Field Journaling at Spalding House (PreK-12th Grade)

Registration begins August 14 at 12pm

Location: Spalding House
Days/Times: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10am-12pm
Group Size: 25 students minimum, 60 students maximum
Fee: FREE (including transportation if needed)
Grades: PreK through 12

See Art Description

On this art-making tour, students will explore the flora and fauna of the Spalding House gardens, capturing their observations of this microcosm in their very own field journal. Through a variety of artistic media, and inquiry-based activities, students will learn to slow down, to notice, to connect with the natural world and to utilize visual approaches to synthesizing new learning.

Make Art Description

During half of this tour, students will explore the imaginative landscape of David Hockney’s installation, "L'Enfant et les sortilèges" and then work with our teaching artists to create their own imaginative landscape in watercolor on the cover of their field journals.

Borrow Art

Extend your museum experience back in the classroom with artifacts from the Lending Collection! Pre-packaged boxes of objects are available for some tours, or hand-pick objects from the collection for any tour. The Lending Collection is a free resource for Hawai'i educators. Contact Dawn Sueoka at to visit the collection or to reserve a pre-packaged box.

Connecting to Standards

All of our school tours are aligned with Hawai‘i’s Common Core and State Standards. View grade level specific standards that may be addressed on the Field Journaling at Spalding House See Art Make Art field trip here.


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