At this workshop, participants learn about long-ago civilizations and cultures through interactive discussions and looking activities focused on a select group of art objects. Among the stops is the Cyrus Cylinder—one of the most famous objects to have survived from the ancient world—on view at the MFAH as part of a limited U.S. tour. In the studio, participants create their own works of art with clay, a versatile and strong material that can survive centuries and has been used by ancient cultures throughout the world.
Homeschool workshops, specially designed for families who homeschool their children, feature activities that encourage parents and children to learn about and discover art together. Activities are interdisciplinary and teach about art and how art relates to other curricular areas such as language arts, science, and social studies. Each workshop includes an interactive gallery tour, followed by a group discussion in the galleries and an art-making activity that examines a select work of art. All participants receive materials to extend the lesson at home.
This program is available only to homeschool families with children ages 4 to 12. Preregistration is required.
Families with children ages 10+ are encouraged to register for the afternoon workshop held on the third Tuesday of the month.