Homeschool Programs

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Our homeschool programs use the museum’s rich collection of authentic works of art to help students understand human experiences throughout history and across cultures. By looking closely and responding to works in the galleries, students learn to reflect on the perspectives of others while developing their own aesthetic and interpretive opinions. We emphasize collaboration among students of various ages, and learning through social interactions to develop students’ curiosity and ability to empathize with others. 

Students will explore their curiosities through experimental play with ideas, materials, and art-making techniques in gallery and studio projects. Art investigations will open avenues for understanding and communicating with others. Each semester, homeschool programs take advantage of the permanent collection and special exhibitions to continually engage students with a variety of opportunities to look, interpret, and respond to authentic works of art.

 


FALL 2014 HOMESCHOOL PROGRAMS

Master Storytellers
5 Mondays: October 6, October 20, November 3, November 17, and December 1
1 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

For ages 5-7
$125 ($110 members) before September 12, 2014
$145 ($125 members) after September 12, 2014
$15 fee applies to registrations after October 3, 2014
Register for this program.

Pictures allow us to articulate our ideas. In Master Storytellers, students will create narrative responses to artworks from the museum’s collection. Stories will be inspired by interpretive discussion and sketching in the galleries, and followed by art-making and further exploration in the studio. Students will develop their visual and verbal communication skills, as well as their understanding of perspectives expressed by others, by listening to, creating, and visually depicting stories. Toward the end of the semester, 6-8th grade students will interview K-2nd grade students and select their work for an exhibition in the Children’s Studio. Artwork from all classes will be displayed together for family and friends. 


Make Your Mark: Experimental Drawing and Painting
5 Mondays: October 6, October 20, November 3, November 17, and December 1
1 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
For ages 8-10
$125 ($110 members) before September 12, 2014
$145 ($125 members) after September 12, 2014
$15 fee applies to registrations after October 3, 2014
Register for this program.

Artists experiment with materials and techniques to communicate thoughts and feelings. In Make Your Mark, students will push the limits of drawing and painting, investigating new ways to express their ideas through mark-making. By exploring the innovative approaches artists in the collection have taken to create lines, brushstrokes, and colors, students will develop and describe their own processes for making unique drawings and paintings. Toward the end of the semester, 6-8th grade students will interview 3-5th grade students and select their work for an exhibition in the Children’s Studio. Artwork from all classes will be displayed together for family and friends.  


What Does it all Mean?!: Collecting, Creating, and Curating
5 Mondays: October 6, October 20, November 3, November 17, and December 1
1 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

For ages 11-13
$125 ($110 members) before September 12, 2014
$145 ($125 members) after September 12, 2014
$15 fee applies to registrations after October 3, 2014
Register for this program.

Artists and curators work together to create meaningful exhibitions in the museum. In What Does it all Mean?!, students will consider why curators collect and group artworks to convey ideas. By comparing works of art in the galleries, students will investigate how similarly themed artworks can prompt memorable learning experiences for museum visitors. Students will create their own thematic works which they’ll collaboratively curate in a mini-exhibition. At the end of the semester, students will also curate work made by younger homeschool students in a final exhibition in the Children’s Studio. Artwork from all classes will be displayed together for family and friends.  


For more information 
contact Laurie Barnes at barnesl@carnegiemuseums.org.