K-12 Collaborative Arts Education

Krannert Art Museum is actively involved in developing programs with schools, teachers, and other community partners that encourage students to deepen their understanding of art and the work of the museum.

If you would like to discuss how to bring these programs to your organization or if you have other ideas to suggest, please contact us.


Krannert Art Museum—Week at the Museum

In this program, classes of elementary school students have the unique opportunity to attend school at Krannert Art Museum for an entire week. The interdisciplinary, arts-focused curriculum is developed in partnership between KAM, the schoolteachers, and teacher collaborators from the Center for Education in Small Urban Communities, which is part of the College of Education. Each KAM–WAM week ends with a reception for the families.

KAM–WAM was developed and piloted by Wiley Elementary School in Urbana in September 2011. Since then, the program has expanded to more Champaign and Urbana elementary schools.

Program details and application

Sponsored in part by Champaign Unit 4 Schools, Close Friend Foundation, Harold G. and Nancy A. Diamond in memory of Dorothy R. Altman, Kathleen Harleman, John and Alice Pfeffer, Robert and Bonnie Switzer, Edward and Nancy Tepper, and the Office of Public Engagement

Art Speak Teen Program

Krannert Art Museum has offered Art Speak at Rantoul Township High School (RTHS) since 2006. Each year, twelve RTHS high school student interns experience the multifaceted, multi-culturally oriented offerings at KAM—including its collections, programs, and community events. Interns attend selected KAM events, study artwork in the museum's galleries, staff activity tables, teach children about art, express themselves creatively using different art forms, and document their experiences.

Krannert Art Museum would like to bring the Art Speak Teen Program to your high school. For more information, please contact us.

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