As part of the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, ActivARTE family hall is designed to be a multi-level experience for children to learn about art in multi-disciplinary environment. As part of the exhibits mission, a Teachers Manual had to be designed to assist the personnel who guide the children through this experience so they can get the most out of their visit to the Museum.
Part of the challenge was to incorporate the playful, but structured, atmosphere of the exhibit without affecting the didactical nature of the piece. The ages of the target group are between the ages of 4 and 12, so we decided to use a big format for the manual. Solid, bright colors and large typefaces were selected for the exercises. The layout was systematically but playfully laid out so that the teacher could refer to them easily from the front of the classroom.
The award-winning piece is now successfully being used as a teaching aid by all the teachers that visit the exhibit.