Six specially designed workshops for the entire homeschool family are offered during the 2012–2013 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. Preregistration is required. Available only to homeschool families with children ages 4+. The museum asks that there be one adult per three children.
• The second and third Tuesdays of October, November, January, February, April, and May.
• Two bonus workshops connected with ticketed exhibitions in January and March.
Each of the six workshop topics is offered three times: a morning and afternoon session on the second Tuesday of the month and an afternoon session on the third Tuesday of the month.
Families with children ages 10+ are encouraged to register for the afternoon 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.
All families are asked to check in at the registration table in the Beck Building lobby, where they will receive their admission sticker.
In this family program, adults and children participate together in the gallery and art-making experiences.
MFAH Members $5 per person (adults and children)
Nonmembers $6 per person (adults and children)
There is no fee for children ages 3 and younger accompanying older siblings.
There will not be an additional admission cost.
Spring Semester 2013
Art in the Outdoors
Tuesday, April 9: Morning Session 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. SOLD OUT
Tuesday, April 9: Afternoon Session 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. SOLD OUT
Tuesday, April 23: Afternoon Session 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. SOLD OUT
Homeschool families explore works of art in the museum’s Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden, discovering more about the individual works and also how artist Isamu Noguchi designed the space as “sculpture for sculpture.” Participants create their own sculptures using aluminum wire, inspired by the shapes and movement of the artworks in the garden.
Voices from the Past
Tuesday, May 14: Morning Session 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. SOLD OUT
Tuesday, May 14: Afternoon Session 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. SOLD OUT
Tuesday, May 21: Afternoon Session 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. SOLD OUT
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.
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. If you are not able to register online, the workshop may be full: Call 713.639.7586 or e-mail email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 713.639.7586.