School Tours

School Tours

Longview Museum of Fine Arts is pleased to provide enlightening learning experiences for the students in our community. It is our hope to encourage critical and creative thinking within our youth in order to help develop an appreciation for the visual arts.

At LMFA we provide learning beyond the classroom. To help our teachers plan their educational visit, we have listed the TEKS requirements that are addressed during your tour. Click the tabs below to view requirements for each respective grade:

TEKS Alignment with Tour Activities – First Grade


  • §117.105. Art, Grade 1

    b) Knowledge and skills.
    (1) Foundations: observation and perception.
    The student develops and expands visual literacy skills using critical thinking, imagination, and the senses to observe and explore the world by learning, understanding, and applying the elements of art and principles of design. The student uses what the student sees, knows, and has experienced as sources for examining, understanding, and creating artworks.

    (2) Creative expression.
    The student communicates ideas through original artworks using a variety of media with appropriate skills.
    (A) invent images that combine a variety of lines, shapes, colors, textures, and forms;
    (B) place components in orderly arrangements to create designs; and
    (C) increase manipulative skills necessary for using a variety of materials to produce drawings, paintings, prints, constructions, and sculptures, including modeled forms.

    (3) Historical and cultural relevance.
    The student demonstrates an understanding of art history and culture by analyzing artistic styles, historical periods, and a variety of cultures. The student develops global awareness and respect for the traditions and contributions of diverse cultures. The student is expected to:
    (A) identify simple ideas expressed in artworks through different media;
    (B) demonstrate an understanding that art is created globally by all people throughout time;
    (C) discuss the use of art in everyday life; and
    (D) relate visual art concepts to other disciplines.

  • LMFA Student Objectives

    Using a variety of strategies, students are encouraged to:
    Look | Describe | Think | Connect
    while on a docent tour.


  • §113.12. Social Studies, Grade 1

    (15) Culture.
    The student understands the importance of family and community beliefs, customs, language, and traditions. The student is expected to:
    (A) describe and explain the importance of various beliefs, customs, language, and traditions of families and communities; and
    (B) explain the way folktales and legends such as Aesop’s fables reflect beliefs, customs, language, and traditions of communities.


  • §110.12. English Language Arts and Reading, Grade 1

    (27) Listening and Speaking/Listening.
    Students use comprehension skills to listen attentively to others in formal and informal settings. Students continue to apply earlier standards with greater complexity. Students are expected to:
    (A) listen attentively to speakers and ask relevant questions to clarify information; and
    (B) follow, restate, and give oral instructions that involve a short related sequence of actions.

    (28) Listening and Speaking/Speaking.
    Students speak clearly and to the point, using the conventions of language. Students continue to apply earlier standards with greater complexity. Students are expected to share information and ideas about the topic under discussion, speaking clearly at an appropriate pace, using the conventions of language.

  • LMFA Student Objectives

    Students are led through the museum in a formal manner with the expectation of following the rules and listening to the information given by the docent.
    Through question and response, students have the opportunity to communicate ideas, opinions and thoughts regarding the artwork.

Student Tour Pricing

Tours last approximately 1½ hours, but are easily modified to adjust for any time constraints or allowances.
All scheduled groups receive a docent tour and an art project relevant to the exhibit. Art projects are available for groups of 35 or less.

Elementary

$1 per student

+$4 to Add an Art Project
+$9 to Add a Canvas or Watercolor Paper Art Project
($25 minimum)
Teacher & Chaperones are Free
1 adult per 12 children
Maximum 40 children
(larger groups can be staggered)

Middle School

$1 per student

+$4 to Add an Art Project
+$9 to Add a Canvas or Watercolor Paper Art Project
($25 minimum)
Teacher & Chaperones Free
1 adult per 15 children

High School

$1 per student

+$4 to Add an Art Project
+$9 to Add a Canvas or Watercolor Paper Art Project
($25 minimum)
Teacher & Chaperones Free
1 adult per 20 children

For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact Pilar McLemore @903.753.8103/email: arted@lmfa.org.