Participate in conversational, active learning.
Guided visits invite school-age students to make connections between art, curriculum, social and cultural contexts, and their lives. Open-ended conversations sparked by compelling works of art encourage students to construct interpretations, use critical thinking and evidential reasoning, and develop social and emotional skills.
di Rosa’s gallery lessons support California Common Core State Standards and classroom learning objectives through research-based arts integration teaching strategies, and can be adapted to meet the needs of English Language learners. Gallery lessons vary in length, from sixty minutes to two hours and often incorporate active learning strategies such as drawing, manipulatives, writing, and drama-based instruction.
When you plan a trip to di Rosa, our enthusiastic and knowledgeable education team will create a flexible plan to meet the needs of your curriculum and the interests of your students. In addition, di Rosa educators are trained to select developmentally appropriate artworks.
Please note the following when making your reservation:
- Guided visit admission is $3 per student
- Up to 60 students can be accommodated per two-hour block
- We request 1 chaperone per 10 students grades 1-12
- We request 1 chaperone per 8 students grades PK-K
- Reservations must be submitted three weeks before your proposed field trip date
- Additional chaperones will be asked to pay regular admission
Special Exhibition Tour: Building a Different Model: Selections from the di Rosa Collection
Take a deep dive into the topics and artists featured in di Rosa’s special exhibition, Building a Different Model: Selections from the di Rosa Collection. Focused on the special exhibition in Gallery 1, this visit will provide students time to stretch and explore through activities designed to develop interpretive, analytical, and communication skills. Recommended for grades 7-12.
Special Exhibition Tour: Viola Frey: Center Stage
Take a deep dive into the topics and artists featured in di Rosa’s special exhibition, Viola Frey: Center Stage. Focused on the special exhibition in Gallery 2, this visit will provide students time to stretch and explore through activities designed to develop interpretive, analytical, and communication skills. Recommended for grades 7-12.
@ di Rosa
What makes di Rosa unique? Students will sample artworks in and outside the galleries as they learn about the history of the property, region, and the legacy of Northern California art and artists. This visit will incorporate memorable and stimulating activities that encourage the development of close looking and critical thinking skills. Recommended for grades 3-12.
Our Contemporary Moment
What is social justice? Our Contemporary Momentasks students to consider the role of social justice in their daily lives through critical examination with an emphasis on empathy and perspective-taking. This guided visit will encourage students to question their perspectives and stance on issues as they analyze current events presented through the lens of artwork on view at di Rosa. A pre-visit lesson will be provided to further contextualize the learning experience. Recommended for grades 7-12.
Explore artworks found throughout di Rosa’s grounds, including the Sculpture Meadow and Courtyard. Visits are entirely outdoors. In the event of rain, @ di Rosa will be offered (indoors only). Recommended for grades PK-12.
Art Lit seamlessly incorporates visual literacy and language arts skills into the museum visit. Gallery activities and drama-based instruction bring carefully selected works of art to life, as students engage in close looking, expressive writing, and storytelling activities—to name a few. Recommended for grades PK-5.
The option to self-guide is available to educators who wish to directly instruct their students. A pre-visit to the campus is required for planning purposes. Available to grades 9-12.
We are committed to removing financial barriers for PK-12 schools with demonstrated financial need. Free admission and limited free busses are available.
di Rosa Studio
Add a 30 minute studio to your experience for $2 per student. This option may be added before or after your visit, and will be tailored to complement what your students will see and discuss in the galleries.
Need a place for lunch? Groups are welcome to reserve the Olive Grove for a 30-minute brown-bag picnic after exploring the galleries and grounds. This option is free of charge and weather permitting; in the case of inclement weather, we offer the option to picnic in our Program Hub. All trash, compost, and recycling must be packed out.
Save The Date
AUGUST 24, 2019
10 AM – 4 PM
FREE ADMISSION WITH SCHOOL ID
FREE FOR K-12 EDUCATORS
Back to School / Back to di Rosa Educator’s Open House
Make di Rosa part of your back to school plans! Drop in at your leisure during di Rosa’s Educator’s Open House. Preview exhibitions, self-guide the grounds, and receive special resources just for teachers. Make the most of your time by taking an Educator’s Tour.