A+ Art Schools Tour Wrap-Up

This week marks the end of our weekly tours with our A+ Art Schools: Beverlye Intermediate School and Hidden Lake Primary School. It has been a pleasure having so many young students visit the museum each week! During the extended tour and activities, students created their own unique work of art then spent time touring and learning about the art on display at WMA!

Quick stats:

  • Number of A+ Art School tours: 32
  • Number of unique visits experienced since September 2019: Over 2000 students with 250 teachers and chaperones 

To prepare for all of the tours, we purchased over 400 pounds of art supplies! Paper, watercolors, oil pastels, and even more paper – everything our visiting young artists needed to create a masterpiece at the museum!  

Feedback we’ve received:

“Our docent was just fantastic, and he was so good with the kids! He is a gem!”

“The kids loved it. It was interactive and engaging!!!! 🤠🤠”

“Thank you WMA!”

Providing educational opportunities for Wiregrass area youth is an honor and a privilege. Thank you for letting us be a part of their artistic journey! 

Want to bring your own students? Follow this link to our tour page to find out how:

https://www.wiregrassmuseum.org/museum-tours/

 

Youth Art Education Policy

Outside of tours, family days, and open house events, individuals who are not enrolled in a class are not allowed in WMA classrooms except by written permission of the Executive Director. Parents may not join children in the classroom during instruction times in order to ensure an atmosphere conductive to creativity. It is important to limit the number of adults to keep the focus on the kids, their learning, and to accommodate limited seating in the studio. Parents are welcome to stay in the museum during class but must remain outside of the classroom during instruction time.

Museum educators are experienced in creating positive learning environments for all ages and are required to go through a background check to ensure the safety of our students. Parents and guardians are encouraged to visit the studio at the end of class to see what their child has created. All docents and volunteers working with children are also required to go through background checks.

Thank you for understanding our policy and priority on the safety and well-being of participating students.

Throughout the year, WMA will host “Meet the Educator” days where parents and their children can come to the classroom to meet the instructor before beginning classes and camps. 2019’s schedule is as follows: January 30 from 4pm-6pm, May 29 from 4pm-6pm, and August 28 from 4pm-6pm.

Refund Policy

The Wiregrass Museum of Art may cancel any class with insufficient enrollment; students will be notified and given a full refund. If a student withdraws at least 1 week before the class begins, he/she will be refunded for the full cost of the class. If a student withdraws 24 hours before the class begins, he/she will be refunded for half the cost of the class. There are no refunds after the start date of class, and membership fees are nonrefundable. Students are not enrolled until complete payment is received.

Terms and Conditions

The Wiregrass Museum of Art reserves the right to photograph and reproduce chosen works publication, publicity, and educational purposes. Participation in this exhibition shall be an agreement on the part of the artist to these conditions. The museum reserves the right to exclude works submitted without appropriate preparation (documentation, mounting hardware, suitable frame/mat, etc.), or which are damaged or incomplete. The museum is not responsible for the safekeeping of any works left in its care ninety (90) days after the close of the exhibition.