Discover dynamic education programs and curriculum resources about the history of our city, state, and nation.
THE ART OF HISTORY
The Art of History residency program integrates the study of history and art history with visual arts projects in your classroom, providing students with an authentic and creative outlet to learn about the past. By the end of this five-session residency, students will have created a work of art that reflects their newly acquired history knowledge and art-making skills.
This approach to learning history supports the Common Core Learning Standards and helps fulfill the visual arts requirements for ArtsCount. All residencies align to the NYC Social Studies Scope & Sequence, Passports to History, and Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Visual Arts.
Residencies are taught by an experienced art educator and include art supplies and a teacher resource packet with vocabulary lists and suggested pre- and post-visit activities.
An Art of History residency costs $600 per class for schools within New York City and $750 per class for non-NYC schools, plus a small planning session fee. A class can have up to 30 students, and a classroom teacher must be present throughout the program. Each session is designed to fill one class period (up to 60 minutes). A minimum of two class periods are required to participate.
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WHAT DOES EACH RESIDENCY INCLUDE?
A New-York Historical Art Educator visits your school to meet with the participating teachers to introduce the program, review objectives, present suggested pre- and post-activities, and discuss art-making logistics.
Students examine primary sources—including artifacts, documents, and images—in small groups to learn about a particular topic in New York and American history.
Students analyze works of art from the period to discover how they reflect historical themes from Session 1. They discuss techniques and artistic principles and participate in a hands-on exploration of a particular art medium to become familiar with its properties.
Sessions 3 & 4
Students make art projects employing what they learned about history and art techniques in previous sessions.
Students reflect upon what they learned about the topic in history and how their finished projects demonstrate those understandings through reflective writing and class discussion.