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Anders Zorn, Mrs. Gardner in Venice, 1894, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

6th Grade Program

Step Into Art is an established tradition at Epiphany School and Mother Caroline Academy, both tuition-free, privately-funded middle schools that serve economically disadvantaged Boston children. Our 6th grade partnership program engages students with portraits from the Harvard Art Museums – paintings by Copley, van Gogh, Picasso, Nolde, Pollock, and Lawrence. This rich learning experience uses art-viewing as a starting point for intense, long-term projects that engage students in art-making and writing, enabling them to build valuable skills of observation, interpretation, problem-solving, and self-expression. Each program culminates in a celebratory exhibition at Harvard University, where students discuss their own artwork and writing with visitors and share the pride of their creative achievement. By involving Epiphany and Mother Caroline students with special resources and experiences at Harvard, Step Into Art helps nurture aspirations for the future.