Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS)
is a core component of our arts education programming. It’s a cutting-edge, small group, conversation-based way to experience art-and other people-on an entirely new level. VTS transforms the way students of all ages think and learn. Based in theory and research, our program uses skilled facilitation of visual art discussions to significantly increase student engagement, performance, and enjoyment of learning.
Founded by Garth Bixler in 2017, Petaluma Arts Center’s Education Committee Chair, The Look Club is an event series that takes a look at the current exhibition on display at the Petaluma Arts Center, and the audience participates in small-group VTS discussions, led by the speaker of the evening.