Thursday, August 23, 2007

Delaware Art Museum: Two Fabulous Programs Just for Homeschoolers!

I am really excited about these programs!

The tour program is for our often overlooked teens and tweens! Courtney, Saralyn and I have been talking for months now coming up with this program to give our students the vocabulary and tools necessary to meaningfully approach and understand the artwork they encounter in the world. This is not just a series of tours but a series of lessons building on each other and paving the way to a life time of love and appreciation of art...

Glory of Stories is broken up into two age groups, 4-6 and 7-9 and because of the overwhelming demand for this popular program they are now offering it at two different time!


Especially designed to meet the needs of homeschool students and their families, the Delaware Art Museum’s homeschool tour program offers students a wonderful art education experience! Students will build their vocabulary for looking at art, explore various artists and art movements, and develop an understanding of the Museum’s collection and special exhibitions. Students may choose to participate in select tour dates or attend the entire series. Maximum 20 students per tour. Program registration is first-come, first-served. Participants must register and pre-pay by mail. No refunds.

WHEN: Tuesdays, September 18-October 16, 2007 (5 weeks)
TIME: 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
AGES: 10 and up

COST PER TOUR: $4 per child / parents and guardians are free.

Sept. 18: Learning to Look: Building a Visual Vocabulary
Sept. 25: The Artist’s Language—Elements of Art

Oct. 2: Painting with Words—Writing and Art

Oct. 9: Face to Face—A Study in Portraiture

Oct. 16: What do you see? Looking at Abstract Art

For more information, contact Courtney Waring, Director of Education, at 302-571-9590 ext. 509 or

The Delaware Art Museum’s popular public program, Glory of Stories, is now available at a special time for homeschool families. Every Friday for 8 weeks, Museum Staff and Docents will present story readings related to the Museum’s permanent collection. A discussion of related works of art and a hands-on art project will follow the reading. Kids will build a foundation for visual arts, as well as hone their observation skills through storytelling and art. In addition, kids will develop an understanding of the Museum’s collection and special exhibitions.

Join us as we kick off the first session learning about the Elements of Art. Kids will learn everything from the primary colors to light and shadow. Registration begins Monday, August 20th. Space is limited. Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first served basis. Participants must register and prepay by mail. No refunds.

THEME: Elements of Art
WHEN: Fridays, September 14-November 2 2007 (8 weeks)

TIME: 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

NEW: A second time added! Also offered at 2:00pm-3:15 p.m.
AGE GROUPS: 4-6 years & 7-9 years
COST: $18 per child / parents and guardians are free

For more information, contact Saralyn Rosenfield, Family Programs Manager, at 302-571-9590 ext. 504 or at