The Fogg Museum Program

Third graders at the Amigos School take part in a program that brings students to Harvard University’s Fogg Art Museum to learn about art over the course of their third grade year. In approximately seven trips to the Fogg Museum, students are taught the four main elements of art: color, line, shape, and texture.

Students discover and learn about the painting and sculpture collections, from Renaissance to Modern. With sketchbooks in hand, students create their own drawings, inspired by the art before them. Students also write fiction and nonfiction stories about the art and their impressions. Students’ critical thinking skills, observational skills, and oral expression skills are all strengthened over the course of the year. In May, students and teachers finish the year with a breakfast celebration and a student exhibition of their own art at the Fogg Museum.