Art Detectives

Photo by Meg Hopkins

Art Detectives!! – an elementary classroom art history and activity outreach program offered by AVA Gallery and Art Center that takes place in the classroom. Each 2-hour class is inspired by the classroom curriculum and is designed to augment classroom studies while developing art appreciation and literacy through exposure to artists, art styles, materials and movements.  Art prints are provided by the instructor, and AVA provides any materials not normally available at the program site.

The program is led by Susan Davis Shimko who holds a BA in Education from Smith College and an Ed.M. in Learning and Teaching from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education, and is familiar with the New Hampshire K-12 Curriculum Framework for the Arts and the Vermont Department of Education Arts Grade Expectations.

Parents and caregivers who are interested should contact their teachers, and interested teachers should contact Davis Shimko at: