Artspace offers informal and formal tours throughout the year for groups of all ages, including school groups, art clubs, youth organizations, retirement communities, and more! On the tour, participants will learn more about Artspace’s history, current exhibitions, and visit with several of our studio artists to learn more about their art and artmaking process. Artspace does not offer tours during Summer Art Camps (June – August). We are currently scheduling tours for March 2022 and beyond.  

Process + Product

Field trips for school groups of all ages

As part of our Process + Product program, students will take a tour of Artspace, meet our studio artists, and create an interactive art project that integrates current curriculum objectives. Artspace has a series of classes to choose from, featuring projects in: printmaking, painting, batik dyeing, and mixed media. 

We are currently scheduling our Process + Product program for March 2022 and beyond.  

Schedule

Process + Product may be scheduled Tuesday – Friday, September through May. We require at least 2 weeks notification and a non-refundable deposit of $60 to complete your registration. Your deposit will be applied to the total amount; the balance is due the day of your visit. If your school requires an invoice for final payment, please let Artspace know well in advance.

For questions, contact Taylor McGee, Education Coordinator at tmcgee@artspacenc.org.

Full Scholarships for Title I Public Schools

Due to a generous donation, Artspace is currently able to provide a limited number of full scholarships to attend our Process + Product Field Trip Program. Scholarships are available to Title 1 public schools in Wake County and provide financial assistance for up to 80 students per school. Scholarships are currently being awarded on a first come first serve basis. To learn more contact Taylor McGee at tmcgee@artspacenc.org

* Transportation costs are not covered 

Pick your activity

By exploring cross curricular projects and diverse media with professional artists, students learn that there are many ways to solve the same problem. Hands-on art making integrated with traditional STEAM subject matter gives students the creative confidence to tackle all their learning goals.

Batik // Adapt a Lesson

This classic Artspace project can be adapted to any aspect of your curriculum from Social Sciences to History. Students will paint with hot wax, then with various colored dyes on cloth. Their finished paintings will represent their creative interpretations of the chosen subject matter.

Prints + Shapes

This activity integrates art with Math curriculums. Students will explore patternmaking and learn to create their very own unique artwork. Using fun printmaking techniques and simple materials, students will be able to continue printmaking at home with the skills that they learn.

Viscosity + Porosity // The Science of Abstract Painting​

This activity integrates art with Science curriculum. Students will create three small paintings exploring the color wheel, blending and experimenting with different surface porosities. Learn what happens when materials react to create unexpected works of art.

Tour

Students learn the history of Artspace, about the exhibiting artists and their work, and interact with studio artists to expand their understanding of the creative process. Artspace docents and staff are focused on creating inclusive, collaborative discussions and providing students the opportunity to engage with our exhibitions through sensory elements and gallery interactives.

Field trip organizers should preview the exhibitions to assure the content in each gallery is appropriate for your group. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Education Coordinator, Taylor McGee at tmcgee@artspacenc.org.