HCCC understands that enriching encounters with the arts provide children with a more holistic educational experience. Connections to craft can be made in a variety of subject areas, including math, science, English language arts, and social studies. Observation and discussion of artwork promotes literacy and critical thinking skills. Incorporating hands-on components into lessons engages children with different learning styles. HCCC is pleased to offer the following opportunities for educators wishing to integrate craft into the classroom.
- Lesson Plans: Follow the links below to access objective-driven lessons on integrating craft into the core subjects. Each lesson teaches a science, math, social studies, or language arts objective, and a corresponding craft-based art project. Use these lessons in your classroom, or pair them with a visit to HCCC.
- Free Tours for School Groups: HCCC docents are trained to lead students in inquiry based explorations of the exhibition spaces, Craft Garden, and resident artist studios. Tour length and content can be customized to meet group needs. For more information, or to sign up for a tour, click here.
- Workshops: Craft-making workshops give students an opportunity for hands-on learning and promote a deeper engagement with art. Learn more about workshops here.
- Professional Development: HCCC is an accredited CPE provider. To learn more about professional development opportunities for teachers, please contact Education & Programs Manager, Tarina Frank, at 713-529-4848 x 112 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.