Teacher Resources

Bring the Museum to the Classroom

The Louis T. Griffith Teacher Resource Center offers a variety of educational materials, including museum-published catalogues and museum-published teacher packets, for use outside the museum. Whether you are preparing a group for a museum visit, devising a follow-up lesson or unable to visit the museum at all, the LTG Teacher Resource Center offers a variety of materials for loan free of charge. Try borrowing a teacher packet.

Catalogues and teacher packets are available for three-day loan from the Georgia Museum of Art’s Teacher Resource Center. To order, please call the department of education at 706.542.4662.

Teacher Workshops

These workshops give teachers the opportunity to preview a special exhibition, receive a teacher packet on the subject and try out activities based on the art discussed. They are an ideal way for teachers to bring art into the classroom or prepare their class for a trip to the museum.

Bring the museum to your classroom! The docents of the Georgia Museum of Art have created a traveling tour for elementary schools in the Athens area. This presentation was inspired by Alfred Heber Holbrook who took his collection of paintings throughout Georgia in his “Artmobile” and shared these works with schools and communities around the state. The paintings from Mr. Holbrook’s collection form the core of the Georgia Museum of Art’s Permanent Collection. The museum opened in 1948, and Mr. Holbrook was the museum’s first director.

The Georgia Museum of Art’s Suitcase Tour is designed for students in grades K-3, and features the works of five artists from the Permanent Collection. Through a discussion of these paintings and related hands-on activities, students will learn about the elements of art and gain a better understanding of how to look and talk about art. Follow-up activities and information about the museum are also included with this tour.

These 50-minute presentations are free of charge and limited to 30 students per presentation. For more information and to schedule a Suitcase Tour, please contact the education department at the Georgia Museum of Art at 706.542.4662.

Adopt-a-Bus

The Georgia Museum of Art welcomes and serves K-12 school groups from near and far with interpretive programs based on its exhibitions and collections and geared to Georgia Performance Standards. Tours are age-appropriate and feature gallery and studio activities.

Through Adopt-a-Bus, you can provide funding for bus transportation to the museum for school groups outside Athens-Clarke County. The program is a key component of the museum's statewide service. Adopt-a-Bus is specially targeted to rural schools, many of which have limited resources and would otherwise be unable to visit their state museum of art in its splendid new facility.

Your gift of $250 will underwrite one or more bus trips to the Georgia Museum of Art and is entirely tax deductible. The museum will acknowledge your support of Adopt-a-Bus in its quarterly newsletter, Facet.

Schools interested in taking advantage of the program should contact the museum at 706.542.4662. Individuals wishing to donate to the program should contact the museum at 706.542.4662 or donate online by clicking here.