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The Shell Game by Carl Brenders, 2013 Gouache

Say Wow to Wildlife

School Group Tour

Say Wow to Wildlife

Tour Description

This tour focuses on the basic elements of art – line, shape, color and texture – and how artists use them to tell us about animals, their habitats, and interactions with others. Students learn to use basic art vocabulary to describe what they see.  A Native American story about an animal surviving in a harsh environment because of caring friendships rounds out the tour.

Tour duration: 60 min.

Florida Education Standards

VA.K.H.1.1 | VA.K.H.1.2 | VA.K.H.1.3
VA.K.H.2.3 | LAFS.K.RL.3.7 | LAFS.K.RI.2.6
LAFS.K.SL.1.1 | LAFS.K.SL.1.2 | SS.K.A.2.4


To develop and use a visual art vocabulary
To comprehend the elements of art – line, shape, color, texture – as they are found in a work of art
To describe the relationship between illustrations and a story
To participate in a collaborative conversation about the adventures of characters in a story
To learn museum etiquette


Exploring line direction, round, oblong, rectangular and square shapes, textures and colors
Use of visual art vocabulary
Animals and their environments
Stories and Illustrations
Collaborative conversation

Museum etiquette

The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art