Fuller Craft Museum and Brockton Public Schools (BPS) have had a decades-long standing partnership utilizing Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) techniques, a research-based teaching method that improves critical thinking and language skills through discussions of art objects. VTS encourages participation and self-confidence, especially among students who struggle.
The Museum works closely with BPS teachers and administrators to provide field trip opportunities for BPS students to visit the museum and engage with our collections and exhibitions as a part of their classroom curriculum each year. Students learn to look closely, discuss art, and think critically during their guided tours. Students will listen and learn from each other, make connections to their classroom experience, and explore works of art and craft through themes that are relevant, engaging, and thought-provoking.
Over the years, the program has developed and changed based on the needs of the schools and the resources available at Fuller Craft Museum. Currently, we offer annual guided tours for all third and fifth grade students, as well as hands-on “Discovery Tours” for K – 1 students.
Fuller Craft Museum would like to thank 3M, and other private donors for helping us to fulfill this crucial part of our mission, inspiring the hearts and minds of our young Brocktonians through an intimacy with contemporary craft.
To book a field trip for your school or group, please contact: Education Coordinator, Sage Brousseau.