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Educational Resources

Education, outreach and dialog are an important part of TCA programs. While some visitors may attend performances and others may come for a special event or meeting, it is the visual art, architecture and design features that help make the TCA environment an overall experience. Through docent-guided tours, outreach programs with artists in the community and a variety of online educational resources, the TCA Gallery strives to provide memorable, vibrant and accessible encounters with the arts for all ages.

Much of the TCA’s approach to outreach and education starts with inquiry. All of the online lessons include a questioning framework led by the Gallery’s education mascot, Questor.

Look1. What can I see? Facts about the artwork.




Interpret3. What does it mean? Conclusions about meaning.

Learn 2. What can I learn? Contextual facts.




Compare4. How does it compare? Conclusions about connections among artworks.


 Mary Shindell BookArt Inquiry Guide for Students
A sketchbook, journal and inquiry lesson in one easy-to-use workbook.




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