Homeschool Family Workshops

Spring 2016 Workshops

Registration is open! Visit the link below to save your spot for "High Society."

April Homeschool Family Workshop
“Ancient Kingdoms: A Cross-Cultural Look at Egypt, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Peru
• Tuesday, April 12, 10:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. | For families with children ages 4–9
• CANCELED Tuesday, April 19, 10:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Questions? Contact families@mfah.org

Homeschool families explore ideas of power, ritual, and kingships across cultures including ancient Egypt, sub-Saharan Africa, and the ancient Andes in what is now Peru. Families then head to the studio to learn about the cultural traditions associated with these areas, and to create their own works of art inspired by artifacts made by artists from the ancient world.


May Homeschool Family Workshop
High Society: Exploring the Portraits of Franz X. Winterhalter
• Tuesday, May 10, 10:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. | For families with children ages 4–9
• Tuesday, May 17, 10:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. | For families with children ages 10+

In the exhibition galleries of High Society, homeschool families explore portraits by 19th-century German artist Franz Xaver Winterhalter, the preferred painter of royal families across Europe. In the studio, families learn about the artist’s ability to capture the rich qualities of luxurious fabrics and the gleam of precious jewels. Then participants create their own works of art inspired by Winterhalter's monumental canvases.

Top

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.

Top

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.

Top

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.

Top