Friday, January 18, 2008

Homeschoolers' Riding Clinics at Painted Dreams Farms!

"For the Love of Riding"

Check out the Horsemanship Clinics, just for homeschoolers!
Homeschool clinics are every other Wednesday and every other Friday and are 2 hours long for $35, the usually cost of an hour lesson, and run for 8 sessions. The children learn both horsemanship skills and have a private riding lesson during each session.

All sessions are held in their new state of the art indoor arena.

For more information contact Maria Mendonca:
215-801-9708 or
email maria@painted

Winter lessons just started January 11th!
Public Instruction/training programs include:
· Hunter/Jumper Instruction
· Dressage instruction
· Western Pleasure Instruction
· Training

Special programs include:
· Mommy and Me
· Teen Teams
· Horsemanship for Seniors
· Beginning Riding for Adults
· Western Pleasure for Kids

Lesson Rates:
Based on prepaid monthly sessions
One hour group - $35/lesson
Half hour private - $35/lesson
One hour private - $55/lesson
Parties - $20/head ($160/min)

Summer Camp 2008
$295.00 if registered before May 1st
$325.00 if registered after May 1st

Painted Dreams Farm and equestrian center is located on 35 acres in Wrightstown Township in beautiful Bucks County Pennsylvania.


Monday, January 14, 2008

Ashland Nature Center: Programs for Homeschoolers

Field Studies Program Series
The selected programs are appropriate to the time of year
and for students age 6 - 12.

Program #1 ~ Bird Box Building
Course#: W08-092-AS
Max: 20
Fri. February 8 - 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Member/Non-Member: $13/$16
Led by: DNS Staff
House wrens and chickadees are fun birds to attract to your backyard. Inviting these birds to your yard helps to reduce insect populations and increases your enjoyment of nature as you watch the parents busily feeding the hungry babies. Learn about the different species of birds that use nest boxes and craft your own bird house using simple hand tools. Then take your nest box home and hang your creation in a tree for the nesting birds to use when they arrive with spring weather!

Program #2 ~ Animals in Winter
Course#: W08-093-AS
Max: 20 students
Fri. February 22 - 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Member/Non-Member: $7/$10
Led by: DNS Staff
Learn about different animals native to Delaware and their strategies for winter survival. Using live animals and taxidermy, investigate which animals hibernate, which stay awake, and which migrate south where it is warm. Take a winter hike to look for signs of animal activity around Ashland.

Program #3 ~ Building a Backyard Habitat
Course#: W08-094-AS
Max: 20 students
Fri. March 7 - 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Member/Non-Member: $7/$10
Led by: DNS Staff
Learn the key components of a successful backyard habitat, and plan one! We’ll view many garden examples, backyard ponds, and learn the top 10 plants you should include. Receive a garden plan for a bird or butterfly garden for your yard. Learn how to take soil samples and examine a variety of soils and minerals from our area. Find out how to certify your backyard as an official Backyard Wildlife Habitat:

Program #4 ~ Mining and Minerals
Course#: S08-095-AS
Max: 20 students
Fri. March 28 - 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Member/Non-Member: $7/$10
Led by: DNS Staff
Explore an early mining operation to uncover and classify various rocks and minerals native to Delaware’s Piedmont geologic region. Use rock hammers and safety goggles to collect samples for identification and take specimens of quartz, mica and feldspar back to the classroom. This program meets at Woodlawn Trustees Preserve, contact Ashland Nature Center for directions.

Program #5 ~ Spring Amphibians at Bucktoe Creek
Course#: S08-096-AS
Max: 20 students
Fri. April 11 - 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Member/Non-Member: $7/$10
Led by: DNS Staff
Explore the world of amphibians at Bucktoe Creek Preserve. Spring is the time when they are chorusing and laying eggs and a great opportunity to learn how amphibians in the Piedmont survive the seasons. Use nets and other collecting equipment to look for amphibians and the food they eat while hiking the Bucktoe Creek, approximately 285 acres of forest, meadows and marsh in New Garden Township, Pennsylvania, just 5 miles northwest of the Ashland Nature Center. This program meets at Bucktoe Creek Preserve, contact Ashland Nature Center for directions.

Program #6 ~ Pond Ecology
Course#: S08-097-AS
Max: 25 Students
Fri. April 25 - 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Member/Non-Member: $7/$10
Led by: DNS Staff
Visit a pond ecosystem and use dip nets to sample the diversity of aquatic organisms. In the lab, use a video microscope and individual microscopes and/or magnifying lenses to view small pond organisms. Examine and compare the structures of pond animals that help them survive in their environment and discuss their role in the pond food chain.

Homeschool Programs are designed to meet state and national standards and are appropriate for students of all ages. If you are a homeshool parent or organizer and are interested in programs for older students or topics that are not covered, please contact David Pragoff, School Program Coordinator at 302-239-2334, ext.133 or to request a copy of our School Program Brochure.

Advance registration for all programs is required.
Program information and registration form.


Sunday, January 13, 2008

Free! Community Night at the Franklin Institute!

The Franklin Institute is pleased to offer FREE fun-filled events the third Wednesday of every month to showcase the Institute's many exhibits and programs. These evenings are packed with special themed activities.

Be sure to sign in for a chance to win a FREE Franklin Institute Membership!

2008 Community Nights!
Registration Begins at 5pm

January 16
February 20
March 19
April 9

For more information


Invention Convention at Hagley Museum!

January 19, 10, 21, 2008
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Three Days of inventing and hands-on fun!

* Take apart machines
* Build and invention
* Meet real scientists
* Watch amazing shows

$ 5 adults
$ 3.50 children 4 - 14
Free for under 3
Free for members

Please use Hagley's Buck Road East entrance
Wilmington, Delaware

For more information:
Web Site
PHONE: (302) 658-2400


Friday, January 11, 2008

Family Program at Winterthur - This Weekend!

Family Members are invited to participate in the Family Farm Club designed for children ages 8 to 11 to learn about agriculture at Winterthur. This special Members-Only program is held one Saturday each month. Meet in the Galleries Reception Area at 10:00 am for this two hour program. Registration is required; please call 302.888.4600.

January 12 - Pets in America, Pets on the Farm

February 2 - Farmers at Home

March 1 - A Visit to Greenbank Mills and Philips Farm

Family Membership

$70 Family
plus all children under 18 living in the household
* Year-round, free admission (Garden & Galleries Pass)
* Reciprocal Admission Privileges at gardens, arboreta, and conservatories throughout North America. Visit for details.
* Two free Winterthur Experience Ticket
* 10% discount on all Winterthur purchases
* Subscription to Winterthur Magazine
* Guest Garden & Galleries Passes
* Discounts on tours, activities, lectures, workshops, seminars, special events
* Privilege of attending exhibition preview days, exclusively for Members, before major exhibitions


Thursday, January 10, 2008

Scholastic Warehouse Clearance Sale!


Exclusive Invitation
for Teachers, Librarians, Administrators, Book Fair Chairpeople,
Book Fair Volunteers, and Homeschooers!

50 to 80% off
Huge selection of items under $5
Last in stock,
Books for all ages, school supplies,
software, and more!
Thu., 01/10/2008 - Sat., 01/12/2008
Thursday 01/10/08 9am - 6pm
Friday 01/11/08 9am - 6pm
Saturday 01/12/08 9am - 3pm

Scholastic Book Fairs
240-B Lisa Dr
New Castle, DE 19720
(800) 477-3247
Register online for your Fast-Cart Pass!
You’ll skip the sign-in lines and receive a coupon for $10 off a $50 purchase!


Classes at Darlington Arts Center!

Ages 10 – 13 Teacher – Jordan
Mondays 2:00 – 3:00 PM
$96/session two 8 week sessions
Session 1: Feb 4 – Mar 31 (Not 3/17)
Session 2: Apr 7 – June 2 (Not 5/26)
Interested in studying Shakespeare?
Don’t just read the play – Act It! Here is
a chance to learn a Shakespearean
monologue or work on a scene from
Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s
Dream, Julius Caesar or Macbeth.

Ages 7 — 11 Teacher — Rugan
Tuesdays 1:00 — 2:00 PM
$88 8 weeks: 2/5 — 4/ 1 (Not 3/18)
Travel back in time to discover the life and
music of Ludwig Van Beethoven! With the
help of a boy named Christoph, we will
learn about the life of a great artist who
continued to create musical masterpieces
despite becoming deaf. Students will listen
to excerpts of his symphonies, sonatas
and chamber music.


Ages 7 — 11 Teacher — Rugan
Tuesdays 1:00 — 2:00 PM
$88 8 weeks: 4/8 — 5/27
Learn about the Wunderkind Wolfgang
Amadeus Mozart who began writing
music at age six and composed his first
opera by age eight! Students will listen to
excerpts of several symphonies, but focus
on his famous opera, The Magic Flute.

Ages 12 – 15 Teacher – Henderson
Tuesdays 2:00 – 3:00 PM
$100/session two 8 week sessions
Students will be introduced to dance history
through the performance of many
different dance styles: Jazz, Ballet,
Modern, African and more.

Ages 6 — 8 Teacher — Fontanez
Wednesdays 2:15 — 3:00 PM
Instrumental Ensemble Rates 16 weeks
A beginning recorder class which includes
the study of basic musical notation. Good
preparation for young students interested
in learning to play the flute.

Wednesdays Teacher – Shafer
Ages 7 – 10 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Ages 10 – 14 3:00 – 4:00 PM
$192 16 weeks
Meet the great composers of the past
through interactive games, artwork and
listening. It is history and fun wrapped
into one exciting class.

Ages 7 & up Teacher – Kaplan
$88 8 weeks
Day & Time TBD
Explore traditional art forms and techniques
of countries throughout the world.

Ages 7 & up Teacher – Kaplan
$88 8 weeks
Day & Time TBD
Examine work from some of your favorite
artists, then create your own works of art
using the featured artist’s techniques.

Any of Darlington’s class offerings may be turned into a class for homeschoolers during the day. Please contact, Angel Rugan, Program Manager with any requests.

Angel Rugan
Manager of Education & Event Programming
Darlington Arts Center
977 Shavertown Road
Garnet Valley, PA 19061
610-358-3632 x121

Programs for Homeschoolers at the Brandywine YMCA of Delaware!

Attention Homeschoolers!

Program # 04430
Ages 4-6
As requested, an hour of creative art and craft projects for your younger children! Different projects each session. A fun class! Meets on the same day and time as our Art Class for older children for your convenience. Basic supplies included. Class limit 10.
Days & Times Wed. 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. I (01) 8 weeks
Cost Full Member $54 / Program & Public $62

Program # 04432
Ages 7-13
A special art class! Your children will have the opportunity to express themselves creatively using pencil, charcoal, pastel, paint and clay over the school year. Basic art skills will be introduced as well as some fun projects that incorporate these skills. A complete well rounded art program. Basic supplies are provided. There may be a small material fee for special projects. limit 10.
Days & Times Wed. 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Cost I (01) 8 weeks Full Member $54 Program/Public $62

Program # 01807
Ages Boys and Girls 6 – 12 yrs.
A basic elementary school PE Program. This class is designed to run for a regular school year following the Brandywine YMCA sessions. Different activities will be introduced during the year. Come join us for fun and rewarding physical activity! Please register in advance.
Days & Times Wednesday 1:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
I (01) 8 wks.
Cost Full Member: $52 Program/Public $60

For more information visit their website.
Online Registration

Location & Contact
3 Mount Lebanon Road
Wilmington, DE 19803
Phone: 302-478-YMCA
Fax: 302-478-2260


Homeschool Program at the Community YMCA of Eastern Delaware County!

Homeschool Group
Ages 5-12
This is a 14-week session with weekly activities to supplement the homeschool experience. Activities include: swimming for physical education purposes, followed by art education and experiences, science exploration, team building/group games. One educational field trip offered during the session.
January 8 – April 8
Tuesday 10am-1pm RY
Tuesday 11:30am-2:30pm
Full Member: $70
Program Member: $100
For more information, please contact MJ Armour
610-638-1270 ext. 3032
Visit their website for a full list of programs and classes.

Ridley Area YMCA
900 South Avenue
Secane, PA 19018
Phone: 610-544-1080
Fax: 610-544-0807

Lansdowne YMCA
2110 Garrett Road
Lansdowne, PA 19050
Phone: 610-259-1661
Fax: 610-259-1843


Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Pottery and Mosaics Class at the Main Line Art Center!

Pottery and Mosaics
Instructor :Deborah Jones-Miller
Thursdays Jan. 17 - Mar.13
9:30am - 12:30pm
Ages 8 and up
Learn basic handbuilding and wheel throwing techniques as you
explore the world of clay through exciting and simple projects.
Discover ways to incorporate hand-made tiles and glass jewels into your work.
Step by step demonstrations and guidance will be given as you experiment and create functional and imaginative objects.
$193 for members
$206 for non-members
$50 Supply Fee

746 Panmure Road
Haverford, PA 19041
610.525.0272 (tel)
610.525.5036 (fax)

Weaving Classes for Homeschoolers!

Learn to Weave on a Four Harness Loom!
This is a class for homeschoolers aged 9 and up.
Each series of classes meets for 5 Tuesdays, 1-4 pm.
Philadelphia Guild of Handweavers in Mayayunk .
Fee: $135.

For more information check out the Guild's website at
To register call or e-mail the teacher Nancy Shiffrin at 610-649-6209,

The next class will begin mid January or as soon as the class fills.
Maximum 6 students.
Parents are also welcome to take the class.

Students will get to exercise their creativity and their math skills. They will each learn to prepare a loom for weaving with their own choice of yarns, and complete a project such as a scarf, table runner or placemats.

The Philadelphia Guild of Handweavers,
3705 Main Street, Philadelphia, PA 19127


Bowl Free & See!

The Bowlerama in New Castle DE is offering a FREE bowling session!

On Tues. Jan. 22 at 11am they will be introducing a new homeschool program they are
offering. The program is a 12 week program that includes 2 games of bowling, shoe
rental, a slice of pizza and a soda for $8.95 per person per week. Every bowler gets a trophy at the end of the program.

Call to let them know if you will be attending the free session:

The Bowlerama is located at 3130 New Castle Avenue, New Castle Delaware.
The program is in a smoke-free environment.


Theatre Classes for Young People and Families at the Delaware Theater Company!

Acting Up!
(ages 8 to 12)
Young actors are introduced to the creative process through theatre games and exercises exploring voice, body, and imagination. At the end of the workshop, kids get a genuine theatrical experience as they showcase their work for family and friends!

Winter session:
Saturdays, 9:00-10:30 a.m.
January 12-February 23, 2008 (snow date March 1) (7 weeks)

Spring session
Saturdays, 9:00-10:30 a.m.
April 5-May 10, 2008 (6 weeks)

Acting for Teens
(ages 13 to 18)
Calling all teens! This exciting workshop is for student actors who want to acquire new skills in portraying realistic characters and staging scenes. Students will gain real-world stage experience through monologue and/or scene work in a creative and teen-friendly environment. Students will present a showcase of their works-in-progress the final day of class.

Winter session:
Saturdays, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
January 12-February 23, 2008 (snow date March 1) (7 weeks)

Spring session:
Saturdays, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
April 5-May 10, 2008 (6 weeks)

Comedy Improv
(ages 12 to 17)
This games-based improvisation class is designed to help teen actors sharpen their comedic skills through creating colorful characters and zany situations. In the process, students will learn important improvisational acting skills such as teamwork, listening, and scene-building. Get ready for fun!
Spring session
Mondays, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
April 7-May 12, 2008 (6 weeks)

Preschool Playhouse (as seen in The News Journal!)
(ages 3-5 with accompanying adult)
Beat cabin fever and the winter doldrums through imaginative theatre activities and classic stories for preschoolers and caretakers. Dress up, dance, and pretend in this interactive class!
Take-away handouts let you continue your play at home!

Winter session
Tuesdays, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
January 29-February 12, 2008
$75 base fee: Includes one child and one adult for three weeks.
$30 add-on fee for additional child or adult, up to two add-ons per party.
Space is limited—advance reservations are required.

For more information visit their website.

Johanna Schloss
Associate Director of Education
Delaware Theatre Company
200 Water Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
302-594-1104 ext. 204
Fax 302-594-1107

Year of the Frog event at the Brandywine Zoo!

Special Event at the Brandywine Zoo!

“Leap Frog!”
(For Toddlers – Fifth Grade)
Friday, February 29, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Parents and Teachers of toddlers through fifth grade, make like a frog and leap to this fun event celebrating the kickoff of “2008 - The Year of the Frog.” Enjoy with amphibian-related games, crafts, activities and more! This event is outdoors so dress for the weather.

$1.00 per person includes admission AND event!

To register:
visit and go to Family Programs.

Nicole Goodsell
Zoo Naturalist
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE 19802
phone: 302-571-7850 x224
fax: 302-577-7480

The Brandywine Zoo is accredited by the American Zoo and Aquarium Association (AZA). Look for the logo whenever you visit a zoo or aquarium as your assurance you are supporting a facility dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you, and a better future for all living things. With its more than 200 accredited members, AZA is a leader in global wildlife conservation, and your link to helping animals in their native habitats.


Chinese New Year at the Delaware Art Museum!

Sunday, Jan 27, 2008
12:00 - 3:330

Come celebrate Chinese New Year at the Delaware Art Museum!

This free program includes hands-on art activities, demonstrations, and traditional lion and folk dances.

More Information


Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Art History Class and Writing Workshop at the Wayne Art Center!

Wayne Art Center is now offering a new lineup of semester-long classes specially designed to meet the needs of homeschool students. The Wayne Art Center is offering the following classes to homeschool students:

Art History and Exploration
Tuesdays, 1:00 – 3:00 pm, beginning January 22nd
10 weeks $100
Ages 7 and up. This semester begins with the Medieval period, and will continue through
Modern time. Each class will focus on a different period of art and will include a
discussion of the history of the time, famous artists, their materials and their artwork.
Homeschoolers will complete an art project each class in the style of the period covered.
Instruction in drawing, painting and ceramics will be included.

Writers Workshop:
Writing and Illustrating My Own Poetry

Kathy Hubbard
1:00 – 3:00 pm, beginning January 24th
10 weeks $100
Ages 8 and up. Creative writing is fun and teaches children the importance of spelling,
grammar and sentence construction. Each class will begin with the reading of exemplary
children's poetry to allow the students to hear good writing while opening up their
imaginations. Using this literature as a guide, students will learn about the mechanics of
writing through the creation, development and revision of his or her own poems. We will
focus on several different forms of poetry: rhyming, haiku and open verse. For a final
project the children will choose, revise and illustrate his or her best work to be part of our
class "literary journal".

Space is limited. Early registration recommended.
Call the Wayne Art Center at 610-688-3553, x200.

Located in the Main Line suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Wayne Art Center offers instruction for all ages in the visual arts, crafts, music and drama. Our gallery presents several exhibits each year, highlighting local, regional and national artists.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Jewelry Making Class for Teens at the Delaware Art Museum

Beginning Jewelry for Teens

Debi Parisi
Saturdays, January 12 – April 5 (no class Jan. 19, Feb. 16, Mar. 22)
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
$200 Members/$240 Non-Members (price includes lab fee and supplies)
Register Online

(Ages 14 and up)—This course will follow the process of jewelry-making from concept-on-paper to wearable 3D art. Students will learn the basic jewelry-making techniques such as sawing, filing, drilling, and joining metal in order to create a ring or pendant of their own design. Soldering will also be touched upon, and students will also be introduced to chain making techniques in order to incorporate movement in their pieces.


Saturday, January 5, 2008

Homeschool Programs at the Media-Upper Providence Library


The people at Media-Upper Providence Library believe that it is important that your local library be of service to those who choose to homeschool their children. In addition to providing a wealth of materials, they wish to invite you to join some other local homeschoolers in their newest programs.

Please register by phone or email.

Homeschooler’s Story Time
Come listen to a folktale, non-fiction, or factual/biographical picture book then do a related activity/craft.
Ages 5-8
Thurs. Feb 7, 14, 28 (no class Feb 21st)
March 13, 20, 27 (no class March 6)

Homeschooler Young Adult Book Group
Join other homeschooled t(w)eens in a lively discussion of selected books.
Books are ordered by request or on-your-own for each meeting since participants are from all over Delaware County.
Usually the 2nd and 4th Monday of the Month
10:30am*- 12:00pm

Book selections for January are as follows:

January 14th
An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793
by Jim Murphy

January 28th
Fever, 1793
by Laurie Halse Anderson

*Start time is flexible, participants can arrive late if necessary.

Media-Upper Providence Library
1 E. Front St., Media, PA 19063
610-566-1918 /


Thursday, January 3, 2008

Homeschool ZOO Days at The Brandywine Zoo!

Pre-K thru High School
Tuesday, February 12, 9:30 am -12 pm
Rain/Snowdate: Thursday, February 14, 9:30 am -12 pm
Learn about continents, ecosystems and habitats from our wonderful, wild world. Map your way across the globe to find out from where our zoo animals hail!

For pre-K thru High School
Tuesday, March 11, 9:30 am -12 pm
Rain/Snowdate: Thursday, March 13, 9:30 am -12 pm
Patterns, Structures and Designs are all around you at a zoo! Create, experience and learn about zoos and art with WILD Life!

*Each Program will begin in the Education Building and include an inside teaching portion about the topic. Then, tour the zoo on your own, stopping at stations which incorporate activities, games, crafts, etc. about the program.

*No refunds for no shows. Call in case of inclement weather.

*Pre-registration is required! Fee: $8/person, $6/person for DE Zoological Society members. (One Adult is Free per family)

To Register, or For More Information:
Call 302-571-7850 x224 OR


Oak Meadow - Winter Sale!

Seasons greetings from Oak Meadow!
For the first time ever Oak Meadow is offering a Winter Sale! 10% off their entire curriculum, craft kits, and school enrollments for all grades Kindergarten through 12th.

This sale runs from January 2nd through January 18th. Take advantage of this brief sale by either using their online bookstore (click here), or you may place your order with them directly at 802-251-7250. Please feel free to phone them with any questions you may have; they are happy to speak with you anytime!


Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Homeschool Tour Progam at the Delaware Art Museum!

Artists & Art Movements
Tuesdays, January 15 – March 4, 2008 (8 weeks)
10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Ages 10 and up
$30 per student / Parents & Guardians are free

Registration Form (Download PDF file)

Especially designed for homeschool students ages 10 and up, the Delaware Art Museum’s homeschool tour program offers students a wonderful art education experience! Students will explore various artists and art movements and develop an understanding of the Museum’s collection and special exhibitions. Select tour dates will include 30-minute art projects in the Museum’s Bank of America Studio Wing.

Registration begins Monday, December 17th. Program limited to 25 students. Registration is first-come, first-served. Participants must register and pre-pay by mail. No refunds. For more information, contact Courtney Waring, Director of Education, at
302-351-8509 or


15th - John Sloan and the “Ashcan” Group

22nd - Women Artists

29th* - British Pre-Raphaelite Artists


5th - Nineteenth Century American Art

12th - Howard Pyle and his Students

19th* - Art of American Illustration

26th - Now and Then: A Study in Sculpture


4th* - Contemporary Realism and Abstraction

*Studio Art Component

Glory of Stories for Homeschoolers at the Delaware Art Museum!

The Artist’s Expression
Tuesdays, January 15 – March 4, 2008
10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. OR
Fridays, January 18 – March 7, 2008
9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Age groups: 4-6 years & 7-9 years
$30 per child / Parents and Guardians are free

Registration Form (Download PDF file)

The Delaware Art Museum’s Homeschool program offers Homeschool families a wonderful art education experience! Every Tuesday and Friday for 8 weeks, Museum Staff and Docents will present story readings related to the Museum’s 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.

The Artist’s Expression will highlight various artists and art movements in the Museum’s collection and special exhibitions. Kids will learn about a different artist and genre of art each week. Topics will also include information about the artists’ cultural backgrounds and inspirations. Following the session, there will be an art show and reception. Registration begins Monday, December 17th. Space is limited. Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first served basis. Participants must register and prepay by mail. No refunds. Parents are required to stay for the entire program.

For more information, contact Courtney Waring, Director of Education, at 302-351-8509 or


Week 1 - John Sloan

Week 2 - Contemporary Chinese Artists

Week 3 - Faith Ringgold

Week 4 - Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Week 5 - Benjamin West

Week 6 - Frida Kahlo/Nickolas Muray

Week 7 - Howard Pyle

Week 8 - Gene Davis

Friday, March 14, 2008 | 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Art Show & Reception

Studio Art Classes at Delaware Art Museum

Winter 2008

Studio Art Classes

Saturday Teens - Ages 13 and up

These classes are designed for high school students with a passion for art. What better place to learn how to become an artist than surrounded by a renowned art museum collection? By signing up for both classes, students are receive a well rounded art foundation preparing them for college, advance them in school, or propel their individual artistic pursuits. Students can begin to build or expand their portfolio for their continuing growth as young artists.

Both classes are taught by actual artists and art instructors.

For those staying for both classes, lunch may be purchased from the Museum Cafe or brought from home. Saturday Teens students will also receive an ID card which may be used for themselves and a guest to visit the Museum galleries throughout the semester.

Sculpture and 3D Design
Instructor: Veronique Cote

This is an introductory course on the basic principles of three-dimensional art. The class will concentrate on design elements and principles, compositional techniques, craftsmanship, and design vocabulary all within a conceptual framework. Students will create small-scale sculptural projects. Class will also consist of short lectures, slide presentations and walks through the Museum and group discussions.

Drawing and 2D Design
Instructor: Amanda Kamen

The aim of this course is to introduce a variety of drawing techniques, vocabulary, and media. Students will come away form this course with an introduction to drawing as an exciting and limitless process. Classes Will consist of drawing exercises as well as participating in demonstrations and critiques. Demonstrations will concentrate on the use of a material or the visual explanation of a concept. Critiques are a respectful forum where students can share their work and ides with the rest of the class. Along with generating further discussion and ideas, critiques can supply helpful advice to artists on how to improve his/her work.

Saturday January 12 - April 15th
(no classes January 19, February 16th, March 22nd)

Sculpture & 3D Design: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm*
Drawing & 2D Design: 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm*
* If taking both classes, students can bring a bag lunch and visit the museum exhibits and sculpture gardens during the break.

$220 for members
$250 for non-members

If enrolling in both classes there is a price break:
$375 for members
$455 for non-members

For more information or to register:
Brett John Johnson, Studio Programs Manager
Phone: 302-571-9590 ext. 551
Email: bjohnson@delart.orf

Museum Membership Information