Homeschool Programs

2014–2015 Workshops

Six specially designed workshops for the entire homeschool family are offered during the 2014–2015 school year. 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 family program allows adults and children to participate together in the gallery and art-making experiences. All participants receive materials to extend the lesson at home.

Please preregister. Available only to homeschool families with children ages 4+. The Museum asks that there be one adult per three children.

Workshop Dates
The second and third Tuesdays of October, November, January, February, April, and May.

Workshop Times
Each of the six workshop topics is offered four times: a morning and afternoon session on the second and third Tuesday of the month.

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

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

Cost
In this family program, adults and children participate together in the gallery and art-making experiences.
$7 per person (adults and children) for MFAH members
$8 per person (adults and children) for nonmembers
There is no fee for children ages 3 and younger accompanying older siblings. There is no additional admission cost.

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Fall Semester 2014

Registration for the fall semester opens Tuesday, September 2, at 8 a.m.

October Homeschool Family Workshop: Travels and Treasures along the Silk Road

Tuesday, October 14, 2014: Morning Session 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014: Afternoon Session 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014: Morning Session 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014: Afternoon Session 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Homeschool families explore a road that linked the great civilizations of East Asia to the grand cities of Europe. In the studio, participants create works of art inspired by the famous trade route of not just silk, but spice, porcelain, science, religion, and more.

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November Homeschool Family Workshop: An Artistic Journey with Musical Instruments

Tuesday, November 11, 2014: Morning Session 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014: Afternoon Session 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014: Morning Session 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014: Afternoon Session 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

From flutes carved from animal bones, to Egyptian harps along the Nile to the great composers of the Renaissance, to the jazz melodies of the 20th century: Music and art have traveled side by side on this journey through time. In the studio, homeschool families create their own works of art inspired by the sound and silence of music in art.

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Winter Semester 2015

Registration for the winter semester opens Tuesday, December 2, at 8 a.m.

January Homeschool Family Working: Carved and Painted Kachina Dolls of Pueblo Cultures

Tuesday, January 13, 2015: Morning Session 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015: Afternoon Session 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015: Morning Session 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015: Afternoon Session 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Homeschool families explore the carved, painted, and embellished Kachina dolls of Native American tribes of the Southwest. In the studio, homeschool families create their own works of art inspired by ceramics, kachina dolls, watercolors, textiles, and baskets of the Pueblo cultures of northern Arizona and New Mexico.

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February Homeschool Family Workshop: Behind the Scenes with the Conservation of Art

Tuesday, February 10, 2015: Morning Session 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015: Afternoon Session 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015: Morning Session 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015: Afternoon Session 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

The conservation department at the MFAH works behind the scenes to preserve and protect the works of art in the Museum's care. Homeschool families discover the role of science in conservation and learn about what happens behind the scenes at the Museum.

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Spring Semester 2015

Registration for the spring semester opens Tuesday, March 3, at 8 a.m.

April Homeschool Family Workshop: Wishing a Happy Birthday to the Bard

Tuesday, April 14, 2015: Morning Session 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015: Afternoon Session 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015: Morning Session 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015: Afternoon Session 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Homeschool families celebrate the words and works of one of the greatest writers in the English language. Families  make connections to artworks and create sonnets and poems in response to William Shakespeare's writings. In the studio, participants create their own works of art inspired by the plays and verses of this great dramatist.

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May Homeschool Family Workshop: Sunshine in the Sculpture Garden

Tuesday, May 12, 2015: Morning Session 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015: Afternoon Session 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015: Morning Session 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015: Afternoon Session 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Sculptor and designer of the Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden, Isamu Noguchi described his gardens as “sculpture for sculpture.” Spend a spring day surrounded by the sculptures of Louise Bourgeois, Henri Matisse, Auguste Rodin, and other notable artists of the 20th- and 21st-centuries. Homeschool families create their own works of art inspired by the more than 25 works displayed beneath the sky.

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Registration

Online registration takes place three times during the school year, beginning at 8 a.m. on the designated day. When registration begins, sign up online and pay for your workshop by credit card by clicking on the available workshop links above. 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, please enter names for all children ages 3+ and adults attending the workshop. This process ensures that everyone has a space reserved.

The Museum often maintains waiting lists for these programs. If you are not able to attend the workshop that 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.

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