For any questions about Education, or to reserve a spot in any class, contact Ellen Balkin: 504.539.9608, or email: email@example.com
Museum without walls
A "Museum without walls," the Ogden Museum of Southern Art's innovative education and outreach programs are specially designed to meet the Museum's core mission - to bring art and people together to explore the rich and varied cultural identities of the South. As one of the country's top resources on Southern art and culture, the Ogden Museum has instituted a complete range of educational initiatives both in the Museum and off-site to ensure that its message will be accessible to audiences across the country and around the world.
Available through the Education Department are extensive materials for students and teachers of all ages to gain and share knowledge on the Southern arts and related topics. Also available is information for planning field trips for grades K-12, classroom resources for teachers including lesson plans and units of study, and special programs for teachers listing training, events, starter ideas and studio workshops.
Docent-led tours on First and Third Saturdays at 2 pm. (By Museum admission.)
Exhibitions (3rd floor Education Gallery)
From Classroom to Gallery Early Childhood Enrichment Program
Students of the Capital One - New Beginnings Charter School Network
with artist Suzanna Ritz
The Ogden Museum of Southern Art and the Capital One - New Beginnings Charter School Network collaborate to create an early enrichment program to enhance literacy in the Pre-K, Kindergarten, and First Grade classes of Pierre A. Capdau, Gentilly Terrace, and Medard H. Nelson Elementary Schools. Approximately 300 children read books with their teachers and discussed related prints of works of art in the Ogden Museum’s collection. They visited the museum to see other related works of art and engaged in art-making activities. Back at their schools, students created art of their own inspired by the books or art they have seen. This exhibition of their work is the culmination of the program.
In the fall 2012 at the schools, teachers read different books for each grade level:
an introduction to museums and art for Pre-K through Matthew’s Dream; Kindergarten learned about collections and found objects in the book The Room of Wonders; and First Grade explored the concept of neighborhood with Tar Beach.
In February, the students returned for their second visit. Pre-K discovered the artist Clementine Hunter in the book Art From Her Heart; Kindergarten focused on color and shape in A Bird or Two: A Story about Henri Matisse; and First Grade read the book Frida about the life of Frida Kahlo and how art is a means of self-expression.
This program would not have been possible without the support of the administrators
of the Capital One – New Beginnings Charter School Network: Sametta Brown, CEO,
and Principals Stephanie Peters-Jackson, and Tracy Guillory, and Deidra Denis-Bradley. Special thanks to Karen Gauthier, literacy coach for the network, who oversaw the program at the schools, coordinated the field trips, and pitched in as a docent for the museum visits.
A very special thanks to art teacher Suzanna Ritz who conceived of and supervised the art projects at the schools.
From Classroom to Gallery is supported by a Target Arts and Culture in Schools Grant and a grant from the MaggieGeorge Foundation.
Classes For Kids
Looking for a summer program that takes place in a new, creative environment? Register now for Saturday Studios, a fun introduction to a variety of art forms at the Ogden Museum!
Each month, three sessions will focus on a particular technique, allowing children to experiment with a wide range of media and perspectives. Children will also tour the museum to connect their own projects to pieces in the Ogden’s collection and exhibitions. Encourage the development of your young artist’s passion for creating in all media! Introducing young children to a variety of art forms can help cultivate hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, visual perception and discrimination, and critical thinking skills.
Saturday Studio: Creations in 3-D - May 4, 11, and 18
Students will explore the world of collage, assemblage, sculpture,
land art and more in this series.
Class Details: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Grades 1st - 4th
Cost: Museum members: $75 per studio
Non-members: $90 per studio
Register for entire series and receive a $10 discount
Contact: Ellen Balkin, 504.539.9608, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ogden Museum of Southern Art offers a variety of creative summer camps for students entering grades 2 through 12.
Camps are filled on a first come/first serve basis and fill up quickly, so register soon!
June 10 – 21
9 am – noon
Students entering grades 2 – 5
Working with local artists and actors, children will learn basic art and performance skills, create the script, props, scenery and more for an original multi-act play performed on the last day of camp.
June 17 – 28
9 am – noon
Students entering grades 8 – 12
Inspired by the photography in the collection of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and the city of New Orleans, students will learn how to create powerful and impactful images. Students will learn the basic elements and foundations of photography including composition, lighting, exposure, and manual functions of their camera. Students will learn how to look at the world around them with a fresh perspective and how to communicate their ideas visually.
The camp will culminate in a student-curated photography exhibit. Students do not need to have prior photography experience.
June 17 – 28
1 pm – 4 pm
Students entering grades 8 – 12
How do images affect us? How do artists communicate their ideas visually? Where do artists get their ideas? What do you have to say?
Using photography as the lens for this exploration and the Ogden Museum as the backdrop, students will investigate the connections between art making, social justice and how art making can create social change. Students will learn about visual culture and how what we see affects our perception of the world around us.
The camp will culminate in a student-curated exhibit. Students should have a basic understanding of photography or take the Photography 101 camp.
Art and Design Camp
June 24 – July 5
9 am – noon
Students entering grades 2 – 5
Children will explore the intersection of art and design through jewelry-making, fashion, and other decorative arts to create functional, beautiful objects culminating with their own gallery show.
Art of the Family Table
9 a.m. - Noon
The visual and culinary arts inspire a feast for the senses! The Ogden Museum of Southern Art partners with the George Rodrigue Foundation to offer a one-time opportunity for students ages 10-13. Participants will experience a week of art and food inspired by George Rodrigue's iconic painting, The Aioli Dinner, now on view at the Ogden Museum. Daily sessions created collaboratively by the Ogden and GRFA staff will take place at either the Ogden Museum of Southern Art at 925 Camp Street or the George Rodrigue Foundation at 747 Magazine Street each day.
July 15 – 26
10 am – 2 pm
Students entering grade 7 and up
We're sorry. This class is full. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list in case more spots become available, please fill out the form below.
The Ogden's catwalk will be yours at this two-week intensive camp for wearable art, culminating in a runway presentation. Use your innate fashion prowess to create a signature style. Build your very own professional dress form and customize a runway-ready garment using basic clothing templates and sewing techniques. Learn industry standard fashion illustration and design. Then, walk the runway in our exciting finale to this two-week program. Workshop led by Parsons School of Design graduate and former Seventh Avenue designer, Veronica Cho.
For more information contact Ellen Balkin, education coordinator, at email@example.com or 504.539.9608.
Book Club at The O: "Last of the Red Hot Poppas" by Jason Berry
May 21, 2013
5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Author Jason Berry will be in attendance.
Purchase this book
The Book Club is FREE and open exclusively to OMSA members. The Book Club is FREE and open exclusively to OMSA members. Join Ogden Museum docent and former teacher Maureen O'Dwyer for a lively discussion about Southern art, literature and culture. This club will meet approximately every 6 weeks. Members may arrive at 5:30 p.m. Discussion will begin at 6 p.m. and last approximately one hour.
“Right-wing flag enthusiasts, big oil power brokers, luckless inheritors of environmental degradation, professional gamblers, sexual profligates, ACLU lawyers, and political hit men—Last of the Red Hot Poppas has all of these and more. Jason Berry, quintessential Louisiana insider and witty chronicler of what passes for morality in the halls of power, has concocted a tantalizing mix of comic misdemeanors and serious criminal activity.” — Valerie Martin, author of Property
"Both wildly entertaining and deadly serious, Last of the Red Hot Poppas is a fabulous read — nobody understands Louisiana politics (and its larger-than-life characters) better than Jason Berry. I couldn't put this one down." — Lee Smith, author of On Agate Hill and The Last Girls
Last of the Red Hot Poppas is part ribald whodunit, part social satire, and part “spiritual comedy,” as Berry calls it. It’s a chaotic romp through the many levels of “Looziana,” but above all, it is a novel about the struggle to maintain one’s integrity in a mad world of politics and power.
To join, please register with Ellen Balkin, Education Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 504.539.9608.
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