This program (targeting third-graders) was modeled on Have Art, Will Travel – China.
The Africa module includes related, age-appropriate reading (Anansi the Spider: A Tale of the Ashanti), thematic discussions, and art activities such as mask making and geometric textile design. The tour component highlights the LCVA’s extensive collection of African Art, which includes objects representing 59 cultures from 17 countries.
Learn more about participating contact: Mindy Pierson, School Programs Educator 434 395 2941
Geared toward second graders and their SOL learning objectives for the study of China, this program consists of three components: our School Programs Educator’s in-class presentation, a resource trunk on temporary classroom loan (complete with interdisciplinary lesson plans, art supplies, visual aids, books, and maps), and a tour of the LCVA’s Rowe Collection of Chinese Art with follow-up hands-on activities at the LCVA. The LCVA provides funding for buses as needed for the trip to Farmville to view the collection. This past year over 550 children participated in this program.
Reservations are required. Please click on tour reservations and complete the form. Please indicate any special needs your students may have. Reservations must be sent no less than 2 weeks in advance.
Tours are available Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Special exceptions may be made. Please inquire.
Tours are not available on State, Federal, and Longwood University holidays.
These dates include:
- New Year’s Eve and... More
Each spring the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts sponsors the Annual Area Youth Art Exhibition, a show mounted on the LCVA's Lower Level. This year’s exhibition included works by over 2,000 Pre-K to Grade 12 students from 44 public, private, and home schools in 12 counties with the efforts of 50 art teachers. Participating counties include Albemarle, Amelia, Appomattox, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Goochland, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, Powhatan, and Prince Edward.
In 2018, the 17th annual youth art exhibition will run from March 11 – April 8, with a free... More