High School Programs

High School Programs
(Grades 9-12)

To book a program, contact the corresponding department. Our programs meet West Virginia and Ohio Content Standards and Objectives.

Program fees vary, please call for detailed pricing information.


Visual Arts

PROGRAM
GRADE LEVEL
FIELD TRIP
IN SCHOOL
DESCRIPTION
Animation
9-12
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Using stop-motion animation, which is created by physically manipulating real-world objects and photographing them one frame at a time. Students will use Lego bricks, clay and wire to create 3-D animated movies. Available year-round. 4 hours – $400. Maximum of 24 students.
Ceramics
9-12
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Students will complete the full process of ceramic art creation, use the pottery wheel, engage in trim work and glaze completed work. Program consists of 3 one-hour visits available year-round. $12.75 per student. Maximum of 24 students.
Connecting Art, History & Science through Raku
9-12
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This program integrates art, science and history through the Japanese pottery form of Raku. Students will learn about Japanese culture, create hand built teacups from clay, observe the Raku firing process and participate in a Japanese Tea Ceremony. Available year-round. Program will be offered in 3 one-hour sessions.
Digital Photography
9-12
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Students will learn digital photography while examining and photographing shapes, sequences and patterns around the Stifel building or your school building. Work will be uploaded to Photoshop for editing. This program is suitable for schools using iPads. Available year-round. 3 hours – $300 maximum of 24 students
Digital Portfolio Prep
11-12
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Students will utilize Oglebay Institute’s professional photography studio to photograph their two-dimensional and three-dimensional artwork to develop a professional, digital portfolio. OI instructors train students on how to use the state-of-the-art digital cameras, which backdrops to use, proper lighting techniques and more. Free program sponsored by the Elizabeth Stifel Kline Foundation.
i-Puppets
9-12
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Increase your students’ exposure to and interest in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) through an art-infused curriculum. This program combines creative dramatics, craft materials, robotic components and a custom visual-programming tool to build and animate robotic creations. Available year-round. OI staff can instruct the program or schools may purchase the kit(s).
Mat Cutting Workshop
9-12
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Learn how to measure, mat and mount artwork for presentation and inclusion in the Regional Student Art Exhibit. Exhibit entry fee is waived for workshop participants. Free program sponsored by the Elizabeth Stifel Kline Foundation.
Screen Printing
9-12
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became popular through the work of the artist Andy Warhol. Students will learn this creative process by making a print while learning concepts in science, technology, and math. Students will start by taking digital photographs, manipulating in Photoshop, and applying the edited image to a printing screen. Last step is to apply printing ink and squeegee through the printing screen onto paper creating prints of their digital photographs. Available year-round. 4 hours – $400. Maximum of 24 students.

Dance

PROGRAM
GRADE LEVEL
FIELD TRIP
IN SCHOOL
DESCRIPTION
Stretch & Flex
9-12
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Stress flexibility, muscle development and control using chairs & floor.
Appalachian Dance
9-12
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Try some “down home” dancing. Learn basic clogging steps and a short routine set to Appalachian music.

History

PROGRAM
GRADE LEVEL
FIELD TRIP
IN SCHOOL
DESCRIPTION
Hot Glass Roadshow
K-12
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Hot Glass Roadshow is a fully operational traveling glassblowing studio complete with propane fired glass furnace. Our glass artist will demonstrate the process of creating art glass from molten form to finished product. Teacher packets including the historical significance of the glass industry, tools and equipment used in glass production and a glassworking vocabulary list are included. Hot Glass Roadshow is available as an assembly program in the fall and spring. $350. Call 304-242-7272 for more information.
Mansion Museum Tour
9-12
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While relating the story of Earl Oglebay and the Oglebay family (for whom the Mansion was a second home in which they lived seasonally from 1901-1926), the tour teaches students about life in the Ohio Valley from the era of George Washington to the times of the Titanic. Tour includes the historic Oglebay Mansion, the Wheeling History exhibit, Wymer General Store, and Oglebay family exhibits. $4.25 per student for single museum. $6.25 per student for both museums.
Glass Museum Tour
9-12
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Tour focuses on the history, products and importance of the Wheeling glass companies. See more than 3,500 pieces of glass and china that were produced locally and experience the excitement of how glass is made and used through a live glassblowing demonstration. Observing the artists at work enhances each student’s Museum experience by broadening understanding of the art: the physics and chemistry of glass, as well as its cultural and historical aspects. (Pre-lesson vocabulary and materials are available.) $4.25 per student for single museum. $6.25 per student for both museums.
Primary Sources for the Classroom
10
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Primary sources such as letters, invoices, and advertisements, along with photographs and 3-dimensional objects offer students an opportunity to research and discover more about the city in which they live. Using the collections of the Museums of Oglebay Institute, students will analyze and interpret documents and images related to industries and people in the Ohio Valley while answering pre-written questions.