Drawing Center

Founded in 1977 by curator Martha Beck (1938–2014), The Drawing Center in Manhattan's SoHo district explores the medium of drawing as primary, dynamic, and relevant to contemporary culture, the future of art, and creative thought. Educational programs combine tours of the exhibits with hands-on art activities. In addition, The Drawing Center has an internship program that has introduced hundreds of college students to the workings of what is an active, cutting-edge museum.

contact info

Hrs: Vary.

School

School groups tour The Drawing Center’s exhibits, and learn about specific artists and their artwork in detail through educator-led guided conversations. Students engage in art project in the galleries, continuing their immersion with the exhibition. This program is free for NYC public and private schools, as well as after-school programs.

supports classroom learning in:
Art

topics covered:
critical thinking, drawing, historical context, illustration, multimedia, sculpture, sketching, visual literacy

contact info
Name: Aimee Good, Director of Education + Community Programs
Phone: 212-219-2166 ext. 205
Email: agood@drawingcenter.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Max. 30 students. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 90 minutes. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Free Accessible To: PD.

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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Drawing Center

Founded in 1977 by curator Martha Beck (1938–2014), The Drawing Center in Manhattan's SoHo district explores the medium of drawing as primary, dynamic, and relevant to contemporary culture, the future of art, and creative thought. Educational programs combine tours of the exhibits with hands-on art activities. In addition, The Drawing Center has an internship program that has introduced hundreds of college students to the workings of what is an active, cutting-edge museum.

contact info

Hrs: Vary.

Homeschool

Homeschool students tour The Drawing Center’s exhibits, and learn about specific artists and their artwork in detail. This tour offers homeschool students participation in educator-led discussions, inspired by the approaches of the exhibiting artists; followed by hands-on drawing activities in the galleries.

supports classroom learning in:
Art

topics covered:
critical thinking, drawing, historical context, illustration, multimedia, sculpture, sketching, visual literacy

contact info
Name: Aimee Good, Director of Education + Community Programs
Phone: 212-219-2166 ext. 205
Email: agood@drawingcenter.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Max. 30 students. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 90 minutes. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Free Accessible To: PD.

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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