The Wright Museum of Art is working to build stronger arts educational programs that benefit and serve the greater Beloit community as well as the College. Merrill Community Center, Boys and Girls Club, and Help Yourself are some of the local organizations that have brought children and teenagers into the museum to engage, wonder, and learn together about the art.
In Fall 2013, Carrie Hatcher ’13 developed and ran arts educational programs for our community partners as an Honors Term project. Carrie lead artsbased discussions called Visual Thinking Strategies at a local elementary school, supplementing the conversations with drawing and movement activities. The programming included such varied activities as story creation, kinesthetic engagements, guided discussion, and art making. Each community program and its activities centered around a current exhibit at the Wright Museum.