For Teachers & Students
PMG works closely with school and educational groups to link tours to specific lesson plans and curricula. Visiting groups range from pre-school to college students, and tours can highlight particular themes that fit both teachers' and students' needs. See below for special events, scholarships and lesson plans related to PMG. Visit our Group/School Tours section for information on bringing your class to PMG.
Photo by Jeff Fadellin
Photo by Jeff Fadellin
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Teacher ScholarshipsPMG offers Teacher Scholarships for educators to attend Isaiah Zagar's Mosaic Mural Workshop free of charge. You must be a member of PMG to apply. Applications are due October 1 for workshops from November - April, and April 1 for workshops from May - October and can be found at this link. More information about the workshops and the Safety Waiver can be found here. For more information about our Mosaic Mural Workshop Teacher Scholarships please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Back to School Ball
In 2013 more than 100 teachers experienced this FREE evening for educators amongst the shimmering mosaics of Philadelphia's Magic Gardens! The Back to School Ball is held every September and features tours of PMG, hands-on art activities, PMG lesson plans, music, refreshments, a Question and Answer session with Isaiah Zagar, raffle prizes and more! Check back this summer for more information.
Bring PMG to You!
Outreach Lectures and PresentationsPMG offers lectures and multimedia presentations at your site about the history of the Magic Gardens, founding artist Isaiah Zagar, and other visionary art environments. Presentations can be tailored to your interests and are a great preview for groups visiting PMG or for those who are not able to visit our site.
Presentations are appropriate for all ages and group sizes. A one hour presentation including a question and answer session is $75. Additional fees may apply for travel more than 30 minutes outside of Center City.
Contact Education and Outreach Manager Olivia Edlund at email@example.com or 215.733.0390 to schedule a presentation or for more information.
PMG Field Trip MaterialsCritical Thinking Questions [PDF]
What's Your Story Book Making Project [PDF]
One Page Book Instructions for What's Your Story [PDF]
PMG Lesson PlansThe following lesson plans are designed to coincide with your students' trip to PMG and are directly applicable to the classroom in a variety of subject areas
including art, writing, history, and environmental studies.
- Reverse Painted Messages [PDF]
- Gaudi Glassworks [PDF]
- People Poems [PDF]
- Mosaic Messages [PDF]
- Collaborative Icons [PDF]
- Polygon Installation [PDF]
- Off the Grid [PDF]
- Visionary Artists [PDF]
- Found Art Wind Chimes [PDF]
Visionary Visits Free ToursVisionary Visits provides free guided Site Tours of PMG with hands-on projects for at-risk and economically-disadvantaged youth and underserved audiences. We have a limited number of Visionary Visit tours available. Please fill out this application form to apply and email Education and Outreach Manager, Olivia Edlund, with any questions.
This program has been generously supported by the Douty Foundation.