Virtual Field Trips with Gadsden Arts

Experience Art at Gadsden Arts from the Classroom or at Home

Gadsden Arts' Virtual Field Trips offer live programs for your students to engage with art at the museum virtually. Like all of Gadsden Arts' field trips, this program can be catered to fit your curriculum. On this website, you'll find lesson plans, curriculum standards, program requirements and more. Virtual Field Trips are available for students in the classroom, students who are distance learning from public, private, and homeschools. 

Frequently Asked Questions

01.

What grades can participate?

Gadsden Arts has provided lesson plans for 2nd & 3rd grade, as well as lessons for grades 6-8 and 9-12, however we are happy to adapt the program for any grade level. 


02.

What are the technology needs?

You will need a webcam, large screen for the students, microphone, speakers, Zoom account, and a stable internet connection. For students doing distance learning, we recommend a computer or tablet, not a phone due to the small screen size, but any device with the ability to use Zoom will work. 

03.

What standards will this program teach?

Gadsden Arts Virtual Field Trips address curriculum standards in visual art, reading, history, and more. Primarily, these programs develop Critical Thinking and Reflecting; Skills, Techniques, & Processes; and Historical and Global Connections

Featured Virtual Field Trips

Hofmann to Warhol: Abstract Expressionism to Pop Art in America

The Gadsden Arts Center & Museum chronicled the story of America’s journey from its first major art movement, Abstract Expressionism, begun in the 1940s, to the viral Pop Art explosion in the 1960s; a dramatic and literal dramatic shift in the fine art world away from the individual’s artistic expression to a concentration on mass culture and the media perspective.

This exhibition includes artists whose work is the epitome of these movements such as Josef Albers, Robert Anuszkiewicz, Helen Frankenthaler, Sam Gilliam, Hans Hofmann, Joan Mitchell, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, and Andy Warhol. 

This exhibition was curated by Angie Barry, from the esteemed collections of the Harn Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, the Art Bridges Foundation, and the Florida State University Museum of Fine Art.

Tour Topics: abstract art, pop art, color and movement in art

Art Project: Stuart Davis-inspired colored pencil drawing

Clyde Butcher: America the Beautiful

Clyde Butcher is an acclaimed photographer who has made it his mission to photograph and document wild and natural places across America for the last 50 years. He grew up in California and later relocated to Florida, finding peace and his life's mission within the Everglades. In this photographic exhibit, America the Beautiful, whose content stretches from the Redwood forests of California to the Everglades swamps of Florida, Butcher has captured the essence of our natural spaces and treasured landscapes. His images document the changing environment, capturing what is there today and encouraging us to enjoy the beauty of wilderness. He raises awareness of our remote places and the species who live there, allowing us a serene adventure through his lens. Clyde's images in this exhibition present the diverse places of wilderness and respite found throughout all of America and allow us to appreciate the beauty across our land.

Tour Topics: black and white photography, environmental conservation, composition & contrast in art. 

Art Project: black and white nature collage 

Select a Tour

Tour for 2nd & 3rd Grade

Guided virtual tour featuring discussions of abstract art, pop art, and 20th century American history, and an art project inspired by the exhibitions. 

Free Virtual Tour
  • Free art supplies included for Gadsden County students
  • $2 per student optional art supplies for out of county
  • Up to 60 students
  • Live discussions about art
  • View from anywhere
  • Read along
  • Reading & Visual Arts
  • Pre-Field Trip Lesson
  • Post-Field Trip Lesson

Tour for Middle School

Guided virtual tour featuring discussions of abstract art, pop art, and an art project inspired by the exhibitions. 

Free Virtual Tour
  • Free art supplies included for Gadsden County students
  • $2 per student optional art supplies for out of county
  • Up to 60 students
  • Live discussions about art
  • View from anywhere
  • Practice Research Skills
  • Visual Arts & Writing
  • Pre-Field Trip Lesson
  • Post-Field Trip Lesson

Tour for High School

Guided virtual tour featuring discussions of abstract art, pop art, influences of post-war events on art, and an art project inspired by the exhibitions. 

Free Virtual Tour
  • Free art supplies included for Gadsden County students
  • $2 per student optional art supplies for out of county
  • Up to 60 students
  • Live discussions about art
  • View from anywhere
  • Historical Discussions
  • Visual Arts & Social Studies
  • Pre-Field Trip Lesson
  • Post-Field Trip Lesson

Testimonials

"We really appreciate the Anissa and the Gadsden Art Center & Museum for supporting the Third Grade Reading Project! The students and staff enjoyed the story, tour, art project, etc and we are thankful for the art supplies."

Gadsden County Schools 3rd Grade Reading Camp

Schedule a Virtual Field Trip

Please use the form below to email our Education Director, Anissa Ford to request a virtual field trip. Please include your school name, expected attendance, grade level, and requested date for your virtual field trip in your email.

Virtual Field Trip Sponsors

Sunnyside Farm Management Co.

Generous support for this project provided by Art Bridges. Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. Funding was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this website do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.