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 explore their curiosities through experimental play with ideas, materials, and art-making techniques in gallery and studio projects. Art investigations 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.

 


WINTER 2016 HOMESCHOOL PROGRAMS (FOR AGES 5–13)

Art Cat's Kitchen (for ages 5-7)
Five Wednesdays: February 3, February 10, February 17, February 24, March 2
12:30 - 3:00 PM
$135 ($115 CMP members)
Register online or by calling 412.622.3288.


Art Cat is having fun with food and kitchen gadgets, but this food isn't edible -- it's art! Make your own apron to wear while creating sculptures, still-lifes, and more. Get inspired by food-themed art in the museum's collection, as well as a Modernist refrigerator, blender, pots, and pans in Silver to Steel: The Modern Designs of Peter Muller-Munk.


Everyday Materials, Everyday Life (for ages 8–10)
Five Wednesdays: February 3, February 10, February 17, February 24, March 2
12:30 - 3:00 PM
$135 ($115 CMP members)
Register online or by calling 412.622.3288.

Art is all around you, in clothes, clocks, buildings, radios, phones, and furniture. Did you know that objects like blenders and chairs are in the museum's galleries? See works of art made from everyday materials like neon, aluminum, and fabric. Transform everyday objects into mixed media sculpture. Consider design and invent your dream product.

Silver to Steel (for ages 11–13)
Five Wednesdays: February 3, February 10, February 17, February 24, March 2
12:30 - 3:00 PM
$135 ($115 CMP members)
Register online or by calling 412.622.3288.

How does a material determine what is possible? Discover ways that designers and contemporary artists experiment and innovate with materials as you explore the museum's galleries and take inspiration from exhibitions including Silver to Steel: The Modern Designs of Peter Muller-Munk. Try new combinations of artist materials and materials more typical of everyday objects. Sketch your ideas and collaborate with peers in a Project-Runway style design competition.



Questions? Contact us about our education programs.