Tour, Learn, and Create!

Morris Museum of Art tour programs are designed to support Georgia and South Carolina curricula. Tours are interdisciplinary and enhance classroom learning in social studies, language arts, and visual arts. Tours are also participatory, engaging students in discussions and small-group assignments

Photo: Laura Fulmer

Ongoing Tours

Art Elements! - Grades Pre-K – 1

Learn about basic art elements by exploring a variety of artworks and hands-on props.

Optional studio activity: clay relief sculpture.

Curriculum connections: visual art, math, language arts.

The Painter's Eye - For Grades 3-12

Explore the different techniques painters use to create works of art by viewing and discussing a variety of painting styles and taking part in hands-on activities.

Optional art project: acrylic painting on canvas.

Curriculum connections: visual art, math, language arts.

African American Art & Artists - Grades 3–12

Bring the history of African American people in the South to life through the study and interpretation of art.

Optional art activity: mixed-media weaving.

Curriculum connections: visual art, math. language arts.

Math & Art - Grades 4–12

Travel through the museum discovering art and math concepts every step of the way. The tour complements current fourth–sixth grade math GPS standards.

Optional art activity: radial design drawing.

Curriculum connections: math and visual arts.

Combining Voices Tour - Grades 4–12

Georgia Studies: Art and Artifacts - Grades 2–5 & 8

View and interpret art and objects that relate Georgia history. A classroom resource kit is available for checkout.

Optional art activity: accordion book construction.

Curriculum connections: visual art, Georgia history, and social studies.

Optional cooperative tour at the Augusta Museum of History available upon request.

From Cotton to Cloth - Grades 3–12

Discover the story of cotton through an exploration of African American history and the Industrial Revolution in Augusta. Program begins at the Morris Museum and ends with a boat ride and tour at the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area. Offered on Tuesdays only. Maximum of 36 participants (including chaperones).

Curriculum connections: visual art, Georgia history, and social studies.

A Boy Named Woodrow Wilson - Grades 3–8

Explore a variety of paintings that relate the history of Augusta and Georgia, and continue the story at the Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson. Maximum of 40 students.

Curriculum connections: visual art, Georgia history, and social studies.

Explore The Arts With The Morris!

The Augusta Teen Arts Council

The ATAC provides  a chance for students ages 13–17 to learn more about the Augusta arts community and to take part in special art-making programs.

Combining Voices

Sponsored by the Cullum Foundation, is a literary competition that showcases the stories and poems of students in grades 4–12.

Student Membership

The Morris offers a special, low-cost membership category just for students!

Create these simple activities at home with your child.

Combining Voices Literary Competition and Tour

Take the Tour

Learn how to correlate art and literature during the Combining Voices tour. Led by experienced docents, students analyze paintings, discuss literature concepts, and complete targeted writing activities. An optional hands-on art activity or poetry writing workshop designed to enhance the tour experience is available upon request.

  • Tours last 45 minutes.
  • FREE for public school students; $2 each for private and homeschool students; FREE for teachers and chaperones.
  • There is an additional $2 per participant for all students for the optional hands-on activity.
  • Tour dates: now through March 2022. Masks required for unvaccinated individuals.
  • Book your tour today by calling 706-828-3867.

Combining Voices

Combining Voices is a special literary competition and tour opportunity designed for students in grades 4 through 12. The program encourages participants to respond visually and verbally to selected paintings from the Morris Museum’s permanent collection. While students do not have to visit the museum to enter, experiencing the objects firsthand is highly recommended. Visit the links below for complete competition guidelines and entry forms. 

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