Bring your students to The Art Center, where they'll have a hands-on experience in the world of art.
Explore our curriculum and field trip options below. You may book your field trip by clicking on the form at the bottom of the page.
Pricing & Requirements
Group of up to 20 students: $175
[$7 for each additional student over 20. Up to 5 additional students].
Use of courtyard for lunch: $20
- You must bring at least 1 adult chaperone for every 10 students who visit.
- If you have a group of up to 40, you may schedule two groups of 20 kids during the same 1.5 hour time frame. If you would like to use this option, please let us know when you register.
- If you would like to add on the use of the courtyard to host your students for lunch, you are welcome to do so for $20. This will include a set up of four round tables and 20 chairs outside, and you may use the courtyard for 1 hour. You may bring lunches, and must clear the space of all trash once you have finished.
- You must pay a $50 nonrefundable deposit at the time of booking your field trip. You may pay the rest in the interim time or on the day of the field trip.
- If you are more than 15 minutes late, we will be unable to host your field trip and must reschedule for another day.
Each 1.5 hour visit includes a guided tour and lesson in the gallery and a hands-on art activity in the Art Classroom. You may choose from one of the following field trip curriculums.
Meet a Master
Students will explore an artist, learn about the key features of their artworks, and experience their ideas through a related art project.
This field trip focuses on making connections! For example, the students will identify when and where the artist lived, compare and contrast our time and location to the artist's, and use maps as well as timelines to make these connections. The students will also be guided in exploring important characteristics of a piece of art and will have time to experience the artist's unique ideas through a related art project.
Eyes Like an Artist
The students will examine artworks through the lens of formal analysis.
This field trip focuses on the art elements [line, shape, form, color, value, texture, space] and the design principles [balance, emphasis, movement, pattern, proportion, rhythm, variety and unity]. Depending on the age group, we will identify and locate one or several art elements and design principles. For example, lines can create patterns or movement in an artwork. The students will further explore the elements of art and design principles through a related, age-appropriate art project.
Steam - Inspired
These field trips are TEKS aligned and focus on integrating math or science with an art project.
Field trips focused on math and art make connections through the exploration of measurements, geometry, fractions, or the golden ratio. Science and art field trips will also link the studies of:
- gravity, force motion & pendulums
- prisms, colors & mixing OR
- states of matter, sinking and floating, & the environment.
Please note that the STEAM field trips require a 3 week minimum advance registration.
Gallery tour only (Free)
You may bring your students for a free tour. You may either guide it yourself or an ACW staff member will guide it for you. You can fill out the form below or call us to register your class. Please note that you must let us know before you bring in a class for a tour.
How many students can attend per field trip?
We can accommodate up to 25 students per field trip. However, we can schedule multiple groups at different times from the same school and provide the same curriculum and experience. Additionally, we can schedule up to two groups during the same time frame.
How long do field trips last?
Our field trips are 1.5 hours long, with a 45 minute art lesson and a 45 minute gallery and sculpture garden activity.
What if I just want a gallery tour, with no lesson?
You're in luck! You can schedule a free gallery tour at any time by filling out the form below, or calling us at 254-752-4371.
What do the lessons consist of?
The lessons focus on providing students an educational perspective of art and applying it to a fun art project. Our Education Coordinator has created lessons for each age group, and we further tailor the lessons to the specific age of the visiting students.
What will the exhibit consist of?
Our exhibits change every two months, consisting of many different types of mediums, including photography, sculpture, painting and drawing, among others. Please be aware that some exhibitions may contain mature content. You may inquire about the content of the exhibit at any time by calling or emailing The Art Center.