Trained docents lead interactive group tours of CAC exhibitions, connecting art to classroom curricula via a playful, multi-sensory introduction to contemporary art.
The Scripps School Program (SSP), funded by the Scripps Howard Foundation, provides an intensive multi-layered experience with contemporary art for students in third grade through twelfth grade. Beginning in September and ending in May, the year-long program comprises an in-school orientation, guided visits to two CAC exhibitions, an exhibition related classroom project taught by a local artist, and a visit to an artist’s studio in the spring. Schools also have the option to include an evaluation and program wrap up session. Additionally, 15 to 20 schools receive a single visit to the CAC with transportation costs covered.
Docents for the Scripps School Program work with the same class throughout the year, ensuring continuity and promoting student rapport. Some docents have worked with the same schools and teachers for many years running. The docent works directly with the teacher to schedule the year’s visits.
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