Experience: ART Field Trip Program at Madden Arts Center

October 1st, 2019

The Decatur Area Arts Council is offering Experience: ART field trips at the Madden Arts Center, 125 N. Water St. in downtown Decatur.  Field trips are available throughout the school year to tour and discuss the current gallery exhibit then experience a hands-on art workshop related to the exhibit.  The lessons are designed to develop perceptual skills, an ability to talk about art and personal creativity.  Experiences include creating mixed media abstracts, portraits, and clay as well as other painting and drawing projects with a variety of media.  A schedule of available field trip dates for grades K-8 during the 2019–2020 school year is available online at  Public, private, and home school groups as well as youth groups can schedule a field trip.  Special arrangements can be made for preschool and high school age students.  Even adults can arrange for their organization, social group or class to participate in a field trip.

The fee for school classes is $75 for a group up to 27 students.  A limited number of scholarships is available for youth groups, schools or other organizations who may not otherwise be able to participate.

This program is funded in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency. For more information, contact the Decatur Area Arts Council at 423-3189.

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