At the Taft Museum of Art, our art experiences promote critical thinking, creativity, and visual literacy skills. We aim to foster the development of the four Cs of 21st-century learning: critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity.
Please note: activities are currently virtual only. Learn more here.
Busing assistance is available upon request for schools with demonstrated need.
Get your passport ready! Take an imaginary trip around the world with artworks from the Taft’s collection. We provide the passport and you fill in your stories. (1–1.5 hours, max 75 students)
Visual Arts/Social Studies
From home to museum, learn about the history of our historic house and the people who lived here before it became a museum. We will meet them through their portraits and discover their stories. Students will make a collage portrait of an imaginary person. (1.5 hours, max 60 students)
Journey through landscapes, meet people in portraits, and discover the stories depicted in paintings on canvas, wooden panels, ceramics, and enamel. Students will make their own paintings. (2 hours, max 60 students)
Meet the people who contributed to the development of the Ohio Valley through role-playing at a party hosted by Annie Taft. Tour the Museum and, through their portraits, meet the Tafts, who gave us this house and its artworks. Students will also get to know Ohio artists by looking at their paintings. (1.5 hours, max 40 students)
These tours provide students with engaging conversations and learning opportunities centered around special exhibitions.