Homeschool Family Workshops


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.

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.

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.


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 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 or 713.639.7586.

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Fall 2015 Workshops

October Homeschool Family Workshop
“Created from Dirt: Exploring Ceramics from Texas and around the World”
Tuesday, October 13 | Morning Session | 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 13 | Afternoon Session | 1:30–3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 20 | Morning Session | 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 20 | Afternoon Session | 1:30–3:30 p.m.

Explore examples of clay pottery from Texas, Greece, Korea, and Peru, and discover the formal and cultural traditions displayed in these objects. In the studio, learn ceramic hand-building techniques and then create your own work of art made from clay.

► Registration opens Tuesday, September 8 

Special Homeschool Family Workshop
Mark Rothko: A Retrospective

Wednesday, November 4 | 1:30–3:30 p.m.

See the paintings of Abstract Expressionist Mark Rothko and discover how this celebrated artist embraced the beauty of pure abstraction. In the studio, create your own brightly colored, large-scale masterpiece inspired by Rothko’s signature style. Special pricing applies for this workshop.

► Registration opens Tuesday, September 8 

November Homeschool Family Workshop
Elegance, Glamour, and Modernity: Exploring the Art Deco Movement
Tuesday, November 10 | Morning Session | 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 10 | Afternoon Session | 1:30–3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 17 | Morning Session | 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 17 | Afternoon Session | 1:30–3:30 p.m.

Discover how the Art Deco style of the 1920s and 1930s influenced all areas of design—from fashion and jewelry to graphic arts and architecture. In the studio, make your own Art Deco works of art inspired by the elegance and modernity of this artistic movement.

► Registration opens Tuesday, September 8


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

Learning and Interpretation programs receive generous funding from the Kinder Foundation; ExxonMobil; the Favrot Fund; Occidental Petroleum Corporation; the National Museum of Korea; The Crain Foundation; Houston Junior Woman’s Club; Susanne M. and Melbern G. Glasscock; Mr. William J. Hill; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; Aggie and Joe Foster; Cameron International Corporation; the Sterling-Turner Foundation; and The Susan Vaughan Foundation.