Students

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.

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.

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.

Explore The Arts With The Morris!

The Augusta Teen Arts Council

Hide and Seek Open Call for Artworks

The Morris Museum of Art Teen Council is accepting submissions for an exhibition of teen artwork at Westobou Gallery in downtown Augusta. The show aims to focus on these key ideas: What are you hiding from? What are you looking for? Participants may interpret and explore what identity means to them. Consider reflecting on who you are becoming, the experiences you have gone through, and any qualities that define you.

Artwork in any medium and size will be considered, but all works must be created within your high school years. Send images of artworks along with the title, size, date, and medium with subject line "Hide and Seek" to andrea.clark@themorris.org

Deadline to submit: September 15th, 2022. Selected artists will be notified via email by October 1.

The Morris Museum Teen Council is a free public program for students aged 14-17. Since April 2022, participants have been meeting to discuss curating strategies and attend talks with gallerists, artists, and art writers. In partnership with Westobou Gallery, the program culminates in November 2022 with a group-curated exhibition of teen artwork.

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 2023.
  • 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 2 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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