Homeschool Family Workshops

Spring 2016 Workshops

► The links below take you to more info and registration for each workshop. 

January Homeschool Family Workshop
“Larger than Life: Exploring the Photography of Vera Lutter”
Tuesday, January 12 | Morning Session | 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, January 12 | Afternoon Session | 1:30 p.m.–4 p.m.
Tuesday, January 19 | Morning Session | 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, January 19 | Afternoon Session | 1:30 p.m.–4 p.m.

Explore the photographs of New York-based artist Vera Lutter, on view in the exhibition of her work, and discover how she utilizes a room-sized camera obscura to capture large, black-and-white negative images. In the studio, learn about different photographic techniques and create your own work of art inspired by Lutter’s larger-than-life artworks.


February Homeschool Family Workshop
“The Cutting Edge: Exploring Installation Art from Latin America”
Tuesday, February 9 | Morning Session | 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, February 9 | Afternoon Session | 1:30 p.m.–4 p.m.
Tuesday, February 16 | Morning Session | 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, February 16 | Afternoon Session | 1:30 p.m.–4 p.m.

Discover artworks by contemporary Latin American artists and see how artists like José Alejandro, Magdalena Fernández, and Guillermo Kuitca create mixed-media installations. In the studio, learn about designing art for specific places, rooms, or outdoor spaces, and make a work of art inspired by the exhibition Contingent Beauty: Contemporary Art from Latin America.


Special Homeschool Family Workshop
“Sculpted in Steel”
Wednesday, March 2, 1:30–4 p.m.

Visit the exhibition Sculpted in Steel: Art Deco Automobiles and Motorcycles, 1929–1940 and discover Art Deco automobiles from some of the most renowned car collections in the United States. In the studio, learn how automakers embraced sleek new forms in vehicle design. Then, create your own work of art inspired by these memorable automobiles and motorcycles.

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Overview

The Museum offers specially designed workshops for the entire homeschool family. Each workshop includes an interactive gallery tour with hands-on activities and group discussions, followed by an opportunity to create a related art project. This program lets adults and children work together. Families also receive materials to extend the lesson at home.

Be sure to preregister, as capacity is limited. Available only to homeschool families with children ages 4 and older. The Museum asks that there be one adult per three children.

Schedule
Workshops take place the second and third Tuesdays of October, November, January, February, April, and May, plus additional special workshops from time to time.

Most workshops are offered four times: a morning and afternoon session on the second and third Tuesday of selected months.

  • Families with children ages 4–9 are encouraged to register for the workshops held on the second Tuesday of the month.
  • Families with children ages 10+ are encouraged to register for the workshops held on the third Tuesday of the month.

Morning sessions: 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Afternoon sessions: 1:30–3:30 p.m.

Cost
At these family programs, adults and children participate together in the gallery and art-making experiences.
• $8 per person (adults and children) for MFAH members
• $10 per person (adults and children) for nonmembers
• No fee for children ages 3 and younger accompanying older siblings. No additional admission cost.
• Special pricing applies to workshops that focus on ticketed exhibitions.

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Registration Information

Registration takes place three times during the school year. On the day registration opens, sign up online and pay by credit card. If you are not able to register online, the workshop may be full: Call 713.639.7586 or e-mail families@mfah.org to be placed on a waiting list.

To register successfully, be sure to enter names for all children ages 3+ and adults attending the workshop. This process ensures that everyone has a space reserved.

If you are not able to attend the workshop you have signed up for, please call 713.639.7586 as soon as possible so that families on the waiting list may be contacted.

Questions? Contact families@mfah.org or 713.639.7586.

Visit mfah.org/homeschool for information about other programs and resources for homeschool families.

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Family Programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, receive generous support from the Junior League of Houston, Inc.

All Learning and Interpretation programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, receive endowment income from funds provided by the Louise Jarrett Moran Bequest; Caroline Wiess Law; the William Randolph Hearst Foundation; The National Endowment for the Humanities; the Fondren Foundation; BMC Software, Inc.; the Wallace Foundation; the Neal Myers and Ken Black Children’s Art Fund; the Favrot Fund; and Gifts in honor of Beth Schneider.

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