PHOENIX – Eighth grade studio art students from the Phoenix Central School District took their studies out of the classroom and into a museum during a recent field trip.
The Emerson J. Middle School students visited the Everson Museum of Art, where they viewed special exhibits, toured the museum’s permanent collection and learned about architecture and ceramics.
Students viewed famous works from a variety of artists and noted the architectural design of the museum itself, created by artist I.M. Pei.
Using their sketchbooks throughout the tour, they recorded details and chose their favorite work of art to formally critique in class using their knowledge of the elements and principles of design.
The tour and transportation were possible thanks to The Richard S. Shineman Foundation Bus Fund, which was established in 2015 to subsidize bus transportation for Oswego County schools to engage in these types of art museum experiences.