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In-Person Field Trips

Schack Art Center offers school group visits to our 19,000 square foot facility every year in May. The field trips include a docent led tour of the exhibition, glass blowing demonstrations, hands on art making, artists demonstrations, and WA state standard based curriculum. Grades k-12  Scholarships available. Click here to be sent email updates about field trips.

 

2022 FIELD TRIPS May 17-20 and May 24-27 Story Tellers: Two Friends, Two Cultures

 Request to schedule a field trip HERE!

Students will explore the artwork of master carver and native Tsmishian Artist David Boxley and his good friend and master painter Chris Hopkins. This exhibition celebrates their collaboration and friendship and their ability to learn about and celebrate eachothers culture. These two artists are from very different cultures and backgrounds but speak with one voice using the common language of art to communicate. 

Field Trips last 75 minutes and include a docent led tour, glassblowing demonstrations, and a hands-on activity. 

Cost is $5 per student, up to 30 students for each time slot a minimum of 10 students required. Financial aid is available. 

Appointment times are 9:15-10:30, 10:45-12:00, and 12:15-1:30.

 Request to schedule a field trip HERE!

Teachers encouraged to register for spring teacher workshop: Exploring STEM and Cultural Heritage Through Art

Virtual Field Trips

Enjoy the Schack from the comfort of your own classroom or home! Schack Art Center offers free virtual field trips for the spring exhibition. Field trips include a virtual walk through of the exhibition, interviews with artists and more. *2022 Virtual Field trips exploring the exhibition: Story Tellers: Two Friends, Two Cultures will be available May 17.

To enhance the virtual field trip, classroom art kits and hands-on art lessons are available for purchase. Art kits are designed for 2-12 grade students. Kits are $3 per student. Kits are available in sets of 15, 30, 45, and 60. *This year's kits will be available May 17 for pickup for kits ordered by May 1. Kits ordered after May 1 will be available 2 weeks after ordering.

Request a virtual field trip and optional art kits here!

2021 Virtual Field Trip Art of Recycling: Repurpose with a Purpose

Experience Schack Art Center's 2021 spring exhibition, The Art of Recyclingfrom the comfort of your own home with our virtual field trip and accompanying lesson plans.

Explore artwork created by artists using only repurposed and discarded materials. This exhibit shines a spotlight on the environmental and social impact of waste, while aiming to inspire change. 

Educators and students of all ages are invited to check out the field trip features on their own time. The field trip includes exhibit video tours, downloadable lesson plans, art project videos and additional resources. 

We recommend you start with the Schack Art Center and Exhibit Walk-through, then view the Docent-Led Tour, and finally enjoy the lesson slide shows, followed up by the accompanying art project videos. Additional resources are also provided below to enrich your experience. See links below. 

Virtual Tours

  • Schack Art Center and Exhibit Walk-through: Enjoy this short introduction to the Schack Art Center followed by a walk-through of the exhibit. 3:25 minutes
  • Docent-Led Tour: Judi, Daeton, and Aimel will take you through the exhibit and show you a few of their personal favorite artworks. 12:18 minutes

Lesson Plans and Art Project Videos

Put a Bird on it! Addressing textile and fabric production, consumption, and waste through the art of slow stitching. Grades 2-12

See Me Don't Discard Me Self-Portrait: Examining the waste we create while composing a self-portrait from discarded materials. Grades K-6

Additional Resources

Exhibiting Artists' Videos

Interview with Marita Dingus: Get inspired by Dingus' use of dicarded materials, giving new purpose to materials that would otherwise be discarded gives it new purpose and value. Dingus'. 4:24 minutes

Enviromental Sculpture Presentation by Barbara De Pirro: De Pirro creates environmental, mixed media sculptures and installations. Explore De Pirro's imaginative manipulation of repurposed materials to create nature inspired sculptures. 7:58 minutes

Found Objects with Kathy Ross: Ross describes "found objects" and tips for connecting them with hot glue. Ross' work is playful and full of references to pop culture. "I make use of the world's materials and the world's innuendos. But these are my own sculptural constructions." 6:13 minutes

Additional Art Lessons

Recycled Book Making: Enjoy this lesson planvideo, and tour created for us by Seattle Recreative.

Newspaper Hat or Wearable Art?: Learn to make a one of a kind fabulous hat from old newspaper. Check out the lesson plan and video on the Resources for Learning at Home page.

Previous Mini Virtual Field Trips

Learn about a different work of art that has previously been on display in our galleries. Accompanying the artwork is an inspiring art lesson for a simple at-home art project for the whole family.

Here are our past videos:

October 2020 November 2020 December 2020 January 2021 February 2021 March 2021 April 2021

Fieldtrip Time Slots

Available Time Slots: 9:15 - 10:30 am
Closed Time Slots: 9:15 - 10:30 am
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
  
May 17
9:15 - 10:30 am
10:45 am - noon
12:15 - 1:30 pm
May 18
9:15 - 10:30 am
10:45 am - noon
12:15 - 1:30 pm
May 19
9:15 - 10:30 am
10:45 am - noon
12:15 - 1:30 pm
May 20
9:15 - 10:30 am
10:45 am - noon
12:15 - 1:30 pm
 
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
  
May 24
9:15 - 10:30 am
10:45 am - noon
12:15 - 1:30 pm
May 25
9:15 - 10:30 am
10:45 am - noon
12:15 - 1:30 pm
May 26
9:15 - 10:30 am
10:45 am - noon
12:15 - 1:30 pm
May 27
9:15 - 10:30 am
10:45 am - noon
12:15 - 1:30 pm