HUNTER MUSEUM & EDUCATORS
ARTSBUILD Imagine! PROGRAM – 5TH GRADE
Imagine!, an arts education program created by ArtsBuild in 2010, gives students an early, systematic introduction to the arts and local arts organizations. Through the program, all public elementary schools in Hamilton County can send their students (grades K-5) on a field trip to experience the arts at no cost to families or the school. The 2022-2023 school year is the first full year that Fifth Grade will participate in the program.
Each grade level is paired with the following program partners:
- Kindergarten – Creative Discovery Museum
- First Grade – Chattanooga Theatre Centre
- Second Grade – Chattanooga Ballet
- Third Grade – Chattanooga Symphony & Opera
- Fourth Grade – SoLit Theatre Express
- Fifth Grade – Sculpture Fields at Montague Park
- Fifth Grade – Hunter Museum of American Art
Teachers appreciate participating in the Imagine! program because the arts experiences integrate well with state standard curriculum to enhance learning in the classroom. Kelly Shimel, Fine Arts Coordinator for Hamilton County Schools, says, “Arts education and programming helps students develop vital communication and problem-solving skills. Through the support of ArtsBuild, all Hamilton County School elementary school students have access to arts programming which provides equitable access to arts experiences that help our students thrive and experience a future without limits! We are also excited that field trips will resume this year, as nothing can quite replace experiencing the arts in a hands-on or physical performance setting.”
Each semester, the Hunter partners with teachers interested in connecting with the museum collection. Fellows have the opportunity to bring students to the museum at a discounted rate and to showcase student work in the museum with a celebration of their talent at the end of each semester.
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The Hunter offers space to exhibit student work on a monthly basis to celebrate the hard work and creative talents of young artists.
Tell us how you have responded to Hunter Museum’s collection! The Education Studio Hall Student Gallery provides a 33 x 4 ft. display wall space that can accommodate 2-D works and limited 3-D works that do not project out more than six inches and that can be hung on a flat wall with nails or push pins. Documentation of work and the lesson process is also encouraged!
Please fill out the following application which contains detailed information about how to hang work at the Hunter. Please email Manager of School and Community Programs, Kris Bespalec at firstname.lastname@example.org, after the form has been filled out to confirm your application was received and to finalize plans for installation if approved. Thank you!
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September: Howard High School
October: CCA and Wauhatchie Forest School
November: Wauhatchie Forest School and Normal Park
December: Walker Valley High School
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February: Hunter Teen Artists
March: Signal Mountain Middle High School
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