Art in the Dark - FAQS

Do you have any resources available for me that relate to the presentation I have signed up for?
Yes. Go to our AITD education website to access pre-presentation teacher’s guides, student handouts, lessons, and resources offered for teachers who request the program.

What is a two-part presentation?
Two presentations given across the school year that allow for more depth in the subject and a better alignment with your curriculum.  We recommend you schedule one for the first half of the year and one for the second half of the year. 

How long are the presentations?
Each presentation is 35–50 minutes depending on grade level and class time available. For virtual presentations, teachers must host the video presentation and facilitate interactions with the students during the entire presentation. For in-person presentations, the teacher must remain in the classroom during the entire presentation and ensure good classroom behavior by the students, encouraging participation. 

How can I customize the presentation for my class?
Fill in the note section of the request form and work with your assigned docent to let them know what would work best for your class.  For example: “We are a combined 5/6 social studies class and would like some Native American art included in the presentation,” or “We have covered Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Ancient Israel and would like those civilizations in our 1st part of the Ancient Civilizations two-part presentation.”

How can I sign up?
To request a presentation for your class please use the online Art in the Dark Presentation Request Form. If you need assistance, please e-mail llaa@sjmusart.org. Plan early for best availability as programs fill very quickly. We make every effort to accommodate your scheduling preference, but because we cannot guarantee availability, your presentation date is confirmed only after you receive a confirmation email from one of our Art in the Dark docents.