WHAT IS SCREEN IT!?
Mexic-Arte Museum’s Screen It! program introduces underserved students, between ages 10 and 17, to principles of screen printing and related careers in the arts. Practicing artist educators conduct courses at local schools. For younger students, artist educators guide them through a basic introduction of screen printing techniques –from the creation of stencils to a final poster design project. For teens, Screen It! provides the opportunity to learn the Adobe Photoshop interface as a means of creative expression. Students experience the serigraphy process by creating their very own t-shirts and related products at a local print studio. All Mexic-Arte education programs are TEKS aligned. Funding for this program is generously provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the CYD Program funded through a grant from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services through the City of Austin.
Guided tours of Mexic–Arte Museum exhibitions provide students and adults with a unique cultural experience. Tours are an engaging way to expose all age groups to current exhibitions and a fun opportunity to learn about Mexican and Mexican American art from Mexic–Arte Museum’s knowledgeable staff. Below are downloadable Gallery Guides from recent exhibitions.
Family Days are held four times per year at the museum and are provided at no charge. Event activities are crafted around exhibition concepts and encourage families to reflect on their gallery experience through collaboration and hands–on art making.
Each year, AMOA–Arthouse, Blanton Museum of Art, and Mexic–Arte Museum team up to present the Summer Teacher Institute: Art Happening Now series. This annual teacher workshop utilizes the concepts and processes of contemporary art in the classroom. Through fun and practical workshops over two days at multiple institutions, teachers gain the tools they need to bring art alive in the classroom. Sessions include hands-on activities, curator tours, artist presentations, printed resources, discussion groups, on-site lesson plan creation, and more.
Exhibition–specific Gallery Guides may supplement a gallery tour or be used in the classroom as part of a post–tour activity. Below are downloadable Gallery Guides from recent exhibitions:
AZTEC & MAYA REVIVAL
COLORS ON CLAY
25TH ANNIVERSARY PERMANENT COLLECTION EXHIBITION: A LEGACY OF CHANGE
IMAGINING MEXICO: EXPRESSIONS IN POPULAR CULTURE
31K PORTRAITS FOR PEACE
DAY OF THE DEAD
LA CATRINA MINI PINATA