Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma
Program: The pARTner Project, Partner: Norman Public School District
Because there are no visual arts specialists in the public elementary schools of Norman, classroom teachers are expected to integrate art into their curriculum. Although it cannot substitute for the absence of art education specialists, the pARTner Project at Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma supports schools by creating opportunities for students to learn from, understand, and enjoy the visual arts. The program takes place in two workshops over the course of one school year. Each workshop concentrates on visual elements—color, line, shape, form, texture, and space—using works in the museum’s collection. The students create artwork based on these visual art concepts and works they see in the museum. The paintings displayed here reflect lessons learned from Georgia O’Keeffe’s color choices.
To hear Dr. Brad Dansen, Director of Fine Arts for Norman Public Schools, discuss this program, access the free Guide by Cell audio tour: call 202-595-1193 and dial #4.