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Category Archives: K-12 Programming

M&G Christmas Events for Families

All these events are FREE and open to the public—especially for families seeking to initiate the holiday season with special opportunities to celebrate together.

 

Finding the Christmas Story: An M&G Scavenger Hunt for Kids (K5-8th grade)

Welcome Center, campus of Bob Jones University

November 30-December 16, 2022, Available Monday-Saturday from 10 AM-5 PM

Grab your Scavenger Hunt at the Welcome Center and begin your Christmas search around the front campus of Bob Jones University for special objects related to the Christmas story. Every child who shows a completed scavenger hunt at the Welcome Center desk, receives a special prize! There are special extended hours to 9PM on Friday, December 2.

Estimated time to complete: 35-40 minutes

OR if you prefer, enjoy a digital scavenger hunt HERE.

 

M&G Guild & Gift Shop at BJU’s Christmas Market

M&G Parking Lot, campus of Bob Jones University

Friday, December 2, 4-9 PM

As part of the Christmas Market, shop M&G’s booth! Our Guild & Gift Shop offers a variety of distinctive items you’ll be interested in: Medieval weaponry and accessories for kids, M&G’s 2022 glass Christmas ornament, M&G boxed notecards, our new collection catalog, artsy stocking stuffers, and more!

 

Christmas Village

Front Campus, Bob Jones University

Friday, December 2, 4-8:30 PM

Begin the Christmas season celebrating together as a family! From storytelling to cookie decorating to crafting, children K5-6th grade are invited to come with their families to explore a variety of holiday booths and activities!

 

Annual Christmas Carol Sing & Lighting Ceremony

Front Campus, Bob Jones University

Friday, December 2 at 7 PM

Welcome the Christmas season with the traditional holiday melodies at the front-campus fountain area, where you can join a Christmas carol sing-along and watch the campus transform into a twinkling wonderland.

For more information about the events offered by Bob Jones University on December 2nd, visit here.

 

 

Digital Homeschool Days

M&G Digital Homeschool Days: The Age of Antiquity

For Students ages 5-14

Join us for an exploration of ancient tombs, palaces, caves, and libraries in search of some of the secrets of the ancient world of art. Through engaging digital lessons and at-home art projects and activities, you’ll discover what contributions were made to art and culture by seven influential civilizations of the distant past.

Register HERE for the following digital lessons and resources:

  • Sumer: Ingenious Innovators (FREE Lesson & Resources to sample)
  • Assyria: The First Empire
  • Babylon: The Jewel of Mesopotamia
  • Egypt: From Tombs to Treasures
  • Hebrew: A Chosen People
  • Greece: Paving the Way for the World of Art
  • Rome: Expansion & Influence

Museum on the Move

M&G loves opening up the world of art through our unique Museum on the Move program by bringing museum learning to your classroom! Our educators are available to come to your classroom to teach and bring all the related materials for each lesson and arts-based STEAM units. Or you can choose to use digital Museum on the Move lessons in your classroom or remotely.

 

In-Person Lessons:

These 30- to 60-minute lessons are not only customized to accommodate individual classroom needs, but also integrate art with the core subject areas, and meet the national and South Carolina state standards. Each lesson is taught by our experienced and skilled museum educators. See what educators say about this program!

For a list of in-classroom lesson topics in PDF, click here.

For a copy of the standards utilized in each lesson, click here.

To schedule an educator to come to your classroom: contact Anna Hamrick, M&G’s Museum on the Move Coordinator via this scheduling form, or at ahamrick@bju.edu, or 864.770.1331. She will coordinate fees and educator availability.

 

Digital Lessons:

These engaging digital lessons include a Teacher’s Guide (for use in your classroom or remotely), a lesson video, a demonstration video (for the related art project), list of the standards the lesson meets, and related project printables. The following digital lessons are available:

  • Poetry & Art: Writing Colorfully (for 1st-2nd, 3rd-5th, 6th-8th)
  • Propaganda & Art: WWI (for 4th-8th grade)
  • Industrial Revolution (for 5th-8th grade)
  • Careers in Art (for 6th-9th grade)
  • Art of Illustration (for 4th-6th grade)

For a description of the digital lessons in PDF, click here.

To register for digital lessons for your classroom or school (due to COVID-19 limitations or traveling distance): contact Anna Hamrick, M&G’s Museum on the Move Coordinator via this scheduling form, or at ahamrick@bju.edu, or 864.770.1331.

Fees: 

  • Digital Lessons for 1 Classroom Teacher: $50 per lesson access (used as many times as needed during 1 semester)
  • Digital Lessons for a School: $200 per academic year for full access to all lessons (used by any teacher as many times as needed during the entire school year)

 

If you’d like to understand a little more detail about how Museum on the Move works, listen to this February 2021 podcast about the program, featuring our education staff:

 

 

Museum on the Move is part of M&G’s Arts Encounter K-12 programming.

 

Homeschool Days: 2022-2023

The Renaissance Revealed

Old traditions were replaced with new ideas during the diverse span of the Renaissance (1400-1600). Join us monthly in recognizing notable lives that shaped the modern world. Through an interactive, 75-minute lesson and related art activity, students 5-14 will discover the lasting impact these individuals left on history, science, thought, and, of course, art!

Each lesson is open to both elementary and middle school students. Parent attendance is optional. Review our FAQs, which cover arrival and even co-op questions.

Location: Mack Building (on the campus of Bob Jones University)

Time: one Thursday and Friday, monthly at 10AM and 2PM

Fees per Lesson: Children–$8; adults–$3

Further Resources: Electronic Activity Sheets

Registration for Fall (first semester) lessons are full. Please plan to join us for Spring sessions by registering here.

 

First Semester Topics:

September 1, 2–Giotto: Gifted Artist

October 13, 14–Brunelleschi: Engineer of the Impossible

December 8, 9–The Medici: Patrons of the Renaissance

Note: this session is postponed from the original dates of November 10, 11

 

Second Semester Topics:

February 9, 10–Martin Luther: Fervent Reformer

March 9, 10–Michelangelo: Illustrious Master

April 20, 21–Shakespeare: Playful Playwright

Tours

Specialized Focus Tours (for adults)

Cultural Discovery Tours (for K-12 students)

The following tours are available for groups of at least 10 or more by reservation only according to scheduling availability. Tours are 45 minutes in length. Schedule at least two weeks in advance. Request tours HERE. 

Fees:

Students (K5-12): educational discounts are available

Adults (College age and above): $5 per person

Note: There is a non-refundable reservation fee to book your tour.

 

Luther’s Journey: Experience the History 

Gustafson Fine Arts Center, campus of Bob Jones University

For adults and students (6th-12th grade)

This focus exhibition features paintings from M&G’s internationally respected Old Master collection.  Tour the exhibit and take a closer look at the man, Martin Luther, by understanding more about his life’s circumstances in the 1500s—a plague circling Europe, the scarcity and inaccessibility of books, the normalcy of illiteracy, and the exacting authority of church and state. Luther’s life journey reminds us that ordinary people can be used by God to inspire extraordinary and enduring change.

 

Benjamin West: The Father of American Painting

War Memorial Chapel, campus of Bob Jones University

For adults and students (3rd-12th grade)

From an aspiring artist in rural Pennsylvania plucking the hairs of his cat’s tail for a home-made paintbrush to working as History Painter to the King of England during the Revolutionary War, Benjamin West led a remarkable life of influence, and his paintings detail his story of amazing opportunities! Tour this monumental collection of paintings commissioned by King George III and discover their significance in history.

Request tour HERE or call for more information: (864) 770-1331

Kids Create! 2023

 

Elements of Art

For first-time kindergartners or rising 1st graders

If you have a K5 child that doesn’t want to miss out on fun with art, then bring your beginner to M&G for a special kindergarten camp focused on the Elements of Art.  Your child will enjoy multiple art projects, age-appropriate lessons, interactive games, and snacks while learning about line, shape, color, and texture. This 5-day morning camp will keep your young starter so engaged, he won’t even know he’s learning!

Note: K5 campers must turn 5 years old by September 1, 2023

 

Art Around the World

1st—6th grade (ages 6-12)

Italy, China, Egypt, Australia! Students will learn about animal symbolism, colors, patterns and much more as they explore different art forms from around the globe. This 5-day morning camp includes artistic and cultural discoveries, snacks, and new friends, and it concludes with a special art exhibition for young creatives to showcase their week’s adventures.

 

Registration will open in January 2023.

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Location: Bob Jones Academy (on the campus of Bob Jones University)

Time: 9:30AM — Noon, daily

Camp Weeks for 2023:

  • June 5-9; Art Exhibition & Reception, June 9
  • June 12-16; Art Exhibition & Reception, June 16
  • June 19-23; Art Exhibition & Reception, June 23

On Fridays:

Students, parents, and families are invited to attend the Friday Art Exhibition and Reception at the end of Kids Create! each week.

Time: Fridays at 11 AM (June 9, 16 and 23)

Location: Academy Auditorium, campus of Bob Jones University