Programs

Programs 2016–17

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ASH! (Art, Science & History!): Making Art From the Land
California Indian Living
All Power to the People Program
Black History Month Program
Those Fabulous ‘49ers
Under the Sea: Exploring the World of the Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary

 

ASH! (ART, SCIENCE & HISTORY!): MAKING ART FROM THE LAND
Discover how California’s natural beauty and raw materials have been a source of inspiration and artistic expression for its people in artworks that range from indigenous rock pictographs to paintings of Yosemite.

Grades K–1

  • 60-minute hands-on art workshop during which students make natural paint from organic materials and create an original art piece
  • 30-minute tour in the Gallery of California Art before or after the workshop

Grades 2–6

  • 75-minute hands-on art workshop during which students make natural paint from organic materials and create an original art piece
  • 45-minute tour in the Gallery of California Art before or after the workshop
Dates
October 5–December 16
Days & Times
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 9:30 am–12:30 pm or 9:45 am–12:30 pm (includes a 30 to 60 minute break)
Details upon confirmation.
Fees
$250 per class. Oakland schools may use a code to receive 30% off. If you did not receive an email with discount information at the beginning of the school year, contact groups@museumca.org.

 

CALIFORNIA INDIAN LIVING
Grades 4–5
Explore Native Californian cultures of the past and present. The program includes:

  • A 45-minute discussion with a Native American educator about her cultural history, identity, and legacy.
  • A 90-minute interdisciplinary tour that explores the Museum’s Art, History, and Natural Sciences Galleries, focusing on the California Indian experience.
Dates
October 6–December 16 (no program November 11, 24, or 25)
Days & Times
Thursday and Friday, 11 am–1:45 pm (includes a 30-minute lunch break)
Fees
$250 per class. Oakland schools may use a code to receive 30% off. If you did not receive an email with discount information at the beginning of the school year, contact groups@museumca.org.

 

NEW THIS YEAR!
ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE PROGRAM
Grades 3–7*
Explore the artistic and social impact of the Black Panther Party and uncover the relevance of this iconic movement to the present day. Program includes:

  • A 60-minute self-guided tour of All Power to the People: Black Panthers at 50 (self-guiding materials provided).
  • A 60-minute poster-making workshop utilizing screen-printing techniques, focused on creative expression of social and community issues.

*Please call 510-318-8463 regarding inquiries for Grades 8–12.

Dates
January 4–February 10
Days & Times
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 9:30–11:45 am (does not include lunch break), or 10:45 am–1:15 pm (includes a 30-minute lunch break)
Fees
$250 per class. Oakland schools may use a code to receive 30% off. If you did not receive an email with discount information at the beginning of the school year, contact groups@museumca.org.
PLEASE NOTE: We are currently sold out of this program but are taking names for a wait list. Please email groups@museumca.org for more information.

 

NEW THIS YEAR!
BLACK HISTORY MONTH PROGRAM
Grades K–8
An interactive poster-making workshop follows the Black History Month performance with local a capella group SoVoSo. Students will explore in greater depth themes introduced during the performance and respond with their own creative visions of a more just world.

Dates
February 15–24
Days & Times
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
10 am–12:30 pm (includes a 30-minute lunch break) for Grades K–3
11:30 am–2 pm (includes a 30-minute lunch break) for Grades 4–8
Fees
$250 per class. Oakland schools may use a code to receive 30% off. If you did not receive an email with discount information at the beginning of the school year, contact groups@museumca.org.
Program fee includes admission to Black History Month performance (including all adults/chaperones) for a maximum of 34 students and 15 adults.
PLEASE NOTE: We are currently sold out of this program but are taking names for a wait list. Please email groups@museumca.org for more information.

 

THOSE FABULOUS '49ERs
Grades 4–5
Explore the people, technology, and environmental impact of the California Gold Rush. The visit includes:

  • A 45-minute tour of the Gallery of California History.
  • A 60-minute photo mural exploration and gold panning activity in the Museum Gardens.
Dates
March 15–June 2
Days & Times
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
9:30–11:45 am (includes a 30-minute lunch break)
9:45–11:30 am (does not include lunch break)
12–2 pm (does not include lunch break, two slots available at this time)
Fees
$250 per class. Oakland schools may use a code to receive 30% off. If you did not receive an email with discount information at the beginning of the school year, contact groups@museumca.org.
PLEASE NOTE: We are currently sold out of this program but are taking names for a wait list. Please email groups@museumca.org for more information.

 

UNDER THE SEA: EXPLORING THE WORLD OF THE CORDELL BANK NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY
In the Gallery of California Natural Sciences, discover how the coast of California attracts animals from all over the world in annual migrations that often extend over thousands of miles.

Grades 2–3

  • 60-minute hands-on workshop, focused on adaptation and how the ocean supports a great diversity of life and ecosystems
  • 45-minute interactive tour in the Gallery of California Natural Sciences before or after the workshop

Grades 4–5

  • 60-minute squid dissection lab, focused on squid adaptations and role in the food web, and scientific thought processes
  • 45-minute interactive tour of the Gallery of California Natural Sciences before or after the workshop
Dates
March 22–June 2
Days & Times
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 9:45 am–12:15 am (includes either a 15 or 30-minute break)
Details upon confirmation.
Fees
$250 per class. Oakland schools may use a code to receive 30% off. If you did not receive an email with discount information at the beginning of the school year, contact groups@museumca.org.

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