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Kids in the Gallery is a program that seeks to promote visual literacy and art appreciation. Teachers and students in grades 1-5 are invited to a guided tour of the various exhibits at RiverArts Gallery in downtown Chestertown, MD. Students have the opportunity to participate in a follow-up activity at the KidSPOT studio next door.

In addition, this program fosters interest in our creative community as well as promoting self -esteem by encouraging children to return to the gallery with their families to serve as guides for the exhibit they previously viewed.

Visual literacy is a crucial 21st century skill, which enables learners to recognize, interpret,understand and appreciate information presented visually through actions, objects and symbols. Whether natural or man-made the ability to view images critically is an important skill included in state and national school standards.

Elizabeth Healy is the program director. She is a retired elementary school teacher who has conducted this program successfully in the past. She looks forward to working with the teachers at your school to create a meaningful field trip that will enhance existing curriculum goals for the grade levels served.

 

 

 

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