Programs for Schools
Cranbrook Art Museum would like to welcome your class to the Cranbrook campus! From its outset, the Cranbrook Educational Community has fostered a spirit of innovation and creativity in the fields of art, architecture, and design. It is from this legacy of ingenuity that Cranbrook Art Museum has developed a multifaceted range of educational programming that caters to learners of all ages and abilities, from kindergarten through collegiate. Through object-based inquiry, students will engage with a selection of works drawn from current exhibitions, the Art Museum collection, and the Cranbrook campus. In the programs listed below, museum educators will lead students in compelling discussions that provoke critical thinking and facilitate enriched learning experiences.
The Cranbrook Art Museum offers ART FOR ALL: Art-Making Workshops for all ages! These workshops offer hands-on art-making experiences for visitors of all ages (students and adults!). Each workshop provides an engaging experience with the great exhibitions and collections in the museum plus opportunities to create original works of art. Two-hour workshop: $15/student, 15-25 students per group recommended; maximum 50 students. Chaperones required for student groups.
Visit the Cranbrook Art Museum and tour our vaults! There is a $6 charge per student, and one free chaperone is required for every ten students. Scheduling is based on program availability and number of students.
|Collections Vault Tour:
Students will be given access to the Cranbrook Art Museum vaults to see where art is stored when it is not on display. Educators will introduce the idea of collecting, and engage discussions about various objects from behind the scenes at the museum. This program allows students to take a closer look at ceramics, painting, furniture, and textiles. 30-60 minutes
|Saarinen House Tour
Explore historic Saarinen House, the home of Finnish-American architect Eliel Saarinen, located in the heart of Cranbrook Academy of Art. Designed in the late 1920s, Saarinen House served as the home and studio of the Saarinen family—Eliel, Loja, Pipsan, and Eero, and today is considered an art deco design masterwork. 60 minutes, available May-October
To schedule your school visit, contact Kelly Lyons at 248-645-3314, or firstname.lastname@example.org.