Students partake in Dallas Museum of Art program Go Van Gogh

Waxahachie ISD presented the first Go Van Gogh program for this school year by investigating how artists around the world tell stories through art.

Go Van Gogh is a fine arts program presented through a partnership with the Dallas Museum of Art and Waxahachie ISD. This program is offered to students in grades first through fifth with grade-level appropriate presentations given.

Go Van Gogh brings the Dallas Museum of Art to WISD campuses through the direction of WISD’s talented art teachers with the assistance of locally trained, dedicated volunteers. This year art teachers will lead experiences in the classroom that encourage students to look closely at works of art, ask and answer questions, and make connections to art.

The art teachers give a brief presentation discussing art history with facts about art pieces and the artists, with all works of art being found in the Dallas Museum of Art. All programs include hands-on art projects that provide individual creative expression opportunities, led by WISD art teachers.

"The Go Van Gogh program is a long-standing and treasured partnership between WISD and the Dallas Museum of Arts,” said Community Outreach Coordinator Sandy King. “Each grade level enjoys a tailored project that uses fine arts to tell stories and teach lessons. Woven into the program are lessons about culture, communication, and community involvement that broaden the students' perspectives about the world around them. Some of our students would never have exposure to fine arts if not for the Go Van Gogh program, so it can truly be life-changing for a child."

Other lessons touch on artwork that highlights the city of Waxahachie, exploring the art of ancient and modern Mexico, and learning about textile collections from The Dallas Museum of Art.

For further information, please contact the WISD Partners in Education office at 972-923-4631 or email Sandy King..

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