Current Art Lab Themes
Students explore the ICA’s architecture, special exhibitions, and/or permanent collection with a guided tour, then delve into their own hands-on investigations and problem solving with a related art-making activity in the Bank of America Art Lab.
Organized around major themes in current exhibitions, our Tour + Art Lab programs are offered in two-hour blocks (approximately one hour gallery visit and one hour Art Lab). This combined program is offered during the below dates and times. Advance registration must be made three weeks prior to program start date:
Tuesday, Wednesday OR Thursday:
11 am–1 pm OR
For After-School Groups Only:
Thursdays: 4 - 6 pm
To book a Guided Tour and Art Lab visit, complete the GROUP VISIT REGISTRATION FORM for K–12 School and Youth Groups at least three weeks in advance to receive the discounted group rate. For more information, email email@example.com.
Note: Tours work with a varied selection of artworks from the ICA permanent collection and special exhibitions.Typical tours provide an opportunity for visitors to look at highlights of ICA architecture, visit multiple ICA galleries, and make comparisons.
INTRODUCTION TO CONTEMPORARY ART AND IDEAS
ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN
Tour the galleries to discover and discuss works of art on view as well as the building's architecture. Hands-on projects for students in grades K–5 involve designing structurally sound buildings and neighborhoods. For middle school and high-school students, art-making activities transform 2D materials into 3D forms, working with a variety of media.
THE ART OF NICK CAVE: CREATING SECOND SKINS
February 5 – May 4, 2014
Students take an in depth tour including focus and discussion on works by visual and performance artist Nick Cave. Studio work includes 2D collage inside figurative silhouettes using a variety of recycled and repurposed materials to create personal works evoking a "second skin" of each student's own imagining.
WHAT MAKES A PAINTING?
GIVE MORE THAN YOU TAKE
June 5 – September 1
Focus on works by artist Jim Hodges in the exhibition Give More Than You Take and investigate the many meanings we associate with “give and take.” Art making will include use of repurposed materials and mixed media that children and teens will transform into ‘squares’ for our collective tapestry. Participants will have the opportunity to exchange their artworks with others in their group or outside their group as well as to display their work in the Bank of America Art Lab.
*Free admission is available for teachers who would like to preview the exhibition. For information please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a pre-visit.