Students practicing language art skills during a field trip at the Denver Art Museum

Artful Literacy

Grades 2-8

Students actively practice language arts skills while exploring the DAM’s culturally diverse art collection. Honing observation skills through a variety of games and activities, students build rich, sensory vocabulary through written and oral expression.


  • Monday - Friday at 9:45, 10:15 & 11:15 am, one hour


FREE for students & chaperones (one chaperone needed for every 10 students). Divide class into groups of 10.

Colorado Academic Standards (see more)

  • Social Studies
    • History
      • Evaluate and analyze sources using historical method of inquiry and defend their conclusions
      • Understand chronological order of events
      • Analyze the concepts of continuity and change and effect
  • Visual Arts
    • Observe and Learn to Comprehend
    • Relate and Connect to Transfer
    • Envision and Critique to Reflect
  • Language Arts
    • Oral Expression and Listening
    • Research and Reasoning
    • Writing and Composition
    • Reading for All Purposes

21st Century Skills

  • Collaboration
  • Critical Thinking & Reasoning
  • Information Literacy
  • Invention
  • Self-Direction