Go van Gogh® brings the Dallas Museum of Art to Kindergarten through 6th grade classrooms free of charge. Trained volunteers lead experiences that encourage students to look closely at works of art, ask and answer questions, and make personal connections. All programs include hands-on activities that provide opportunities for individual creative expression.
The following programs are offered at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Wednesday through Friday. These programs last one hour and are led by Museum volunteers in the individual teacher’s classrooms. Please make sure class changes and lunch schedules will not conflict with your one-hour program.
Only one program topic may be scheduled on a single day. If you are interested in scheduling multiple program topics on multiple days, please submit a request form for each program you would like to schedule.
Into the Wild, Recommended for Kindergarten–1st grade
Explore wild animals in artworks through the story Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown.
Arts of Mexico, Recommended for 1st–6th grade
Take a trip south of the border and explore the arts of ancient and modern Mexico.
African Masks, Recommended for 2nd-6th grade
Explore a variety of masks made in Africa and discover how and why they are used today.
Amp up your Go van Gogh® experience with our 90-minute program. Embark on a creative adventure and play the role of problem solver as you experiment with materials. Then, discover how artists take on this role as part of their creative process.
Our program includes specially designed post-visit activities, as well as opportunities for drawing and imaginative constructions.
The following program is offered from 9:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday through Friday. Programs last ninety minutes and are led by Museum volunteers in the individual teacher’s classrooms. Please make sure class changes and lunch schedules will not conflict with your 90-minute program.
STEAM Design Challenge: Chair Edition, Recommended for 2nd–6th grade
Work in teams to solve a design challenge using everyday materials. Then, explore how other designers have solved similar challenges.
Special Education Program
The Go van Gogh® Special Education program is one-hour long and is offered to mixed-age special education classes Wednesday through Friday mornings in March and April only. Programs may begin at 9:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. Please note that Color My World is offered to a maximum of 10 students per classroom.
Programs are led by Museum staff and volunteers in the individual teacher’s classrooms. Only one classroom can be scheduled on a single day. If you are interested in scheduling multiple Go van Gogh® Special Education programs at your school, please submit a separate request form for each classroom you would like us to visit.
Color My World, Recommended for 1st–6th grade Special Education classes
Explore color through a variety of media. Then, create a colorful painting inspired by the color wheel.