnic area available. Cost: Free

Art Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

– Vincent Van Gogh created over 2,000 works during his lifetime. However, he was only ever able to sell one of his paintings while he was alive.

– Leonardo Da Vinci was left-handed. He took notes from right-to-left instead of the English language standard left-to-right.

– Pablo Picasso was arrested and questioned regarding the theft of Mona Lisa in 1911. He was released without being charged.

– In late 1961, Henri Matisse’s painting “Le Bateau” was hung upside down at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for 46 days before anyone noticed.

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Weir Farm National Historic Site

Visit the historic house and studios that were home to three generations of American artists. Julian Alden Weir, a leading figure in American art and the development of American Impressionism, acquired the Weir Farm in 1882. Changing exhibits at the Weir Farm National Historic Site feature oil on canvas paintings of the house, pencil sketches, and photographic prints fused with paint. Students, homeschoolers, and campers can enjoy learning all about Impressionist art at the site through tours and hands-on activities.

contact info

Hrs: Wed.-Sun. 10AM-4PM, May-Oct.

Camp

Guided tours are available of the house and studio buildings. Campers can participate firsthand in the fun of creating their own "plein air" masterpieces with outdoor sketching and painting. Camp groups can also add activities such as a self-guided hike to Weir Pond to their visit.

contact info
Name: Education Coordinator
Phone: 203-834-1896 ext. 12

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College Group Size: 30-60 maximum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 45 minutes-1 hour. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Phone. Food Options: Picnic area available. Cost: Free

Art Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

– Vincent Van Gogh created over 2,000 works during his lifetime. However, he was only ever able to sell one of his paintings while he was alive.

– Leonardo Da Vinci was left-handed. He took notes from right-to-left instead of the English language standard left-to-right.

– Pablo Picasso was arrested and questioned regarding the theft of Mona Lisa in 1911. He was released without being charged.

– In late 1961, Henri Matisse’s painting “Le Bateau” was hung upside down at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for 46 days before anyone noticed.

View Lesson Plan>>

Weir Farm National Historic Site

Visit the historic house and studios that were home to three generations of American artists. Julian Alden Weir, a leading figure in American art and the development of American Impressionism, acquired the Weir Farm in 1882. Changing exhibits at the Weir Farm National Historic Site feature oil on canvas paintings of the house, pencil sketches, and photographic prints fused with paint. Students, homeschoolers, and campers can enjoy learning all about Impressionist art at the site through tours and hands-on activities.

contact info

Hrs: Wed.-Sun. 10AM-4PM, May-Oct.

Homeschool

Large homeschool groups may enjoy a guided tour of the houses and studio buildings where they will see a variety of Impressionist artworks. After touring the site, homeschoolers can enjoy sketching en plein air at the national park. Field trip add-ons include activities such as a self-guided hike to Weir Pond and exploring the site’s natural habitats.

topics covered:
Impressionism, American landscapes, social studies, visual art, history, historic figures.

contact info
Name: Education Coordinator
Phone: 203-834-1896 ext. 12

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College Group Size: 30-60 maximum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 45 minutes-1 hour. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Phone. Food Options: Picnic area available. Cost: Free

Art Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

– Vincent Van Gogh created over 2,000 works during his lifetime. However, he was only ever able to sell one of his paintings while he was alive.

– Leonardo Da Vinci was left-handed. He took notes from right-to-left instead of the English language standard left-to-right.

– Pablo Picasso was arrested and questioned regarding the theft of Mona Lisa in 1911. He was released without being charged.

– In late 1961, Henri Matisse’s painting “Le Bateau” was hung upside down at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for 46 days before anyone noticed.

View Lesson Plan>>

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