Saturday, September 6, 2008

Homeschool Programs at the Delaware Art Museum!

Chas Rietveld, 2003
by Garry Knox Bennett

Glory of Stories
(ages 3-6)

Students & parents/guardians participate in a story-reading which leads to a viewing of relevant works of art, followed by a hands-on art project. Parents/guardians are required to stay with their child during the story and tour portion of the program and may be asked to assist during the art activity.

Tour Program I
(ages 7-9)

Students take a guided theme tour for 30 minutes followed by a 30-minute art activity inspired by their tour.

Tour Program II
(ages 10-13 & 14-18)

Students take a guided theme tour for 60 minutes which includes writing exercises, sketching in the galleries, and take-home assignments.

Session 1 :
Decorative Arts and Crafts

September 18 - October 9 (4 weeks)
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Students will explore a wide array of art mediums from the organic glass forms seen in Dale Chihuly’s Persians to the zany chair creations found in the special exhibition:
Garry Knox Bennett: Call Me Chairmaker.

Session 2:
Themes in Art

October 15 - November 5 (4 weeks)
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

It’s not always easy to figure out what a work of art is about. In this session, students will investigate and discover a variety of themes portrayed in art such as nature, love, and adventure.

Session 3:
Stories in Art

November 12 - December 10
(4 weeks, no class November 26)
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Every picture tells a story! Students will enjoy learning about the stories behind portraits and illustrations in the Museum’s permanent collection as well as photographs in the special exhibition:
Bare Witness:Photographs by Gordon Parks

The Glory of Stories program follows the same schedule as the Tour Program below; however, weekly themes vary and may not cover the same material.


The Delaware Art Museum’s Homeschool Programs offer Homeschool families a wonderful art education experience! Kids will build a foundation for visual arts, as well as hone their observation skills through discussions of works in the Museum’s collection and special exhibitions. Additionally, art activities, writing exercises, and take-home assignments extend the student learning experience beyond the galleries.

Homeschool Programs are designed for different age groups and are offered as 4-week sessions. Homeschool families can choose to sign up for one or more session. Children will be automatically enrolled into the appropriate program based on their age.

Price per child each session:
$14 Members / $16 Non-Members

Families with 3 or more children enrolled in any of the Homeschool
Programs receive a 20% discount on the total cost.

For more information, contact Saralyn Rosenfield
Family Programs Manager