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 register in advance, as capacity is limited! Available only to homeschool families with children ages 6 and older. The Museum asks that there be one adult per three children.

Workshops take place the second Tuesdays of selected fall and spring months.

At these family programs, adults and children participate together in the gallery and art-making experiences. No fee for children ages 3 and younger accompanying older siblings. Special pricing applies to workshops that focus on ticketed exhibitions.

Fees for workshops in regular exhibitions:
•  $8 per participant for MFAH members
•  $10 per participant  for nonmembers

Fees for workshops in specially ticketed exhibitions:
• $13 per participant for MFAH members
• $15 per participant for nonmembers

Workshops for the Spring 2018 Semester

► Learn more about the spring workshops! Pick a date and register online when tickets go on sale.

  • Tuesday, January 16, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | This date was canceled due to weather. Contact families@mfah.org for assistance. 
    Theme: “No Place Like Home: Exploring Uncommon Objects in Art”
  • Tuesday, February 13, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    Theme: “Silks and Ceramics: Exploring the Ranging Mediums of Persian Art”

  • Tuesday, April 10, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    Theme: “The Changing Role of the Maharaja”

    Includes admission to the exhibition “Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India.”

Registration Information

On the day registration opens for each workshop, sign up online and pay by credit card. If you are not able to register online, the workshop may be full: Call 713.639.7835 or e-mail families@mfah.org to be placed on a waiting list.

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.

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.