Kids in the Gallery
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.
Program Director Elizabeth Healy is a retired elementary school teacher with a passion for the Kids in the Gallery program. Working with teachers at local schools, Elizabeth creates a meaningful field trip that enhances existing curriculum goals for the participating grade levels.
For more information, please call RiverArts at 410 778 6300 or email Executive Director Maria Wood at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chestertown Christian Academy
315 High Street, Suite 108